On Saturday night around 11:15 pm, a young woman was sexually assaulted while she was jogging along the Boston Esplanade.
What on earth is she doing running alone that late???
I run on the Esplanade at least three days a week. But I sure don't run there in the dark.
I've been harrassed while running. About nine years ago, I was running through a densely wooded park near my parents' home in the daylight, but completely alone. A man walked up to me. "Excuse me, can you tell me which way is Commerce Road?" I pointed him in the correct direction.
He then ran toward me. I turned around. He said, "You have great #$%@. Do you mind if I squeeze them?"
I was so scared, I turned around and sprinted out of there, out of the woods and a half mile home to my parents. Winded, in tears, I called the police.
From that time on, I've been more cautious. A hard way to learn a lesson, and I was lucky that I wasn't hurt.