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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

Do not  set yourself  up  for  danger. It does not have to be  Nairobi town busy like, but people need to pass by from time to time. Do not go on a lonely path unless you are wonder woman.

  • Act  fast when you notice  strange character

If  you  notice  any  strange  characters, run fast   to  the  nearest  busy  place  and  seek help.

  • 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.
stay con-fit-dent!!!

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