T’n’T Tuesday: Runner’s High…Visibility! Safety Issues.

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Listen, I realize that y’all are probably exhausted from reading about the whole safety issue…but it is still a HUGE issue! We recently had a few attempts of an attack here in my neck of the woods. As a runner you can encounter so many different dangerous situations: traffic, attackers, dogs, bears…just to name a few. So I’ve complied all the safety tips I can think of plus some others. I am also really excited to introduce you to an innovative safety product called Tuvizo! More on that later, but first here’s some basic safety notes to consider.

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“runners” pepper spray. Made with a velcro strap that fits comfortably in hand.

Key safety points:

  • Use the buddy system, run with friends!
  • safe routes, try to run in well populated areas with lots of lights
  • pepper spray
  • let someone know time/place, always make someone aware of when, where, and what time you expect to return
  • carry a cell phone
  • avoid the use of headphones so you can hear traffic and potential attackers or animals, but if you must have your music, keep only one headphone in, tuck the other in your shirt.
  • maybe invest in a self-defense class so that in the event you are attacked you’re prepared.

Visibility:

  • headlamp
  • knuckle lights
  • wear bright clothing
  • run against traffic so you can easily see oncoming and they can see you
  • run during lighter hours if possible and if it’s not then wear reflective gear,

Wear a Tuvizo reflective vest!!

It’s a high visibility, affordable vest that highlights you. And look how cute it is:

tuvizovest

Of course I went with neon pink. Too much pink on me?? Naaah…

The vest is comfortable, adjustable, buckles easy, and does not slip or ride up. For more detailed info check out their video on YouTube HERE.

You can find two color options in pink (yay!) and yellow.

The deets:

Fit: snug, barely notice it’s on

Price: around the $24.00 mark on Amazon

Overall verdict: I’ve worn this vest a handful of times and really appreciate the added sense of security of being seen. Definitely not a product that gets stuck in the closet to collect dust. You’ll be seeing me!

Where to invest in your safety: currently sold on Amazon

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Tuvizo on the social scene:

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Links to other great safety tips:

FitFluential Tips 

RRCA Basic Safety

Women’s Running 8 Tips for Night Safety Running

Serious Running Trail Safety Tips

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Tuvizo, for your dark ‘o thirty running times

What safety tips do you have to add? Do you wear any reflective gear? Have you heard of Tuvizo?  Would you be willing to give it a try? Do you run at night or early morning?

Blessed & Beautiful ( & Safe ) Running.

**Disclosure: I was provided a Tuvizo vest at no charge in exchange for an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions and thoughts are my own.**

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11 thoughts on “T’n’T Tuesday: Runner’s High…Visibility! Safety Issues.

  1. These are great tips. I don’t often run in the dark so my gear is not really up-to-date in this aspect, but if I do want to start going for night/really early morning runs at some point, I’ll keep this in mind! 🙂

  2. Great advice. I run early morning before daylight in my neighborhood. But, I’m guilty of being too comfortable with that. You never know who is lurking! And, I’ve had a few dog encounters this year.

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