To the woman taking a leisurely stroll along Rita Rd. this morning,
I commend you for exercising. However, you are a safety hazard.
It is technically illegal to run in the shoulder of the road in Arizona if there is a usable sidewalk nearby. While I have no problem breaking that law on infrequently traveled residential streets (especially when the driveways on some of those streets are so short anything longer than a smart car hangs out past the sidewalk), Rita Rd. is a divided 4 lane road with a 40 mph speed limit and constant traffic.
I yelled at you multiple times to move out of the way as I came up from behind you with my jogging stroller going just over 6.5 miles per hour. However your music was too loud in your headphones and you did not notice us until we were passing you in the dirt because there was no room next to you on the sidewalk.
Turn your music down. Take out one of your ear buds. Because next time I can’t guarantee there won’t be a tree next to the sidewalk when I’m trying to pass you and you’re going to need to know to move to the side.
A jogging mother