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7 Essential Running Safety Tips


Last time I posted a couple websites you can use to map your running course while on a travel nursing assignment in a new location. I thought it would be good to review some running safety tips before you go for your run.

1.       Make sure you’re visible. Wear bright colored or reflective clothing.

2.       Carry identification. Bring your driver’s license, medical insurance card, and an emergency contact number in the event of an emergency. You may also want to bring your cell phone or change for a phone call.

3.       Run against traffic so you can see approaching vehicles.

4.       Stay alert and be aware of escape routes should you be confronted.

5.       Avoid deserted streets and lonely areas.

6.       When possible, run with a partner or your dog. If you don’t have a dog, ask a friend if you can take their dog for a run.

7.       Vary your running route and the time of day that you run.

This is only a basic collection of safety tips. Below are some excellent resources you may want to check out for additional tips:




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