… when running in an urban area.
For instance, just this week I learned not to run too close to the buildings. Especially in blinding sun.
Because not all doors are clearly marked with an awning.
And people sometimes exit these unmarked doors quickly.
By flinging the door open. As you’re passing by in a speedy manner (or so you like to think you are).
Thank goodness I have ninja-like reflexes and was able to throw my hands out as to soften the blow and keep from breaking my nose/face/everything on the glass.
It was a close call, folks. But we all walked away unharmed. Sort of. After bouncing back in shock, I picked up my run again with a bruised ego. He, of course, probably went home with a new story of how he almost killed a runner.
I’ll let you take a moment and fully develop the visual.
That wouldn’t have been the first time I ran into a door.
ALWAYS make sure to look the direction you’re heading. Because sometimes, just sometimes, the door that was propped open earlier will not continue to be that way throughout the entire night. And you’d hate to be THAT bridesmaid that people are going to remember for shattering the door.
Trust me on this.
Words of wisdom on a Tuesday morning.