The first thing I bought was an Amphipod Xinglet - I was going to get one for both Jeff and I, but I decided to just try one, in case we didn't like it. As it turned out, Jeff ended up being the one who wears it, because I went a different direction. He doesn't particularly love it, but he agrees that he's much more visible when he has it on, so he has been using it regularly. I tried it on and honestly, I'm glad to not have to wear it as it just feels a little odd going over my top. It might be OK for less-endowed women, but for me, it would not be my number one choice.
Luckily, a reader told me about Ion Design decals - I was given some for review and was so impressed that both Amy and I placed an order for more. I love them. From the fun designs, to the massive reflectivity, to the way they still look perfect after many washings (I have them on all three pairs of my running capris so they've been given a decent workout) - I highly recommend them.
Just some of my workout clothing that I've customized with Ion Designs.
We didn't end up getting Knuckle Lights, but one of these days when I'm feeling flush, I'll probably order a pair. Overall, I feel much better about our safety when we're running in the dark (which is most of the time). Don't get me wrong, I'm still very cautious, but at least I feel like I'm giving myself a fighting chance against drivers when it comes to visibility.
Not a lot of exciting things to report on with running - last week the weather kept me off the streets, and we ended up going Plano to visit our kids for the weekend, so I didn't even run on Saturday. I am trying to not stress over missing runs, especially with some 5K races coming up - hey, this is supposed to be my easy running time, right? Life is getting a little crazy, so I'll miss even more running in the next week, but that's OK. I'll be where I need to be. And at least when I DO run? I'm still loving my new shoes - dang, these things are really, really comfortable!
P.S. I snuck another review/giveaway in yesterday - click here if you missed it. FYI, over the next month there will pretty much be a review/giveaway post every Tuesday.