Runners, Dress to Be Seen!


I had a little scare yesterday.

I arrived at the gym at 5:30 a.m. which means I drove in the dark. As I was going down a quiet neighborhood street I saw something move in front of my car. Straining to see, I made out the outline of a female. She was wearing dark pants, a dark sweatshirt…and nothing else.

By nothing else I mean she wore no reflective wristbands, no headlamp, nothing that would make her visible. And she was not at an intersection when she crossed the road.

Thank goodness I wasn’t speeding. Thank goodness she quickened her pace and got out of the way of my car.

I wanted to pull over and lecture her on the importance of reflective tape, but I decided that a car pulling to the side of the road in the dark might frighten her, so I kept going.

But I’ll say it to you. If you run in the dark, as I have many times, for the love of all that’s good and holy,

DRESS TO BE SEEN!

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2 Responses to Runners, Dress to Be Seen!

  1. I am getting this for biking. I am sure it would be good for running as well.

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