Running in the wee hours of the Morning or in the late evenings has its pros and cons. The pros are the obvious ones, You know, you will be healthier , more confident, stronger and happier and there is no direct contact with the scotching sun .Then there is the cons which are often overlooked. So today’s post is more of the ‘Red Alert’ kind of post, filled with all the Warning Signs you can imagine
- 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 vest 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 in case anyone tries something, you will be quick to dash to safety. Call it paranoya 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 realised 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 sourrounding becomes too silent and it is important to know 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
Hey! Who runs on a lonely path in the morning and in the evening, do not set yourself up for danger
- 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 stay safe
Hey! This is just one of those days that I feel like saving the world, hashtag World peace and I hope this post saves you from being a victim.
You are beautiful