I don’t feel comfortable running on the beach anymore

While I was running along the beach, a guy in a hoodie on an orange bike came riding right towards me in the sand.

As he grew closer I started to think he might run into me. He rode right next to me and spat on my face!

I instinctively yelled out “F*** You!”

He just zoomed past and continued down the beach. I wiped off the spit and started to run again toward the nearby Beach Patrol building. While running, I had this feeling I should turn around. I stopped and looked behind me and the guy on the bike had made a U turn and was coming back my way, presumably to spit on the back of my head!

I just stood there with my hands on my hips. He continued towards me and then suddenly turned around and speed off towards the Marina. I turned around and continued towards the Beach Patrol, found an officer and reported it.

That was a couple days ago and I can’t stop thinking about it.

It’s really getting to me, much more than I thought it would. I don’t feel comfortable running on the beach anymore, which is very upsetting as I have enjoyed running there for many years now.

I feel vulnerable, angered, and defeated.