Runner Is Attacked But Her Attacker Ends Up Regretting It
There is a problem that happens to many women and it seems to be on the increase in many areas. It occurs when they are out exercising or just walking from one area to another and they are attacked by somebody trying to take advantage of the situation. When it occurs, a woman wants to make sure that they are prepared for it. Kelly Herron is a runner and she has a message for any woman who finds themselves in such a position. She was out for a run and found that she was being attacked by someone who was hiding along the road. Fortunately, the 36-year-old marathoner in training had an idea of what to do and she did it. It happened when she was out for a run and she stopped to use a public restroom. Gary Steiner, a 40-year-old registered sex offender, was hiding in the bathroom and he attacked her.
My biggest running nightmare became reality- 4 miles into my long run Sunday afternoon, I stopped to use the restroom and was assaulted by a man hiding in a stall (that is my GPS in red lines). I fought for my life screaming("Not today, M**F**er!"), clawing his face, punching back, and desperately trying to escape his grip- never giving up. I was able to lock him in the bathroom until police arrived. Thankfully I just took a self-defense class offered at my work and utilized all of it. My face is stitched, my body is bruised, but my spirit is intact. #fightingchanceseattle #ballard #runnersafety #marathontraining #womensselfdefense #myballard #fightlikeagirl #fightback #dontbeavictim #nottodaymotherfucker #youcantbreakme #instarunners #garmin #garminvivosmarthr