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by leandre on December 28, 2012 · 0 comments

in Giveaway Thursday!

Congrats to Jen who won last week’s GIVEAWAY THURSDAY. Jen won a headlamp and a case, and based on her comment it sounds she won the right thing at the right time: “When I run at night, I wear my reflective vest, bright neon colors and reflective bands around my arms–to make sure I’m seen when I’m running! I also wear a headlamp, but it’s not very bright–would love a new one!” I was happy to read that so many of you wear reflective gear +/or headlamps when you run in the dark and at dusk.

Quite a few people commented that they wear bright colors.  Unless by “bright” you mean “neon”, you might be less visible than you think. Do yourself a favor and the next time you’re pulling out your gear, drape it over a chair in a dark room. Then step as far away as possible. How well can you see your clothes? Is it any better with a flashlight? If you can’t see your clothes well, cars can’t see you.

OK, I’ll get off my soapbox now. Thanks for listening.

So, today is Friday, not Thursday. If you live in VT you can probably guess what I was up to yesterday.  (Read: a little bit of shoveling and a whole lot of sledding.)

I’m on vacation this week so I took full advantage of the day off to play in the fluffy white stuff with my kids.  I thought about logging on and offering to give away some snow, but figured you all either had plenty for yourself or were happy not to have to deal with it.

GIVEAWAY THURSDAY will return next week with something to get your New Year off to a rockin’ good start.  In the meantime, we hope we see you at FirstRun either as a runner or a volunteer. (We REALLY need volunteers, so please consider helping out on January 1!). Not familiar with FirstRun? Check out this Seven Days article.

We’re collecting donations for CVOEO’s WARMTH program and the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf on race day. So bring a few extra dollars or a pantry staple. The Food Shelf is in in particular need of proteins, specifically peanut butter and tuna fish, as well as the other usual staples cereals, rice and pasta.)

Best wishes for a wonderful New Year from all of us at RunVermont!

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