I teamed up with Sabre today to share with everyone what I count to be super helpful when it comes to personal safety - at home and while out.
My city isn't the worst in the country, but I'm still a tiny girl living in an old house in the middle of downtown. I also watch a ton of scary movies so I'm kind of always on edge about being alone or running outside with my headphones in (thanks, Last House On the Left). So when Sabre was looking for people to share their products, I raised my hand immediately (well, sent an email, which is basically the internet version).
I got these three products in the mail a few days later, and both my dad and myself were SO excited about all of it!
There's a practice spray (on the left), a keychain pepper spray (in the middle), and a house/dorm kit including a window alarm, door alarm, and keychain alarm (on the right). Statistically speaking, 1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted on their college campus every year, and Sabre is doing its best to provide students with the tools and knowledge they need to help prevent it. And I would definitely say that these three things are a good start.
My favorite is the pepper spray for my keychain, but I also love the door alarm. If I'm ever home alone, I'll definitely put it under my front door because it is LOUD if it's hit with the door while it's being opened!
The pepper spray is tiny enough that you can hold it in your hand while running and it's not a hindrance to anything you're doing. Holding your phone in one hand and the pepper spray in the other is a great way to help keep yourself safer. If needed, you could spray an attacker and have 911 on the phone almost immediately after, and you'll probably already have your phone anyway since most people listen to music while running.
And if you're looking for a way to connect with them on a social media level, they'd love to hear from you!
I don't know about all of you guys, but having even one of these products makes me feel better about both my solitary runs and living in a house that has hardwood floors that make me think I'm hearing footsteps all the time.
How do you stay safe while alone?
Happy Saturday! :)