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Personal Safety While Out Exercise
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General

Never exercise alone at night outdoors.

Exercise with a friend.

Avoid unpopulated areas, such as woods and deserted campuses.

Carry a personal safety device, such as a sound siren, mace or red pepper gas.

Stay away from public parks at night.

Safe Jogging

Pepper spray has limited effectiveness against an enraged and determined attacker. Retired Police Officer and author of Attack Proof, John Perkins, states that, in his personal experience, pepper spray has only worked about half the time, even when shot straight into the eyes at close range. Thus, it should be used in conjunction with a defensive strategy such as: spray and run, or spray, hit, and run.

Some commonsense tips for jogging safely:

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