Although we're pretty much immersed in darkness from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. these days, the Colorado sun still does not disappoint. Bright and intense, it makes me feel like I'll be ready to audition for the California raisins before I'm 50.
I often quote a statistic I heard somewhere, sometime (or read somewhere, sometime) that Colorado has over 300 days of sunshine a year. (The Colorado Climate Center explains this isn't quite true, but adds the Denver area has only 30-40 completely overcast days a year. My translation: 300+ days of sunshine!)
Which means I'm pretty much always wearing sunglasses. While I try to run in the morning, my bed can slurp me up in the dark, cold morning, and I sometimes concede: I love a good lunch run in crisp fall air. As the snow begins to fall, I am even more in favor of a noon-time jaunt. So although I'm far from training from another Ironmother, my Smith Pivlocks still put in plenty of miles through the winter months.
Although my Ironmother glasses continue to run strong, Smith has restyled them a bit. Still featherweight and so minimal, the Smith Pivlock Asana, which feature an adjustable nosepiece, rest gently on your nose and ears—and, once they're in place, you don't notice them again. They don't fog, they don't slip, they provide supreme protection from all the sun's rays, and, perhaps most importantly, solidify your reputation as a badass mother runner.
We're thriled to give away a pair of the new Smith Pivlock Asana frames today; in order to enter, please answer this question—based on the bed slurping comment above—in the comments below: Say you plan to exercise five days a week. How many days do you typically make? How often are you coming up with plan B (I'll exercise at lunch, when my kid naps, after dinner, tomorrow) as you lie in bed?
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 11/5/14 and ends on 11/11/14. We will announce the winners on our Facebook page on 11/13/14, as well as notifying the winner by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize is approximately $159.00. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.