I run at 6 am twice a week, on different days. A woman has been attacked on a local footpath at 11 oclock at night in my area. My husband now wants me not to run (understandably). If I dont run then, I dont run, other than a weekend run. I always stick to main roads that are well lit and always see people walking their dogs. Its possible for me to run afterwork at 6pm in the dark, but it would eat into time that I spend with him and doing dinner etc, so I don't think he would be very happy with that either.
What do I do???????????????
If you onyl run twice a week get him to cook on those days and run int he evening?
Carry on running in the morning....but carry a personal alarm?
Get him to join you on a pushbike or run too? (Im assuming you dont have kids?)
To be honest most of the dodgy people out there are tucked up in bed at 6am.
Why not vary your route, times and days for a while?
Don't think you'd neccessarily be any more, or less, safe at 6pm than 6am.
I'd go some way to ensuring my safely by carrying an alarm or leaving a note of my route and ETA (if possible) then go out and run. there are nutters and bad peeps around everywhere to some extent, I think it's important that the rest of us don't become prisoners in our homes because of them.
I do have kids, but they are 14 and I run before they get up and i have to take them to school. Hubby goes off to work at 5.30. I am just very aware of not letting my running interfere with everyone else. I alter my route as much as I can.
Find a running partner? My house mate and fellow runner often goes out early before work but meets up with others to do so. They have quite a good running club at work. Other than that I agree with Nick, carry a personal alarm if it makes life easier.
Run 1 morning and 1 evening vary it each week that way it's a nice compromise on eating into your evening time?
There are some dodgy people out there but so long as we are aware of the dangers that is no reason to stop doing what we do.
YEs....good idea of Lynn....join a club, that way you will be guaranteed 1 'safe' group run per week.....and also meet new people which you can find a running partner.
Surely at 14 your kids and hubby wont mind that? Besides, if it is anything like the club I run for, partners and kids often turn up anyway - especially at the social things.
.....or get yourself a Tazer!?????!
If they are 14 they should be making their own blummin tea!!! Get them something nice out of M&S to go in the micorwave, and go out with the Womens Running Network maybe?
This time of year we always get loads of new members for much the same reason. Its not nice running on your own in the dark?
Or could you run at lunchtime at work one day a week?
Get a dog?
.....you know there could be a 'market' in like male running escorts????!
I could set up my own company......?
women hunting in packs again!
I see farine is once again in there..............
who the F is farine?
And packs? WTF, Theres only me and runnersbean (I think) who are female and posted.
....Totally agree with Wilkie on this one.
.....or get some pepper spray as well as the Tazer???
Why should you have to ensure that your running doesn't interfere with everyone else? You have a right to a life too!
Farine I'm female !
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