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11 Safety Tips for Running in the Dark

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After I escaped an attack on a night run, these are my tips for staying safe.

By Lori Adams

I was attacked while running. 

A long time ago I was out for a run after work, enjoying the solitude of a crisp fall night. Daylight saving time had just ended, so it was pitch black. Without warning, or any menacing-looking characters in sight, my attacker grabbed me from behind and attempted to pull me into the darkness of a golf course by the side of the busy suburban road I’d been running along. With his hands around me I screamed, kicked, and violently scratched with all my might. Somehow I managed to spin myself around, catching a clear look at his face as I wriggled out of his grip to run away—fast. I kept running until I reached home and called the police.

“Do you know this guy?” the officer…

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Author: @fitone

Health and Fitness Expert, Certified Les Mills instructor, Yoga, Boot Camp, weight training and Pilates instructor

One thought on “11 Safety Tips for Running in the Dark

  1. Oh my gosh! How scary! great tips for people who run in the dark. we adopted our dog about 2 years ago… went in for a boxer and walked out with a 10 pound Chi-Jack Russel mix. It’s shocking how strong he is for such a little dog. He gets very over protective when it comes to me… regardless of dog or no dog and size, you have to take safety precautions. Thank you for this post.

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