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A dark one


Is it me or are Councils saving money by dimming street lights?  My run had to be early evening, after dark today, which is a first for this Janathon.  (It will take a bit longer before it is the dark of pre-dawn)!   I was running on pavements in ‘lit’ streets and  there was plenty of light when running past shops but some of the residential areas felt decidedly dark. Just as well I was wearing something fluorescent.  I did have to apologise at one stage when a girl got a bit of fright when I ran past her!  I’m obviously running better and landing lighter on my feet at last!

A gentle run today after yesterday’s race although I felt surprisingly good and really enjoyed it once I got out and going.  Thanks Sue for a little extra motivation from reading your blog that made all the difference.  I even added an extra mile to my run tonight!

4.27 miles  42.16 mins

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

10 thoughts on “A dark one

  1. brilliant! you have the most amazing collection of lego
    well done on your run, that has happened to me too, I gave some poor lady a huge fright one evening, so now I always say something as I am running up behind someone 🙂

  2. In Hyde P today I was running from Speaker’s Corner to Wellington Arch on that wide carriageway and I saw someone running backwards whilst they were speaking into their phone. I decided to run straight towards her at alarming pace – that spooked her a bit! Well, it was an important life lesson – never run backwards whilst speaking on the phone!

    That’s they call me Bad Wabbit.

    • hahahaha, brilliant. I tend to make a little cough or similar to advise people I am coming by, generally working too hard to actually say words to anyone 🙂 But I like your approach Stephen

  3. Locally our council has taken to turning off alternate street lights. Gives an interesting dark spot/bright spot illumination effect.
    Loving the lego people!

  4. Nice run. That scared lego face made me laugh out loud!

  5. Very atmospheric dark photo — love the determined expression on the right!

  6. I ran round a corner once nearly in to someone and was surprised our joint scream of alarm did not bring the neighbours out! Fab Lego. The dragon is my favourite hope e makes an appearance ths month

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