Taking the personal protection course made me think about my fellow health bloggers. Many of you go out running or walking with an ever present ipod. I would just like to put out a word of caution when using those. They do make you unaware of your surroundings at times. You can get so wrapped up in the music, you can not notice other things going on around you. This can be dangerous in an area where there aren't many other people around. You feel safe in your regular routine. But it can make you vulnerable to danger. The level of violence in our society is increasing and although a criminal may realize you don't have credit cards or cash on you while out walking/jogging, they may not be looking for money. So PLEASE, if you are out alone, pay attention to the environment around you. And realize that not everyone intent on mischief or violence may not LOOK like a hoodlum.
And of course this also applies to vehicles when the driver may not be attentive. Please be careful and AWARE!