When Running at Night Take Precautions and Choose Well Lit Places
One of the most important things to remember is to always jog in well-lit areas. Jogging may be your exercise of choice but you also want to make sure you exercise precautions when you jog. This is especially important for women although men are certainly not immune to acts of violence. One of the most important things to remember is to always jog in well-lit areas. If you go to park, stay away from any areas that are secluded such as bushes and trees.
You want to choose well-lit areas so you can see what is going on and are on the lookout for any strangers and anyone who looks suspicious.
Tip: Assumptions are not good. When you are running, it is not good to assume that everything is in place, or all the people that see you knows that you are running. Thus, if you see a car behind you, you should not assume that it can see you. Or that the occupants are well intentioned and outstanding pillars of the community. What you should do is to run at a safer trail, so that you won’t get hit by the car or mugged.
Don’t be fooled even, high-class neighborhoods have criminals or criminals come in from other areas.
If the area where you customarily jog does not have lights avoid that area. You never want to take the chance of someone jumping at you suddenly when you are not able to see the person.
No matter where you live you do not want to take a chance — even, high-class neighborhoods have criminals or criminals come in from other areas. You do not want to take a chance of being another statistic because you failed to exercise reasonable precautions by making sure to jog in a well-lit area.
Besides avoiding criminal activity, it is also a good idea to jog in a well-lit area so that you are able to follow the trail you have set for yourself. If you are jogging after dark, it is very easy to lose track of where you are going, especially if you are concentrating more on your jog than on where you are going.
Certainly, it is preferable to jog while it is still light, but if that is not possible because of work commitments or other valid reason, make sure you can see where you are going and who might be hiding in the shadows.
Tip: It’s a good idea and wise decision to buy yourself a High Visibility Vest and some Wearable Safety Equipment, let friends or family know what route you are going to take and when to expect you back especially after dark.
The best rule to follow when jogging is to exercise caution and know where you are going.
Never choose areas you do not know even if they are well lit and appear to be populated. Night time is not the time to learn new places to go or attempt to decide if an area is bright enough for you to see anyone who may come out from the shadows.
There are many would-be attackers that are looking for those who have failed to exercise precautions and are therefore very vulnerable and an easy prey. Do not be one of the unlucky ones.
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