Breathe: in through nose, out through the mouth (the entire run)
Abs *tight* (Yep, throughout the entire run)
Concentrate, but be aware of surroundings
Eat well to run well
Supportive bra; exchanging on a regular basis (before becoming worn) — same for shoes
Consider body hugging undertops and shorts; never tight
Lace up firmly
Snug, good, comfy socks!
Use the restroom right before you leave
ALWAYS – sunblock and sunscreen – rain or shine (don’t forget neck and behind ears)
Give it all you got; don’t waste your time: This is it; this is where you get in shape — keep that in mind.
Shoulders relaxed; arms up and in
When you see a loose dog, stop running and take it down to a walk, moving to the other side of street, if can; hopefully you can do this before it sees you. Avoid areas where loose dogs are encountered.
Assume: Always assume you have not been seen, and run defensively. Mind driveways, blind corners, and intersections, again, you have not been seen, even if in full view, even if you have the “green light.”
Run against traffic when no sidewalks; better chance you will be seen though not a guarantee which segues to the next tip…
Make eye contact with motorists!
Keep an ear out as well as an eye (or two 😉 ); use all your senses.
Mind various surfaces, and run accordingly, carefully maneuvering gravel, hidden holes, wet areas.
Stretch after your run
Carry identification; pepper spray; house and vehicle keys, and…
Do NOT forget…
If “too tired,” remember that it is, indeed, rare to ever regret having worked out 😉