Yesterday I worked from home and in addition to getting 2.5 hours of my life back since I had no commute, I was able to take my dogs running while it was still daylight.
I moved to a lovely area for runners a few months ago. There are so many paved trails through woods and around two lakes that I rarely have to cross roads and I have not yet encountered harassers on my runs. Until yesterday.
Near the end of our run, my dogs and I crossed the only road on our route. After we crossed and as we were turning a corner, some guys wolf whistled at me from their car.
Since I had my back to them and I was almost out of sight around the corner from the road, they clearly had no interest in actually interacting with me. They just saw a woman running and whistled. I was an object.
Whistling is on the harmless end of the spectrum of harassment but it IS still harassment. It’s disrespectful and it was unwanted.
Location: 2235 Soapstone Drive, Reston, VA