The fear of the female runner
May 09, 2012
But it kept winding further and further away from the nearest road. My mind already began thinking up the headlines: 'Female runner found murdered on cute little trail' and experts shaking their heads saying: 'Curiosity killed this female runner dead.'
Just when I thought I really should just turn around, the path suddenly became wider and I found myself once again in the world of the living. What sweet relief! Especially since I absolutely hate 'turning back'. Turning back is like the t-shirt: 'Been there, done that!'
Mom Self versus my Runner Self
As a mom I like my life quiet and uneventful. I get enough adrenline rushes when the kids are fighting about who is looking at who 'funny', muddy footsteps on clean kitchen floors, and empty milk cartons ín the fridge. But as a runner, I like to be adventurous. I like exploring 'strange and new worlds'. And when I see a dirt path, I'm drawn to it.
But as a woman you are vulnerable, and you shouldn't take unnecessary risks. Which is a real bummer if you ask me.
Do you run along desolate dirt tracks?
And do you prefer familiar routes, or do you like to try out new ones?