It's been too dark for (unlit) morning runs for a few weeks, and it's now getting too dark for cycle commuting too (the latest we can leave is about 6:40, and it's getting light enough to ride at about 7). Right now it's OK, as it's staying light until 7ish. So we'll replace this morning's aborted commute with a good, hard Kairangi loop, and it'll all be good. But it's reminded me how much the dark wore me down last year, and how little I want to repeat that!
So, I'm going to set a goal of getting our training dark proof by the end of March. That means:
- travelling into Hamilton to train before work every so often
- buying a whole heap of new lights (another headlamp, light up vest, helmet light, replacement rear light- anything else?)
- thinking of ways to reward myself for getting my butt out of bed (other than improved fitness, self esteem and general sense of wellbeing, that is)