Here is the Proper Mask Etiquette for Runners segment featured on Dr. Oz recently. It’s from the episode – You Don’t Need To Be Afraid of… – Covid Myths. You can watch more from that episode on the Dr. Oz YouTube channel (there’s a lot of good info and updates for everyday tasks like grocery shopping).
Scroll down for more information and links to my favorite running masks.
Hola! I was on Dr. Oz this week. Yes, me – your friendly Mexican-American redhead runner & creator of Run Eat Repeat, Monica Olivas. And – Yes, Dr. Oz as in America’s doctor, author, television host and Daphne’s father (anyone else a super fan of the gorgeous Daphne Oz?).
It would’ve been an honor to be on the show to talk about any of the areas I’m an expert in (see also: watermelon slicing & eating, best sunblock for marathon training, projecting your voice & more), but to chime in on Running with a Mask Etiquette is something I’ve done a lot of research on.
I consider myself very lucky to be a SoCal native and I love it here. But a lot of people love it here! And that means I’m often not alone while running in parks or on public paths. If I don’t get out to run super early I end up passing other people. So I make sure I have a mask with me at all times and I put it on when I’m nearby other runners or walkers.
This way I don’t have to wear it the entire time I’m running (specifically I don’t have to wear it around my nose and mouth when I’m running alone). But if I see someone along my route (or hear someone coming up behind me) I’ll have my mask handy to put on in those situations.
I know it’s hard to run. And I know it’s even harder to run while wearing a mask. So I’ve tried a lot of different masks for runners in an effort to find good options that are affordable and available to everyone.
I’ve posted about Running Masks a few times since the pandemic began – so I’ll link to those posts below. But as with all information here and across the internet – always check with your doctor to find out what is best for your body AND in this case check with local authorities regarding the guidelines for your area.
- 1 Check out this post for more information on Running with a Face Mask:
Check out this post for more information on Running with a Face Mask:
Face Masks for Runners – My favorite Face Masks for Running and Tips to help you stick with it.
Here’s a LIST OF MY FAVORITE RUNNING MASKS AVAILABLE ON AMAZON.
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