I was out on my run last night and I had a reminder to always be alert when you are out. As I was running, I heard a car blow its horn and then tires screech. I looked up and saw two cars sideswipe each other right next to the sidewalk I was currently running on. Luckily, it was minor and nobody was hurt.
This was a nice reminder to pay attention to your surroundings. It was a night that I had my IPOD with me. I was not listening to music but a podcast. The volume was not too loud. If you are going run with something in your ears, make sure the volume is low enough so you can hear. You never know what can happened. If one of those cars would have swerved into the sidewalk, I could have been hit.