Running is healthy and one of the best dad bod exercises for men looking to get in better physical shape. It can also be a great backyard exercise for dads if you have a backyard. However, most men prefer to run at night after completing all other personal and professional responsibilities.
If you have decided to start a training regime and that includes running at night, you might want to follow these tips.
Bring Your Phone
Your phone can do more than just taking sweaty selfies and pictures to post on Instagram – it can also help you ensure your safety in emergencies. Every smartphone has a GPS tracker that allows efficient location tracking for its user. Make sure you always carry a cellphone, and the battery is charged. However, if you don’t prefer to carry one with you, inform your family members where you’ll be and when you will return.
Check the Weather
Whether (no pun intended) you’re planning to tackling the trailers or racking up miles on the road., it’s always wise to check up on the weather. Check the weather on your phone and if heavy rain is expected, postpone your plans.
Building on our previous point – if you don’t prefer to skip a day on your training or want to keep running for as long as you want, we recommend getting home gym equipment, like a treadmill. Day or night, you can exercise at home at your convenience and for as long as you want.
Get Rid of the Headphones
Sorry to break it to you but wearing headphones while running out at night is never a good option. It makes you vulnerable to road accidents and potential attackers. On the other hand, try to socialize more with other dads running around you, not only with that motivate you but also help you learn something about how to handle your diet.
Can’t go without your headphones? No problem! Consider something like the Aftershokz Titanium bone-conducting headphones (My running headphones of choice). This will help you maintain your groove and stay aware of your surroundings as well.
Making the wrong choice in running clothes can mean life or death if you’re running at night. Make sure you’re visible to oncoming traffic and other runners. Find a great lighted running vest like the Noxgear Tracer360. They even have one for your pup called the LightHound (My dog loves his!)!
Running for dad is important for men who are now dads. Despite having such major responsibilities on their head, physical fitness is still important. Follow these tips for running at night and stay safe.