Lighten Up! | Knuckle Lights COLORS Review

Disclaimer: I received Knuckle Lights COLORS and coloring book to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador) and check out to review find and write race reviews!

To quickly update you, our third baby was born 2 weeks and 4 days ago! We had another boy and couldn't be happier :) Baby is doing well and, besides being sleep deprived, the postpartum recovery is going really well for me. Big brothers (and daddy) are very proud, too! You can read Baby C's homebirth story here.


My physical activity in postpartum recovery week #2 has been lugging the three kids around on our first adventures out of the house, going up and down stairs and getting back into the swing of "normal" life (whatever that is). Walking and Kegel exercises are the name of the game for now.

Sadly, I won't be able to take baby out for walks until the weather warms up... maybe in April?! Sneaking outside before breakfast or when my husband is home after supper will be my chance for fresh air — both in the dark. Thankfully, I've got myself a new set of Knuckle Lights to light up my walks!

As a BibRave Pro, I received a pair of Knuckle Lights COLORS back in July and I'm trying out a second pair now because they have been so awesome. I had the blue ones, so naturally I had to have a pink set to switch it up.

Each light operates with a single AA battery which is handy because we always have those in the house. The silicone straps easily adjust to fit any hand size or over gloves and each unit connects magnetically as well. Carry one in each hand or stick them together to carry one-handed!

On the running front, I will be easing into strengthening exercises and eventually a run-walk routine over the next 4 to 6 weeks. From there, I will gradually increase the mileage and begin training for my next marathon.

That's right, I will be training to run my 10th full marathon in June 2018: the Grandma's Marathon! I am so excited to run this race as a BibRave Pro and, with a smart recovery and training plan, I think this is going to be a blast.

Only 201 days 'til race day! ;)

Training for a spring marathon means running through many dark, cold winter mornings. But it's really not so bad when you have the right gear! Knuckle Lights COLORS are much easier to run with than my previous headlamp-wrapped-around-hand set up. They are lightweight (less than 3 ounces each!), pack a total of 120 lumens of light and don't around while I run.

Plus, they are fully waterproof and can operate in temps as low as -4°F! It may be above freezing today but those cold days are a'comin.

Winter feels really long here in northern MN but I look forward to easing back into running and keeping it BRIGHT with Knuckle Lights COLORS as I train for the 2018 Grandma's Marathon. Make sure you can see and be seen as you run this winter!

Want to chat it up with Knuckle Lights and possibly win a pair for yourself? Join us at 8 pm CT on December 5th for #BibChat!

How do you stay motivated through the dark winter months?

Linking up with Holly and Tricia's Weekly Wrap Up.


  1. 201 days will fly by as you'll be having so much fun with the new baby as well as your littles. I've always wondered if the knuckle lights bounce around. It's hard to imagine they wouldn't. The best thing is they take "normal" batteries! Thanks for linking.

    1. I’m a little scared of how fast the days fly by! He’s so fun to cuddle! At the same time, bring on the Spring - it’s barely December and I’m already over this winter... 🤪

  2. I've tried the knuckle lights but not these new ones! They look awesome. The one thing I've found is that they suck the battery life when its cold...but otherwise I like them and like having the ability to point them where I need the light!

  3. Congrats on your new baby! The knuckle lights look nice and great they have a variety of colors. I've heard good things about Grandma's marathon.

  4. Knuckle Lights are awesome! I have a pair of the "older" model, so I have not tried these newer ones. Also, Grandma's Marathon is a great event! I ran it both in 2015 and this past summer. The course is beautiful and the crowd support is amazing ;-) Congrats on your new little guy!!


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