Ready, set, go run! But first, here are some safety precautions to keep you moving securely from start to finish.
Try a new (but familiar) route.
Runners should never repeat the same route at the same time too many days in a row. This makes it easy for a dangerous person to get familiar with your habits. Switch it up! It makes running more interesting anyway.
Make sure you have your driver’s license and health insurance card.
Stuff them in your bra, zip them in that little back pocket, throw them in your belt, tuck them in your shoe—no matter how you handle your IDs, just make sure they go where you go.
Run against traffic.
Chances are you will see a car before it sees you, so it’s always best to face your opponent. Plus this makes it easier for the driver to spot you if you’re running in low light, thanks to reflective details or your headlamp.