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.Â Â Â Â Â Â Make sure youâ€™re visible. Wear bright colored or reflective clothing.
2.Â Â Â Â Â Â Carry identification. Bring your driverâ€™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.Â Â Â Â Â Â Run against traffic so you can see approaching vehicles.
4.Â Â Â Â Â Â Stay alert and be aware of escape routes should you be confronted.
5.Â Â Â Â Â Â Avoid deserted streets and lonely areas.
6.Â Â Â Â Â Â When possible, run with a partner or your dog. If you donâ€™t have a dog, ask a friend if you can take their dog for a run.
7.Â Â Â Â Â Â 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:
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://www.runtheplanet.com/trainingracing/safety/
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://www.running4women.com/starting_out.php?subid=4
Â·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â http://running.about.com/od/safetyissuesandtips/ht/runsafe.htm