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He Won’t Take Running From Me

Posted on November 28th, 2012

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This is part of a blog posting on Running For Bling… Please read the rest of the blog posting via the link below and give Elizabeth some encouragement.  This situtation is the main reasons we started Personal Savers.

He Won’t Take Running From Me

by Elizabeth on November 24, 2012
I had 10 miles on my training schedule for Saturday mornings run. I was physically and sexually assaulted on my run at mile 8.2. I will forewarn you, this post will be long. I want to get the details out, for me mentally, for those in Mobile to be aware, and for the safety of each and every female runner I know.

I haven’t had to run in Mobile in almost a year. Running around my dads house can be challenging, there are no sidewalks and I don’t love the neighborhoods next to us. I chose to go run at Cottage Hill Park. The loop at the park is right under 2 miles and there are plenty of people out and about. I also planned on running in the neighborhoods around it-all of them have sidewalks and are all nice, middle upper class, clean areas. I used to run in the downtown area and there are two reasons I didn’t this weekend: old sidewalks (issues with my ankle) and the sketchy homeless people.

I started my run a few minutes before 8am. I looped the park and headed out on Knollwood towards Grelot. I turned left on Grelot to Hillcrest and turned around and ran back up Grelot to Regency Oaks neighborhood. I looped the neighborhood and headed back out on Grelot to University. I decided to also do Regency neighborhood to run by a childhood friends home. Throughout my run, I saw several runners on the road. I felt very safe. People were out in the yards and plenty of people driving up and down the street in Regency (this is a big cut-through neighborhood). I remember passing a woman, also running, and nodding to her and headed back onto Grelot, a mile or so later.

By the time I was near the park, I needed another 2 miles or so. I decided to turn into Sutton Place neighborhood. I don’t/didn’t know the neighborhood well, just that it made a loop and I knew it would be close to the perfect mileage for the end of my run. Again, it’s a nice neighborhood. I had a friend from high school that lived there.

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Personal Safety Tips For Women

Posted on November 27th, 2012

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By Jamie Cohen- January 6, 2006

Protect Yourself

Personal Safety Tips for Women

Some 1.9 million women are physically assaulted annually in the United States, and 15 percent to 25 percent of all American women will report a sexual attack or rape at some time in their lives, according to studies conducted by the Justice Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

And experts say that because the majority of sexual assaults go unreported, the numbers from these studies may represent only a fraction of the violent of crimes against women.

But while these numbers may seem frighteningly high, safety authorities are quick to point out that women need not view themselves as helpless victims. ABCNEWS’ Healthy Woman asked crime and safety specialists the most effective precautions a woman can take when walking alone to keep herself from becoming a statistic:

Dress to Kill. Clogs, high heels, and tight skirts are hard to run and fight in, while scarves and long necklaces are easy to grab. If possible, modify your fashion style or wear comfortable clothing when walking alone. You can always change into dress-up clothes later. Or, think through how you would fight in your dress-up clothes. Would you kick off your high heels or hike your skirt up around your hips to run or kick?

Make Eye Contact. It may be your first instinct to lower your gaze as you walk to your destination. But looking straight into the face of potential enemies is the better option. “Eye contact may scare off attackers because they fear you will be able to identify them,” says Mary Ellen Burns, a spokesperson for the Boston Police Department.

Keep Eyes and Ears Open, Hands Free. It is important to be alert to who and what is around you. Talking on a cell phone or listening to headphones makes you easy prey for a predator. The only reason you should be using your mobile phone is notify a friend of your whereabouts or to call for help. Also, limit the number of bundles you have to carry by using a backpack or bag with a shoulder strap. This will ensure that your hands are free to defend.

Be Lazy, Take the Elevator Over the Stairs. And when in the elevator, stand in front of the doors, then if someone you feel uneasy about gets on with you, you can step off immediately.

Fight Your Inner Woman. Experts say that women tend to be sympathetic — don’t be! History has shown that serial killers and other criminals often play on the sympathies of unsuspecting women to lure them into dangerous situations. If someone asks for the time, directions, or help in or around their car, be as courteous as possible but keep moving. You can always assist the stranger by making a phone call to police from a safe location, or by finding others to go back and help with you.

Change It Up. Regularly change your walking routine. Plan out a few different routes that you can take and mark out “safe houses” in your mind at intervals along the way. In the event of attacks, you can stop at these shops or homes where you know you will be safe. Try to incorporate these houses every time you vary your route

Click HERE to read the full article from ABC NEWS.

