Guest Blogger Christina Torres
Look, I get it. We’re runners. Our bodies are not only temples, but well-oiled machines born to run (or learning to, at least). They often do things we never thought they could. A lot of times, they succeed at goals we never thought possible.
While this success feels amazing, it can occasionally add a sense of invincibility to how we see ourselves. After three years of running and pushing myself, that sense of power combined with the heady influence of youth made it easy to assume that my body could handle anything. I had made it through a case of bad runner’s knee, and after tearing up my leg falling on a trail in Griffith Park, got right back up and ran 5 miles with blood running into my sock– all with a smile on my face. I assumed that I could handle anything.
So you can imagine my surprise when I realized how close the car was before it threw me across the street on a crisp October afternoon.
Still, I was a lucky one. I escaped with only a bad sprain and some cuts and bruises at the end of the day. It could have been much, much worse. While I did take safety precautions while on the road, I now realize how important it is to do my part to stay safe while I’m hitting the pavement.
So, as the Thanksgiving Turkey roasts in the oven, your holiday decorations and hot chocolate mugs are pulled out of the dusty back-corners of the cupboards, and the sun sets at a wholly unreasonable hour, here are a few tips for this winter season (and all seasons) to stay safe:
1) Wear the Right Gear. This […]