Running into a Storm

As per my usual routine during the week my plan for tonight was a run home from work. Since I got in some easy mileage yesterday I planned to run it at my marathon pace. As soon as I got outside I knew there was a good chance I would be caught in the rain because the sky in the direction I was headed was pretty dark.

I decided to run hoping it might pass quickly. Unfortunately the clouds started to roll in over me and the wind started howling so I made a quick dash to the nearest bus stop so I could take a bus home to avoid the storm. Fortunately for my sake I had time to get in more mileage later tonight to give me a total of 9 km today.

This brings me to the whole point of this post. Getting caught outside as the storm was about to start made me think of I take enough precautions in case anything comes up during any of my runs.

Since I take the bus to work in the mornings I always have my bus pass with me and in cases like tonight can change my plans quickly and take the bus home if needed. For my weekend runs I very rarely have cash with me but I make a point of bringing a cell phone with me so I can call home if anything comes up.

What precautions do you take when you go for a run?

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