Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Do I Dare?

I hate that we live in a world, where on a bright Saturday morning, I have to make a decision whether or not I dare to run alone on a trail. There it is, the trail entrance in a busy park. Tempting me. I think, how many people have I seen in the park? What kind of people? What are the odds of a bad person being on the trail? What are the odds that a bad person would be up to no good at this time of day? Is it well-lit? This time of year, I can still see through the trees pretty well... I can turn off my music so that I can hear. What does my gut say today? Do I dare? Do these same questions go through the minds of male runners?

Yes, today it seems the odds are in my favor. You can't let fear rule your life but reality is what it is. Be smart.

1 comment:

Sigrid Swinnen said...

I understand. I don't like it either that you can't go where or when you want on your own if you're a woman. But like you say; be smart. Fear may not rule, but you don't have to tempt danger.
And men will have kind of the same thoughts, but are less afraid I guess and have less to risk.
Anyhow, glad you're okay.
Be careful,