Thursday, May 19, 2016

Try Out Thursdays: Running in the Dark and @RunLites Gloves Review!

I am one of those super weird people that loves to wake up early, before the sun comes up, before the rest of the world wakes up and go for a run!  And even better, I like to do this with other crazy mother runners who like to go run as well!

I have been meeting with the beautiful Angela and Cindy at 5:00 a.m. for a trail run before the work day.  They are so awesome and I have been loving their company.  But the problem is it is so dark.  And trails are dark!

But today, I had the RunLites Gloves!  I was able to take this picture in the pitch dark with just the light of my gloves and no flash!

I was recently sent these RunLites Gloves to review!  I took them on a trail run this week and OMG!  Life changed!

What a difference?!  Here are the highlights of these gloves:

·         Lightweight and compact design, fitted with a hands-free safety light
·         Two brightness settings that can project 80 lumens of light up to 15 feet 
·         6-12 hours of USB re-chargeable battery life
·         Palm pocket for storage of IDs, keys, money, or music unit
·         Reflective strip for added safety
·         Unisex models in a range of colors offered in half-length dry-wick fabric ($34.99) and full-length polar fleece ($39.99) (mine are half-length Medium and they fit like a glove - BWAHAHAHAHA!)

We were able to see everything with these gloves!  Because there were two gloves, they cast a wide circle of light in front of us.  The other girls didn't even need their usual head lights and iPhone flashlights!  Game changer!

Here is a little video on how it works!

Mary Tiffin, President and CEO of RunLites, invented and patented the gloves because as a runner and working mother of three, she could only find time to exercise at night and was frustrated by the inefficiency of flashlights and headlamps.  I feel her pain.  My time to work out is 5:00 a.m.  Still dark!  Here is their Twitter page.

And now I would like you to check out the Try Out Thursdays Link Up!

Here are the Rules for the Link Up:
1.  I will start the LinkUp Post every Wednesday night by 11:59 EST.  It will be hosted on  You can link up your posts any day of the week but the most common day to do so is Thursday.  Each linkup will be open for one week only.

2.  Entries that are not associated with a review or linked to your homepage will be deleted. 

3.  Link back to Running with SD Mom so others can read everyone else's reviews too!  Please use the linkup graphic if you can!

4.  The thumbnail in the linkup should be a picture of the item / service / product you are reviewing.

5.  MOST IMPORTANT: You MUST visit the person's blog who linked up directly before you and leave them a motivating comment or share their post.  This is the most important part of the linkup.  This is MANDATORY!  We all keep track of who participates by playing well with others.
I was sent a free pair of RunLites for review purposes only.  I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions are my own.  

So ready to link up?  What do you use to light your way in the dark?  What is the coolest product or race or clothing you came across this week?  Can't wait to read all your reviews!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


  1. Did they make your hands hot at all? I'm intrigued! I wonder how they would do when it's really hot out.

  2. Thanks for hosting! Those gloves look awesome...I think I would have to make Iron Man sounds the whole time I was wearing them lol

  3. Those gloves are genius! I'm sue my klutzy self would use those alllll the time... if I could run... 2 months and 3 weeks to go. Le sigh

  4. Those look so cool and cute too! Currently I run with knuckle lights as I am a 5am runner and in MN it's pitch black 8 months of the year. Really neat product! Thanks for the link-up!

  5. Those sound super awesome! Can I borrow for my 24 hours race next weekend? LOL

  6. I like these! I never got into the headlamp (doesn't fit my head right, doesn't seem to give off enough light) so the gloves may be worth a try for sure (especially during the winter months when it is dark ALL THE TIME!

  7. But now you're not going to look like a coal miner!

  8. I'd totally try these! I don't run in the dark often but when I do, I want to be visible!

  9. What an awesome idea! I am always so hesitant to get up early and run because ITS DARK...well problem solved!