Running with music? Four ways to stay safe

Jamming to your favorite tunes is a great way to make the miles fly by. While treadmill users have no problem with cranking the Wake-me-Up-Before-You-Go-Go at top volume, what about running with music on the roads?  Use these four simple tips to stay safe when running with music in your ears.

1. Run well off to the side of a road or bike path.

2. Run against traffic so you can see oncoming cars, bicyclists and pedestrians.

3. Turn off the music when you’re running through busy intersections or in high-traffic areas.

4. In general, wear brightly colored clothing, keep the volume low and try to be more aware of your surroundings.