I got a text from my mom yesterday about a wave of deaths in the running community. All females. All my age. Here’s the article on Runner’s World talking about these (seemingly unrelated) deaths.
This is scary! I don’t run like I used to, but I’m trying to get back in the habit of running more often. I never go out at night (but night will be 5 PM soon) and I stick to the busy roads in my super-populated neighborhood. Either way, these deaths are scary — and way too close to home. I always run on vacation and that last death in the article sounds like something that easily could have happened to me.
I think it’s worth refreshing everybody on some running safety tips I shared with you a few years back. These are written by Beth Risdon, marathoner (and now ultra-marathoner?) behind Shut Up + Run. I prettified them so people could pin them and share them more easily. Originally posted in 2012. Share these around!
I’m still on the fence about varying running routes. If you run the same route every day, people know where you’ve been … but then perps know where to find you.
Use your head and be extra careful out there!