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Each year, the first Wednesday in June is Global Running Day. A day to celebrate running and inspire today’s youth to get out and get active. That’s a mission I can get behind, especially as a Healthy Kids Running Series coordinator.
My pup Gemma is my usual running buddy but we’ve been working our way back to running after she recently had CCL surgery. Running is always so much more fun with someone so naturally I reached out to one of my favorite buddies, Ana, and gently and not at all pushy talked her into running with me.
There’s safety in numbers when it comes to running. I never really thought much about carrying pepper gel while running because… well, who’d want to mess with me? However, there’s always the just in case factor. When I heard that BibRave was teaming up with Sabre to bring safety to Global Running Day, the just in case factor jumped to the forefront of my mind.
Sabre not only sent the products above for me but included Pepper Gel and a Personal Alarm with LED Light for a buddy as well. Score for Ana!
We had an hour and a half at dusk to map out our route through a park and nearby town before we needed to return to get our children from band practice.
We went through the empty wooded trail at the local park before hitting the town’s hills. It was mostly quiet, save for our constant talking, because that’s what we do when we’re together.
No need to employ any of the Sabre safety gear but before we hit the road, we checked out the good, noting how easy it was to unlock the Pepper Gel with a flick of the thumb.
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One of the main reasons I haven’t carried pepper spray up until this point is that heaven forbid I needed to use it, I always feared I’d end up self-contaminating too. 🙈 . I’ve done some research about the right way to use @sabresafety if I need to. Hopefully it’s never the case however, it seems simple enough. 1️⃣ Point canister away from body. 2️⃣ Unlock the can with thumb. 3️⃣ Spray ear to ear across the eyes. Escape to safety aka GET THE HELL AWAY. Oh yeah, and yell/make noise/use an alarm! 🤜🏼 . . #SabreBR #bibchat #bibravepro #SABRESafe #runsafe #run856 #cityfitgirls #becolorstreet
While making our way through town, naturally we wondered… just HOW loud is the Personal Alarm? We didn’t want to push the button while on our journey and cause anyone unncessary panic/concern.
Instead we waited until the end of our run and found a spot at the end of a parking lot. Naturally I made a video on Instagram stories, which goes away after 24 hours but YouTube is forever.
Hopefully these are products that I’ll never, ever have to use. But… just in case, they’re good to have. If you’d like to get safety products for yourself or a running loved one, discount code SABRERUN saves 20% at Sabre’s website.