This weekend, I realized that I haven't written much about running lately. Mainly because it was TOO FRIGGING COLD HERE to actually, you know, run.
(I am an outdoor runner. No treadmill for me, thankyouverymuch. HATE.)
But then March came along, and it was time. Time to get back out there and brave the elements.
Kristy and I meet most every Wednesday and Thursday morning at the ass crack o' dawn to run. 5am, baby.
And yes, it's still pitch dark out.
So I actually wear a running headlight. Kristy carries hers.
Now, mind you, we don't have fancy professional running headlamps. Nope.
The last time we drove home to my parents' house in upstate NY, Hubby had stopped at an Ocean State Job Lot store (kinda like a scuzzier Wal-mart with more junk) and bought the boyz headlights so that they could read their books in the dark. I think they were less than $5 apiece. So that's what we use.
Another safety idea for morning/night running is to wear a reflective vest or belt.
(Neither of us do that, but I normally try to wear a light-colored sweatshirt.)
Kristy and I joke that we are prime candidates for a horror movie scenario.
I mean, it's pitch dark, 5am, and we are running on a quiet country road.
*cue scary music*
I have a good friend whose husband is a state trooper. Do you know what you are supposed to do if you are being attacked/kidnapped?
That's right, spit.
Your saliva leaves DNA evidence.
I also have a plan that if someone tries to grab me, I would instantly unvelcro my watch. You know, to leave as a clue.
And when Kristy and I are running, because it's so damn early and we need to make the time pass, we make up these crazy "What If" scenarios. So, the plan is, if someone creepy stops us, I'm to go right for the gonads while Kristy will either gouge an eyeball or bite. (She's WAY more tougher.)
All while we're spitting, of course.
What do you do to stay safe while jogging?