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Hi I'm Suzy, the host of Run Lift Mom!

Run Lift Mom is an audio podcast uplifting women and guiding mothers through their fitness journey. Episodes feature expert interviews in the topics of running, strength training, and motherhood.

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Episode 60: Tips for Running in the Dark


This Run Lift Mom Podcast Episode is a Saturday with Suzy quick tip about how to be safe while running in the dark. Enjoy!

In this Episode:

1. Bring Your Phone

You’ll be able to find help if you get hurt or feel unsafe. You can also use it to tell friends where you are via Find My Friends.

2. Know your (well lit) Running Route

Take a well lit path. You can also wear a headlamp. With a headlamp, look up and shine your light at cars to make sure they see you.If you are traveling and know you’ll be out early or night running, plan ahead! Strava’s Global Heatmap or MapMyRun’s Route Genius are apps you can use to find safe places to run. If you are running from home base, stick to paths you know are safe! Save adventure runs for the daytime.

3. Wear Reflective Clothing

Wearing reflective clothing or reflectors. You may be able to see cars coming but they can’t see you!If you don’t own any, borrow your husband’s PT belt or buy reflective tape to put on your shoes, handheld water bottle, or hat for running in the dark.

Neon yellow bomber jacket from ZYIA
Here are the ZYIA Reflective leggings in action

4. One Bud or No Headphones

Keep volume low or take the opportunity to run without Run Lift Mom podcast or music. The more aware you are of your surroundings, the faster you can react!

5. Bring Extras

If you don’t have pepper spray, get some! Repeat after me: it’s more important to be safe than nice! I like this one with the hand strap but real talk: any style can be put in your Light n Tightside pocket so you don’t drop it.It’s always good to have some sort of ID on you in case you get hurt; road ID is ideal because other runners and cyclists know to look for them. >>> <<<This episode is made possible by your support of my ZYIA Active business and a partnership with Red H Nutrition: use RUNLIFTMOM to save 10% on anything, including Formula H

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