The Running Safety Essentials to Keep Your Workouts Anxiety-Free

If you’re taking the spring weather as an excuse to take up running, it might mean you’re thinking about how to do those runs solo (social distancing!) and safely.

Running is a classic outdoorsy way to get back in touch with your body, dedicate some time to self-care and keep in shape. But, when it comes to outdoor workouts, it can be tough feeling comfortable doing it solo — whether you’re running around your neighborhood, a path or a favorite trail. So yo might need to load up on gear that lets you stay visible, comfortable and prepared to defend yourself (just in case of an emergency).

Whether it’s reflective clothing, arm bands or even a dog leash for your furry running buddy, pepper spray or a bracelet with your important identifying information, we’ve rounded up some of our safety essentials for runners who want to get their sweat on with minimal anxiety.

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