Clear The Road, Share The Road, Save A Life - Pay It Forward

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This was a blustery week in Amherst, NH.  We had quite the wind storm and, believe it or not, a little snow this week.  Wow, April is going out with a roar for New Englanders.

I was out for a jog the day after a wind storm and noticed some debris on the road.  Not huge tree trunks or downed power lines, but branches and debris that made cars move into the on-coming traffic lane to avoid hitting obstacles.  Downed Tree Branch, Amherst, NH

I find that drivers often look at joggers like we're road hogs.  I've gotten horns blown, fingers "pointed" and even yells to "get off the road", more than one time.  I understand that sharing the road with runners, walkers and bikers can be a pain sometimes, so I try to clear the way and "pay it forward" to motorists where I can.

I always stop and answer questions about directions.  I always run in a single line when I'm with friends and cars approach, and I try to clear any debris in the road when I see it.  

This week, I ran down a road that had lots of tree limbs left by the wind storm.  I decided to be the "feet on the street" member of the road crew and clear as I went.  I grabbed any good sized limbs and threw them into the woods or onto the side of the road.  

To all those motorists who have sworn at me for running on the side of the road and taking up a smidge of their lane, I tried to pay it back by clearing the branches for you.  

Share the road with your fellow runners, walkers and bikers and they just may return the favor by clearing the way for motorists.

Drive safely, and please don't text and drive, it may save my life or the life of another runner.


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Caroline DeVore Caroline DeVore - Stowe Meadows Lodge - Realtor
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Now this is a great Pay It Forward Caroline, the cars that came along after you cleared will never know, but we do and more importantly YOU do!  Good for you.

Apr 24, 2011 11:38 PM #1
Barbara Hensley
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Caroline - what a great Pay It Forward!  It is always feels good to do the right thing! 

BTW - I am a little jealous of you, getting to work with Rene Brin!  Of all the people I have met here in ActiveRain Rene is perhaps the one I would most like to work with!   

Apr 27, 2011 06:17 PM #2
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Hey Barbara!  Thanks for the note...and yes, I LOVE working with Rene and the fantastic team she has put together.  We have a "high energy" and positive group.   If only you were closer to us!!   Have a great weekend.

Apr 29, 2011 04:03 PM #3
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