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So sadly, it has crossed my mind that I might be attacked on a run. I already gave you the option of stun guns and pepper spray on this post, but I found this and couldn’t resist adding this to my list of 26.2 things to give to a runner.


It’s a Spalding Electronic Whistle. Single tone electronic whistle that has a loud, consistent sound every time, even if user is short of breath or injured. Personal Safety & Signaling Device and includes 2 sets of AAA Batteries. It’s also hand operated instead of mouth blown is sanitary, even for multi users. Get yours for $15.95 here.

Be safe out there!


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  • Reply Burger

    In addition to running while ‘armed’ (mace, whistle, etc), might I suggest that you ladies be careful while running with iPods – especially while running at night or in remote areas?

    A fellow runner just shared her story of being grabbed and pushed to the ground while running by some guy on a bike. She was ok and fortunately it never escalated beyond that, but it certainly could have been worse. She said she’ll never run with her iPod again.

    Having a running partner is a good alternative too.

    It sucks you girls have to worry about things like this, but unfortunately there are some real brazen creeps out there.

    December 20, 2008 at 12:14 pm
  • Reply jlc

    Omg I soooooo wish I had this in July. You need to read my post about being attacked by dogs and winding up in the ER. Hahahah. I’m hoping for a goodie bag full of sorts this christmas and this’ll def be on my list!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    December 20, 2008 at 12:20 pm
  • Reply Denise

    Sucks that we have to think like this, but we do. It’s probably something we should all carry.

    December 20, 2008 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Gurr… things like this throw me into a rant about why it sucks to be a woman. Guys don’t ever have to worry about this crap!

    December 20, 2008 at 1:59 pm
  • Reply The Running Knitter

    Thanks for this. I never thought to bring one of these on a run, but it is a really good idea!

    December 20, 2008 at 3:01 pm
  • Reply D10

    Great find.

    December 20, 2008 at 4:56 pm
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