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Any runners here?<br><br>
I used to jog on/ off back in HS.. nothing too serious. I've always been envious of runners and for the last week or so.. i've been going to runnersworld.com and i definately want to start running !<br><br><br><br>
my question is.. i have wonderful weather where i live.. so i'll be running outside , not inside on a treadmill. Do any of you run outside? my problem is the guys in our town like to um.. honk and holler out their windows as you jog by.. any tips/ ideas on how to deal with that?
 

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Im a guy runner so I cant help ya there. Maybe run with a male friend? Im also a treadmill guy most the time. I do karate and I find theres less impact on a mill. But as this Mich. weather gets better Ill go out a little.
 

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I run outdoors. I live in a college town where the guys are like that too. I generally adviod running on friday and sat nights. The quietest time of day is in the morning but I like my warm bed too much. Its hard to get up for the sake of running. When I run at night I usually take my finace with me. He hates running so he bikes while I run. It works out great for us. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br>
Plus the guys don't honk when you are with another guy. If he doesn't want to go, I run anyways. If guys honk or holler, I just ignore them. Haven't had any problems yet.....
 

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I like to combine running with other fitness pursuits... but less so than weights, and like Captains husband I prefer to be on the wheels of a bicycle to keep fit and for cardio/aerobic effect...and whatever.
 

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I run outdoor all the time and have only run on the treadmill a few times. My mom also runs alot. In fact to whole city is sometimes swarmed by runners. lol Try running with a partner or check to find a running group in your area. I do triathlon and I have the problem of while on my bike being yelled at. I'm afraid one day one of these jerks is going to cut me off or throw something at me.
 

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if the honking really gets to you, my advice is to run at night. i know not everyone likes to but other than running with a guy, i think that's really the only way. but yeah, i'm male so i don't have that problem either.<br><br><br><br>
btw, running outside at night is so much better <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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I hate "formal" running but I run to school and run back home, that adds up to about 5 miles a day. Now it becomes such a weird habit that I can't run without a backpack. The olny shoes I own are sneakers and I refuse to wear anything that restrain my activities so that I can jump up and down and run here and there all day long (well, when it's possible). I like play drum in my head while I am running.<br><br><br><br>
My knees are not too good so I try not to gallop much, speedy jogging is more of my thing.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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I agree with you stonecrest. Running at night is better. At least for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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wow captainswab, i didn't think anyone else likes to run at night! one of my favorite things to do is to go running at like 3 or 4 am, i have the world to myself <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> of course, that only works if you can sleep late heh.
 

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Hehe. Yes, that is VERY late. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"><br><br><br><br>
I like to go around 8pm. I don't know why. Thats just when my body feels like running. Plus if its hot during the day, its cooled off by then and you don't have the sun beating down on you.<br><br>
Plus, I think I sleep better when I run at that time.
 

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i'd like to try running at night.. but my main concern is personal safety. I don't live in the middle of a city.. but it's not a nice quiet small town either. I probably will run in the afternoons, it's the only time i have free. at most, i know there is a nice running/walking trail nearby.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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If you can, find out what parks/trails are most frequented by runners, and when. that way you have safety in numbers going for you--those idiots who honk and spew vile things are less likely to do it if you're not alone. If the park or trail is not right next to traffic, all the better.<br><br>
If there are local schools with tracks, see if they have time set aside for the public. Many do.
 

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"guys in our town like to um.. honk and holler out their windows as you jog by"<br><br><br><br>
Hmmm, ok, I assume your a female ... hehe ... so are you wearing one of those skin-tight running pants and if so maybe you should wear a light but long shirt to cover up a bit <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)"> ... that might reduce the honking
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by ampersand</i><br><br><b>i'd like to try running at night.. but my main concern is personal safety. I don't live in the middle of a city.. but it's not a nice quiet small town either. I probably will run in the afternoons, it's the only time i have free. at most, i know there is a nice running/walking trail nearby.<br><br><br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"></b></div>
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oh right heh, i forgot about that. i don't know, i've been running outside at night for a few years without a problem but yeah, it's probably different being male and where i live. maybe you could wear a hooded sweatshirt? those can be pretty intimidating <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> but whatever you do, don't trade it for using a treadmill! exercising inside is terrible..
 

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I don't think there's anything you can do about it! I run before the crack of dawn, around 4:30 a.m. Most people are on their way to work and aren't in an ogling mood <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)"> For me, it's the safest. Except for the occasional loose dog chasing me...but that helps me to speed up! No slacking or drifting off with a huge dog chasing you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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All through junior high and high school, I hated running..because it was something you're forced to do. Now, that i'm in college, I run about 3-4 times a week by my own, indoors and out, and I looove it! I had always admird runners soo much and am just starting to build up my time, and it really does make you proud of yourself.
 

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I'm with you on that JoyFulGurl. I also hated running in junior and high school. Now I love it. I actually look forward to it now. What a difference. Its amazing how much you hate something you are forced to do.
 

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I love to run, but my knees recently started aching so I swore off of it for awhile. They feel pretty good today, so maybe I'll go out for a run later. I can't run a lot at once, three miles is a max, but I'm working on it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br>
About the sleazy men- I tend to just smile and keep running. It doesn't bother me that much, except those occasional embarrassing moments when I look right at the person beeping and they happen to be one of my Dad's friends. *lousy small town* lol.<br><br>
Woohoo! Runners!!<br><br>
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I can't believe someone suggested that you were provoking the honking and hollering because you might be wearing skin tight shorts. So they suggest you go on and cover yourself, try to look dumpy, and uncomfortable in a big ole sweatshirt no matter how nice the weather. Give me a break. Some people think that by simply being an attractive woman she must be asking to be objectified and demeaned by men asserting their unsolicited opinion on how she looks. They reason that a woman must be looking for their attention, why else would she put herself out there for all the world to see her in her running shorts and jogging bras. It couldn't have something to do with the fact they are the most comfortable clothes to wear as she celebrates life by running on a beautiful day in a beautiful world.<br><br>
Men who honk and yell things are trying to put you in a place beneath them. It's safe to assume they are cowards who have very little power in their personal lives. Healthy people that respect themselves, and other human beings, aren't compelled to do such things. They might admire your beauty and grace but they are not going to be so presumptious as to impose their opinions on you. To whistle and holler is an attempt to debase a human being. Normal people realize that.<br><br>
I say do what I do, keep moving through space when you want to and how you want to, dressed as you want to. React to the hollering in any way you see fit. Ignore them if you want, give them the finger if you want, yell back a an opinion you might suddenly have of them if you want to, just don't let them change your life, the celebration of what you love. Don't be afraid and don't be self concious, it's your world too.<br><br>
I've been running for fifteen years and hear comments almost everyday. I'm not about to change what I do or wait around for a man to be able to run with me. I do carry mace sometimes. and I have used it a couple of times over the years, but I feel that when I go for a run I'm free.
 
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