5.5 mile run
Hello friends! Have you ever run in the dark? If you have, have you ever tripped over a rock or a tree stump? Have you ever fallen inside of a pothole? Have you ever slipped on the white lines that are painted on the road? Have you ever bumped into another runner because you couldn’t see them? Has a car nearly hit you because they couldn’t see you? Well, it seems like all these things have happened to me in the past week because I wasn’t using precaution while running in the dark (4:30 am to be exact!).Let me tell you, it’s pretty scary out there if you’re not cautious in the dark. After a few days of tripping, falling, slipping and bumping into people, I decided to do a little research on the matter. Here are some tips to consider when running in the dark:
1. Wear light in front and on the back of you. You could hold a flashlight (not practical), wear reflective gear or you could wear a headlamp. Make sure you’re able to light up the road with your lights.
3. Choose the best route. First, choose a route that’s traveled by cars. You don’t want to find yourself in a desolate road by yourself. Second, run that route during the day so that you can familiarize yourself with the surroundings. Look out for potholes, low tree limbs or debris on the road. And third, opt to run on the sidewalk if possible and try to avoid from running on shoulders.
4. Carry a cell phone. In the event that you get injured or lost, a cell phone could save your life. You can call the police or a family member if you’re injured or you could use GPS if you’re lost.
Be safe while you run!!
What safety precautions do you use when running?
I'm grateful to be spending the
day with my brother-in-law Alex. It's
his birthday today!