In the past ten years I have been up (240) and down (135) the scale time and again. This time I am on the 'up' side of the scale. I want to loose the weight. I figure the humiliation of putting this on the internet and the friends that I have told of this to hold me accountable just might make this happen. It is going to take a lot of encouragement and support. Not to mention the hard work on my part. Follow my struggle here.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Lets talk safety, namely running safety.
Visibility. During the summer this is not as big of a issue, mainly due to the fact that we have more daylight. But you still need to be seen! When possible buy gear with reflective 3M tape. Run facing traffic if you are on the road. Cars do not always watch for you but you can anticipate what they will do if you watch them.
Group Runs. There is safety in numbers. Try to find a group to run with. You are less likely to be attacked in a group or with a dog. If you do not run in a group bring your cell phone and run with mace at the ready.
I commend everyone of getting healthier! It is even being stated that regular exercise may prevent Alzheimer’s. Just remember to think about safety while you are out there!
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