This article, brief as it is, tells of a runner killed this morning. She was struck by a car, and died later at a local hospital. Police are unable to identify her at this time, so no one can notify her family.
When I was searching for the news article on line, I was surprised at how many articles about runners being struck by cars were out there. This unidentified woman touches me particularly because they say she was wearing unmatched socks, something I do from time to time. Initially I thought Oh, here's a case for Road ID . But then I started thinking about it more and realized it was a case for wearing lighter clothing, altering running time, or running in a different area.
Please do not run on the side of roads with no sidewalks in the very early morning. It is very very very hard for drivers to see you. If you must run on such a road at such a time, please wear a ton of white, as well as a blinky light and reflective striping on your clothes, don't run with your ipod. I still think road running in the dim morning hours is asking for an accident, even with precautions
Be Careful out there.