With the snow and dark that are now upon us, it’s time for you to really pay attention to your driving habits. As a runner, I may be speaking for other runners when I say we are at drivers’ mercy. This doesn’t apply just to the winter, but to all year.
Snow and early darkness does make our activity a little more dangerous. We appreciate drivers who stop before crosswalks, slow upon coming to intersections and stoplights, and don’t throw things at us. We like when people let us cross crosswalks instead of blazing through them.
Please be courteous, not just now, but always. The snow makes it more dangerous for us who are just trying to get out and enjoy the weather while improving upon our bodies. With that said, I would like to send a thank-you out to those of you who shovel your sidewalks. We appreciate all of you who are mindful of runners. Those of you who aren’t, just keep an eye open a little wider. ALSO, DON’T TEXT WHILE DRIVING. That’s just ignorant.
From the Jan. 23-29, 2013, issue