Running isn’t an easy sport; it is dangerous, as you have to encounter a lot of things as you run. You get to see the bad people, the drivers, those who would get in your way, the unexpected, and so on. It has its benefits, but certainly has downfalls. To be a great runner, you have to know what it takes to be safe while you run. Below are 5 tips that can help you to run safe.
1. Don’t fear crowds
Some people are worried about the crowd around them that they fail to run as they should, which shouldn’t be. Be comfortable while you run, and if by chance you see other people running in that same area, you should be rest assured that you are not alone.Listen up
You have to be conscious of what is going on in your surroundings. If listening to music motivates you to run, it is best you turn down the volume of the music, so that you are listening to the music via your headphones, and also aware of what is going on around you. This is important in case of any emergency, like a car hooting towards your direction for you to pave way, or a danger around that may require you to escape.
2. Know your direction
This is where some people totally lost it. Before setting out at all to run, ensure that you know where you are going to, so that you do not run many miles away and you have no idea how to return. This becomes worse if you actually left your car behind. Have an idea about the distance you are running in order to stay safe.
3. Always have cash with you
Keep money with you always, either by cash or you have a credit card kept in your pocket or shoe. This is important as you may not know when you will need it. You may want to get a bottle of water along the road or flag down a cab to return home.
4. Tell someone
A friend or a family, or a trusted one should know your whereabouts and should also have an idea of when you will return. Don’t just set out without anyone knowing what you are up to.
These things are probably what you have known before now or you are just knowing; all that matters is that you bear them in mind and be safe. Above all, always be at alert and be aware of whatever is going on around you.
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