I was at my gym the other day chatting it up after getting sweaty and my friends asked me what I was doing this weekend. I told them I was running the 50k distance at the Bridle Trails Winter Running Festival and that it would be cold and since the race started at 3:00 PM it would also be dark most of the time. I got some very different reactions.
One friend rolled his eyes and made some comment about running with a sprained ankle.
Another friend said something like, "You'll be running in the dark? Cool."