Today’s experiment was “Can BC make it from her office to the gym in time for a weeknight 6pm Studio Cycle class?”
The answer is “No.” But at least now I know, and can adjust my schedule accordingly.
Last night on the news there was a report of a woman who was jogging alone in a park a couple miles north of me on New Year’s Eve. It was about 7:30pm, so it was dark but by no means “late”, and the park is in the middle of a middle-to-upper-middle-class neighborhood. She was attacked by two young men, beaten unconscious, and raped. I have no doubt that the police will find the scumbuckets who did this (our police are good at what they do), but it is a frightening reminder to be careful and aware.