Saturday, October 27, 2012

Be safe my friends...

I got a serious phone call from my sister-in-law last night.  You see, her sister and a long time friend were out running yesterday morning when tragedy hit.  Even though they were wearing headlamps and running smart, a car struck the friend.  Unfortunately, she did not survive the incident. A 27 year old woman, taken too soon.   

I want to remind all of you to be safe.  This is my "phone call" to you.  Life can be tragically short.  I found this statistic on the RoadID website- "Year after year, over 122,000 runners, walkers, and cyclists are hit by cars".

A few safety tips and reminders-

  • NEVER assume a driver sees you. 
  • If you wear headphones while running, make sure they aren't turned up so loud that you can't hear what's going on
  • Wear bright colors
  • Most of all, BE AWARE
No matter how careful you are though, accidents can happen.  It's easy to forget simple safety precautions, but please, don't.  In this particular situation they were doing everything right and still...

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone involved.



Kristen @ Change of Pace said...

How sad Tiffany. I am always super cautious when exercising outside. Especially since I usually have the kids in the stroller.

REBYRYAN said...

That is so sad. I actually had a car hit my stroller while hubs and I were out walking. Thankfully, I had just gotten the baby out of the stroller so he was just pushing an empty stroller! That experience has definitely made me much more cautious when I am out exercising. Thanks for the good reminders!