It had been foggy the past two mornings so it didn't surprise me when I checked the weather first thing this morning and saw the Dense Fog Alert. I debated, I did. But then I reminded myself I said I only wouldn't run because of rain. And then I remembered all the bloggers that run in ice, snow, freezing temps, rain and the like and I decided I could handle a little fog.
Let me tell you though, fog in the dark is creepy.
But I did it, yes I did.
When I walked outside it was eerily silent except the trees were cackling -- I think it was the moisture on the branches. The cackling was so loud because everything else was so quiet. Visibility was about 50ft. so not too bad. But when I turned on my headlamp, all I saw was water floating all around me and I was instantly chilled. There was nothing to do at that point so off I went.
It wasn't that bad but it was still creepy -- every time a leaf would fall I'd jump and I constantly felt like someone was going to jump out at me. Also the run itself was difficult -- I'm terrible in the dark anyway and the headlamp was absolutely no use so I was even slower. But it was also very very peaceful -- even more so than regular. I never did warm up though and was very happy I'd worn my big thick gloves so my hands didn't turn white (which is always nice).
So I guess this means I can run in fog. A few modifications to what I wore and I'm set.