...my taper week may have saved my life.
A few days ago I made a joke to another blogger about getting a bottle of pepper spray to run with.... a joke.
Well, yesterday, at a time when I normally run, a woman on a mid morning run was attacked in my "posh" neighborhood about TWO TENTHS of a mile from my house. The man tried to force her into his car, and... she kicked his a**. No seriously, she pushed him off, screamed... and then... chased him to his pick up truck which he used to flee the scene.
Yesterday I would have been on that path, at that time, IF I hadn't been on a Taper Week! So thank you TMB, for coming up with the idea to sign up for the race (what, like, Oct 2009? we had this idea) that is this week. Thanks also to my guardian angel who prevented me from walking my dogs, which is what I planned to do, but... for some reason unbeknownst to me I completely lost my motivation. And Thanks to Ann's guardian angel too, for preventing her from walking alone on those same paths.
I am glad that I've got my black & tan dog trained up to 4 miles... but, she's 8... I probably DO need to buy some pepper spray type stuff. I always thought I was safe because I live in a snooty part of town, but I'm having to rethink that line of thought.
In the meant time... be safe ladies, and get a running buddy!