Running in the wee hours of the Morning or in the late evenings can be very beneficial but at the same time, if you are not careful, you could be posing danger to yourself . So today’s post is more of the ‘Red Alert’ kind of post, filled with some warning Signs here and there. Here are ways you can stay safe whilst running:
- Keep warm
If you are going to run when the Sun is not out, you might want to keep warm. Save the sports bras and the tank tops or light T. Shirts for the sun. Put on warm clothes on top, the universe still needs you.
- Beware of your surrounding
We are living in a sick and twisted society, so your safety should be your number one priority. If you are going to run very early or late in the evening make sure you are familiar with the area and sure of the route so that in case anyone tries something stupid, you will be quick to dash to safety. Call it paranoia but hey! If it is going to save a life then ‘oh well!
- Keep your music low
I always run on a busy road in the morning. I used to play my music so loud until I realized how destructive it was.I had zero knowledge when a car came too close, I Paved off the pavements from time to time because for some reason I thought I was all alone and there were no cars.
If your music is too loud, your surrounding becomes too silent and you may miss what is happening. if a car is passing, you need to hear, you need to know if other people are coming your way etc.
- Make sure it is a path that is always busy
- Act fast when you notice strange character
- Find a running partner
Crime is less likely to happen when there is two people involved as opposed to when you are alone and vulnerable and a target for pretty much anything. So if you can find a running partner then find one and stick together. I rarely go on runs without my brother, also maybe I watch too much ‘Crime watch daily’
Put on those running shoes and run to a better safer you.