Web Editor @KristanDietz shares a running experience that taught her to always be alert and aware-

Web Editor @KristanDietz shares a running experience that taught her to always be alert and aware-

A much more serene moment later on my run. Last week I had a nerve-wracking incident occur on my run that served as a reminder to always be aware and alert. When I started my run at 2:30pm, the biggest worry on my mind was the decision to begin at the hottest moment of the day. I live in a city, so I always think about safety precautions. I don’t run too early or late. I always carry my phone and ID. I try to stick to pedestrian walkways where I know there will always be a lot of people. I didn’t think I had much to worry about on my afternoon run besides a wave of tiredness and a lack of motivation for the day. I coasted down the hill from my apartment and made my way to the first major intersection. I had the right of way but still made sure to watch the intersection as I crossed the street. All of a sudden, an SUV made a sharp left turn, speeding up as the driver headed...

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