How To Run Solo And Stay Safe
I waiver between overthinking running solo and completely not thinking about it, if I’m honest—so it was really eye-opening to interview a former undercover police officer and serious runner about some of her best tips for how to stay safe while running. The most important thing I took from it? If you’re uncomfortable, it’s totally OK to be ‘rude’ and remove yourself from a situation, ignore someone’s seemingly friendly overtures, etc. … That advice was so simple but something I never really thought about, but it really hit home. You have the right to feel safe when you run, and you shouldn’t feel the need to ‘be nice’ to everyone, especially if you’re feeling uncomfortable.