As you might imagine, I had a huge adrenaline dump – writing the events has taken way longer than the events themselves – so I had to walk briefly until everything calmed down again.
I will say that I am a safe runner. I wear reflective gear, I pay attention, I never listen to music or the radio when I run, and I always check traffic. I don’t want to play tag with a car – I’d lose for sure. But in return I sure wish that drivers would follow the rules of the road and pay attention to their surroundings.
This morning’s run confirmed two things for me: it’s safer for me when I run in the dark (because there's so much less traffic that early) and I miss Boston drivers who at least paid attention to runners and pedestrians.