Jack o LanternThis evening is Halloween here in the States. As such, I decided that since drivers would be watching for kids on the side of the road that it would be a good night to run. Of course, I did not consider that there were more than twice as many drivers as usual.

All in all, it was a great run. I only had one kid yell “Run, Forrest, Run” at me. Usually, I hear that at least 2 or 3 times when I run by more than a few people. The weather was perfect, but I did run into a tree limb that is right at eye height. I did that last time I ran at night too. Most of the kids that I passed were amazed by somebody out running, and most of the older kids and young teenagers that were out couldn’t figure out what was coming at them until I was right on top of them.

I ran at a fairly good clip; definately faster than I needed to. I took off my long sleeve shirt, and was running in a short sleeve with a reflective vest and a head lamp. I highly recommend going out for a run tonight if the weather is as fair where you live as it is where I live.