An evening walk or run after a long, stressful day at work can do wonders in helping you relax and clear the mind. However, with the darkness comes added risks. Besides ensuring that your clothing makes you easily visible, a few simple additional tips can help make your evening run a little safer.
For starters, don’t run with traffic. Along with making you unaware of what’s going on behind you, running against the flow of traffic will make you more visible to vehicles and you’ll be in a better position to move or jump out of the way in the rate event a car is coming at you. On that note, consider how you go about listening to music. While it can certainly enhance your run, it’s even more important to be aware of your surroundings at night. Either consider ditching the headphones for your evening run or at least keep the volume at a setting where you can still hear the ambient noise from outside. You may also wish to keep a single earbud in.
If you need to find the right shoes for your evening run, we encourage you to visit FootWorks. Our team can help find a pair designed for your running or walking style.
This update is by FootWorks Miami. At Footworks, we are a family business dedicated to remaining Miami’s running headquarters since our 1976 debut. We sell footwear by many respected brands and we also offer regular health and fitness-minded activities, events, and training. For more information, please call 305-667-9322 or visit our store at 5724 Sunset Drive, South Miami, Florida 33143.