Monday, May 9, 2011

Personal Safety While Running, Jogging or Walking

It's that time of the year when your winter hibernation ends and your outdoor adventures begin. It's nice to breathe fresh air and give your treadmill or elliptical a rest! Nothing is better than running free down a dirt road, through trails or just jogging through your neighborhood. We all love to be outside with nature. I guess it brings back that child in us, to explore.

In order to achieve your full potential, you shouldn't have fearful thoughts cross your mind. Unfortunately it is no secret that us women should be careful when we are alone in public. Just as you buckle your seatbelt without really thinking about it when you get into your car, you should also take some sort of personal safety weapon in your workout escapades. Yes, I'm talking about the good old pepper spray. Whether it is the Mace brand, Streetwise 17% or the PepperBall HotShot brands, carrying one of them while you are walking, jogging or running, will help you focus more on your workout rather than on your personal safety. Most pepper sprays have a keychain that you can attach to your keys. It's as simple as just having it with your keys as you lock your home's front door, to start your workout. Why protect yourself only when you get into a car?

There are many pepper sprays on the market today, some come with hand straps and flashlights. Others double as walking weights, for those of you who want to build muscle as you walk! There are even some that look like pagers, lipstick, etc.

Personal safety should never be an issue when you are jogging, running or walking outdoors!
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