Heifers! Did you ever stumble upon some new product that you didn't even know you were looking for? It's kind of like going shopping, and finding something AMAZING that you never realized you needed, until you saw it. Kind of like how my husband must have felt the minute he met me (hahahahahahahaha)
That's pretty much exactly how I felt when I discovered Knuckle Lights. My world has been rocked. ROCKED I tell you. I will never run in the dark again. EVER! (never ever)
Living in Phoenix, you either run at O'Dark Thirty, when even the full moon isn't bright enough to light your canal run, or you wither and die in the summer heat (because, really, I'm not a treadmill kinda heifer). So the choice seems simple. Run in the dark. The pre-dawn hour of awful. The hour of ugly. The hour when even the roosters are still asleep.
A heifer's gotta do what a heifer's gotta do. So..... I stumbled upon these Knuckle Lights. As with most things in life, I was skeptcial. You'll see a recurring theme with me. I'm a realist (my husband calls me a pessimist, I say I'm a realist, and I'm right... so there's that.... ) I didn't really expect my world to be ROCKED by something as simple as knuckle lights. I really didn't. I was thinking, "eh, I'll give them a try, how bad can they be?" I had never even heard of them before.
Well....... LET ME SHOUT THIS FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!! These are amazing. Think about it. You don't have to strap on some weird looking headlamp that jiggles, bobbles, and bounces as your head goes up and down (I tried them, they're annoying as hell to me). You don't have to strap on some apparatus onto your torso and feel all smushed up like you can't breathe...You just slip these onto your hands. Easy as pie. Did someone say pie? Oh my gawd, now I'm craving pie.
I know, I know, you're thinking, "There's gotta be a catch!" and that there's something weird about them.. NOPE. They slip right onto your hands with the adjustable rubber strap and that's it. No matter your hand size, from Trump to Tebow, they've got you covered. All you gotta do is get out there, and go run. It's enlightening! (haha, see how I did that?!) Seriously, they're amazeballs. I swore I'd never use that word. I take my swear back JUST for this product. Here's a few shots I took of my new favorite toy:
As seen in the photo (above, left) they are rechargeable. You just stick them back on the cradle after your run, and VIOLA... the light turns green when they're fully juiced. Unlike me, I pass out when I'm juiced up, but that's another topic altogether.
Regardless of whether you run on the roads, or whether you're on the canal, safety is of utmost important. I make lots of jokes here in Heifer-Land, but truly - safety is key for runners, and cyclists, too. We have to run responsibly, and I for one, am super happy to have stumbled upon this amazing product. Do yourself a favor, get some. Be seen! Be safe! Get your knuckle lights HERE.... And keep running!