I swear, that will be the last thing I hear before I die because the odds of getting hit by a car rolling a red stop sign in Halifax get higher each days.
It’s crazy out there kids!
No joke, in the last week (I’ve run every day because I am doing that #RWRunStreak) I’ve been almost hit every.single.day.
Yes, I run in the dark (usually before 6:30 am).
Yes, I wear a reflective vest.
Actually, on Saturday morning around 8:30 am (not dark), I had to skirt around a police car that stopped at a red light halfway inside a crosswalk.
Yes, I wagged my finger and shook my head at her.
Yes, her partner chuckled because he thought I was being funny.
Um, no sir.
I know I am ranting. Sorry.
Sorry is the gesture I see all of the time from these Haligonian drivers. Is it just a #halifaxproblem? I’m curious.
In light of this, here is my All I Want For Christmas (If I Make It To Christmas) Is Reflective Gear wish list:
This gear is great for all the folks on your list who venture outside… Halifax has a serious problem.
A. Lululemon Run With Me Gloves *Reflective ($28.00 CAD)
B. Garmin Forerunner 235 ($439.99 CAD)
C. Lululemon Swiftly Tech Long Sleeve Crew ($68.00 CAD)
D. Nathan Sports* Wrist Runner 2
E. Oakley Commit Iridium Rimless Sunglasses ($150.00)
F. SPIbelt ($21.00 CAD) I have one, great for holding your ID … for when you get hit, they can identify your body
G. Brooks Drift 1/2 Zip ($95.00 CAD)
H. Nathan Sports Bandolier (reflective vest) there are lots of options, this is the one I wear.
I. Lululemon Swiftly Tech Racerback ($48.00 CAD) I have 3, they’re my FAVOURITE
J. MEC Pelican Mini‑Flasher 2130 LED Flashlight ($13.50 CAD)
K. Like The Wind trucker hat(15.00 Euro)
L. Fuel Belt Helium® Headlamp ($13.50 CAD) I have a headlamp, but if you don’t, it’s worth the investment
M. Brooks Drift Shell Running Jacket ($135.00 CAD)
N. Nike Element Hoody (reflective detailing) ($95.00 CAD)
O. Oiselle Reflective Running Vest ($77.00 US)
P. MEC Cactus Creek Reflexite Ankle Band ($3.75 CAD)
Q. Lululemon Tight Stuff Tight *Reflective ($148.00 CAD)
R. Oiselle Power Stretch Mittens (reflective) ($32.00 US)
S. Saucony Women’s Kinvara 6 Running Shoes ($130.00 CAD)
T. Lululemon Run Fast Neck Warmer *Lights Out ($68.00 CAD)
U. MEC Rhythm Long Sleeve (reflective tape) ($22.00 CAD – on sale)
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