Tuesday, October 5, 2010


Last week a 28 year old runner was running on the Katy Trail in Dallas. She had ear buds in and perhaps didn't hear the biker as he was getting ready to pass her. As she abruptly changed directions she was hit by the biker slamming her head against the pavement. Sadly to report she passed away on Sunday.
I think we all need to be aware of the dangers that can happen as we run. I use ear buds but try to keep the volume on my iPod low so I can hear if anyone is about to pass me. I try to stay to the far right so if there is a biker there is plenty of room for him to go around me.
This was a terrible accident and probably won't be the last, but we all need to be aware of what's going on around us. So please if you use ear buds keep the volume low.


Amy said...

OMG that is terrible and so sad. Thanks for the reminder - it really is so dangerous if you can't hear what's going on around you.

ajh said...

This is tragic!

Found your blog from Amys!