Final Day For Our Thanksgiving Pepper Spray Sale

Posted on November 25th, 2012

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Pepper Spray Sale Ends Today!

Don’t miss out on getting a free Personal Saver, when you buy two.  A great gift for the runner, cyclist, woman or new mom (Baby Saver) that your buying for.  Check out all our pepper spray products at: http://www.personalsavers.com/store_main

Jog on over and pick your pepper spray safety product up today!

 

Thanksgiving Sale – Buy 2 Products Get 1 Free

Posted on November 22nd, 2012

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Thanksgiving Pepper Spray Sale

Don’t miss out on our great Thanksgiving Sale through Sunday.  Buy any two Personal Savers pepper spray products and get one free.

Thanksgiving Pepper Spray Sale

 

Thank You Chicrunner For A Nice Review

Posted on November 9th, 2012

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Danica over at www.chicrunner.com wrote a nice review of the Wrist Saver.   Thank you for the kind words Danica.  Below is a small sample of it, CLICK HERE to read the full review.

Chicruner Wrist Saver Pepper Spray Review:

My new awesome pepper spray

So I’m pretty stoked about this pepper spray. Weird to say that, but yea, this is probably the most brilliant idea ever. B had gotten me a large pepper spray to run with not that long before I got this one, but I love how this one goes on my wrist on a little velcro strap! It is by Personal Savers Pepper Spray and I wanted to do a little review of it, since I love it and it’s going to be getting darker earlier so it helps with my sense of safety. It also has a little pocket for a little form of ID.

I always wear it facing outwards so that in case I need to use it (hopefully not), it’s in a position to spray outward instead of at me. I like how it’s there and I know how to flip the little cap on the top to make it work easily. Another feature I like is the fact that it has somewhat of a safety switch to make sure it’s not going to go off if I accidentally press it while out running. Thank goodness, or I’m sure I would pepper spray myself 🙁

Here’s a view of how it looks on the outside, this is the side that faces outwards when I run. It has a tight little ‘pocket’ to hold it and it doesn’t move at all.

Don’t I look happy after my run! Ha ha, here’s another look at how it looks from the outside when I run as well. It’s a decent sized bottle of pepper spray as well. Once you flip the little switch on the top, it’s ready to go! Which I like. It’s a neoprene fabric which is nice because it doesn’t get too hot and it also is safe to carry in the rain.

Here’s the top ‘switch’. Once you turn it too the right, it will be ready for spray, but it stays in the ‘lock’ position unless you need to use it. Boom. Easy to use, nothing to worry about, and even a klutz like me can’t mess it up! I use it while running all the time and it gives me that extra sense of safety when it’s dark out. Especially lately, there have been coyotes spotted in our neighborhood. Strange because we live in a super suburban area, but I guess they are overpopulated right now. Anyways, when I run with George early in the morning, I feel like I have a coyote snack on the end of my leash, so it makes me feel safe about being able to save him as well, which hopefully we never encounter anything like that!

After looking at the Personal Savers Pepper Spray website, I found out it comes in two different sizes and they are very well priced, only $12.95 for the regular one, and 14.95 for the pink one! I would totally recommend this pepper spray as the time is going to be changing soon and it’s always important to be safe and make sure you are prepared for anything!

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New Replacement Products & Bottles Added To The Store

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

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Wrist Saver Pink Pepper Spray BandNew Personal Savers Replacement Products Added

We’ve just added a full selection of replacement products, led lights and bottles to our store.  You can pick up extras or replacements on your next purchase.

Pepper Spray Sale

Pepper Spray Sale

Reviews


Women's Running Magazine

Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way active women can protect themselves...
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Bonnie Dewkett - The Joyful Organizer

I wore this for running and while I was worried it was going to be bulky and uncomfortable, I really forgot I had it on...
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Jenny Hadfield - Runners World, Active.com

A product even McGyver would be proud of, Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way you protect yourself while enjoying your favorite activities...
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About Personal Savers


The idea for Personal Savers was born in 1995 by Derek Downing and Chad Smith, two national and world champion professional inline speed skaters. While training on the open roads in Georgia, they always came across unruly drivers and stray dogs nipping at their feet. Derek's father David Downing owned an in house pepper spray business that sold to police forces worldwide which helped spark the idea of the original Wrist Saver.

The original Wrist Saver was a crude version of itself today but the concept to keep people safe while being active was born. That idea grew into an actual company, but with the strains of traveling for competitions the business was put on hold...
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