It was almost five in the morning. It was pitch black as I drove on Michigan avenue for my workout with trainer Melissa.
It was quiet, peaceful and no traffic was around. I was relaxed and ready for this hour of hell this woman puts me through. Then all of a sudden there was a person in front of my car and all my nerves stood on edge. I quickly changed lanes and saw this person scramble to get out of the street back onto the curve.
My heart stopped for a split second. I could have killed the pedestrian.
You never expect anybody to be walking in the street when it was pitch black. The other thing is they were wearing dark clothing and was difficult to see. I am glad I have good reflexes because I was really in chill mode. If I do not see cars on the road I relax.
You always need to be aware of your surroundings. You just never know who or what is on the road. I’ve run over raccoons and squrrels but have never hit a person with my car. I of course never want that to happen.
But as I thought about it later. Who the heck walks in the road when it is dark? Isn’t that kind of a death wish? Usually runners wear reflective strips on their clothes or bikers have lights and reflective parts of their bike where you know where they are.
But black on black at night does not work. Let’s be careful.