Other than the little fartlek, my run was fairly smooth. I decided that my bright orange/day-glo/road cone t-shirt and Nike vest were enough for the elements. It was pretty windy, but I am a heater and get so warm that I was completely fine at the end. Sweltering hot actually. There's also the plus of coming home to a warm, smiling Goober as well, even if the warmth is because she pooped in her diaper.
I really must invest in some more bright and reflective night running apparel. I mean, my stuff has some reflective swishes here and there, but come ON, it's not that hard to add some more to the clothes, right? Is it that expensive? What good is a two-inch long itty bitty stripe of glowing material going to do on a black garment? Some of the reflective stuff is barely even visible unless a bright light is shining on it...so why not add some more of that to the clothes, "Clothing Makers?" How sweet would it be to have a giant reflective eagle emblazoned on the back of a black running jacket, and one would only see it if direct light hits it at the right angle? Ah ha! The runner would definitely be seen. ;)