“What should I carry to be safe on my runs?” This is the wrong question.
In the last post, I mentioned the importance of being observant to personal safety. What does this mean exactly? Should we walk around paranoid that a bad guy lurks behind every corner? Of course not.
Really it’s just about mindfulness and focus. Being mindful of where you are and what is going on around you.
I like to compare it to driving.
As runners, we traverse the world. Most of the time, we have great experiences — seeing spectacular sunrises, catching a glimpse of a deer bounding through the woods, nodding a hello to the friendly man you see on the trail every morning. Sometimes, however, the experiences are not so good. For women in particular, sometimes our experiences can be downright scary.