It’s that time of year again when it feels like winter all of a sudden, no matter what the weather is doing. Dark evenings make me want to ensconce myself on the couch.
I live at 57 degrees north so our sunset is at about 4:20 pm now. It’s always a shock when the clocks turn back and suddenly there’s no more evening light. Evening commutes are entirely in the dark, and evening routines need to be adjusted.
Even simple things like walking the dog or jogging are more complicated in the dark. Where I live, people are very outdoorsy so I see a lot of visibility jackets and flashy bike lights. Another option is to exercise outside during the lunch break when it’s light and somewhat warmer. When the weather’s really cold and windy though, it might be time to move workouts indoors.
How do you adjust your routine to deal with the darker evenings?