Late last year, I decided I'd start my running career with a 10K and have kicked up a notch this year with a 1/2 marathon. Yes, you read that correctly. I really like running. I like running more than I ever thought possible. I really surprised myself with this and I'm glad. (To test my ability, I even signed up for the 10 miler this weekend. Uh oh.)
However, those who run in the street instead of the sidewalks make me nervous. Very nervous.
You could get killed.
There are sidewalks for a reason.
For your own safety, get on them.
After passing a street runner, I said to the BF, "He should just get on the sidewalk, it's so much safer."
BF: "I don't run on the sidewalks."
Me: "Well that's another reason we will never run together."
Bikers also make me nervous when they are in the street. This past weekend, a couple was biking down busy Mayfield road when there are perfectly good sidewalks to bike on instead. The girl eventually jumped on the sidewalks and the guy remained in the street with the busy traffic.
For you bikers and runners who run/ride in the street, why not hop on a sidewalks when you are on a busy road? Is it that bad to run on?