It's not an uncommon news story to hear of a woman who's been attacked or gone missing while out on a run. I've been training for a half marathon and often have to fit my training runs in near dark, or am on semi-secluded trails and it's not really feasible to have someone with me for most runs. I've recently started considering that I should be carrying some sort of protection with me. I've seen rings that have a sharp spike on them, or pepper spray armbands before.

Do you runner bees carry any sort of protection when you're out running alone? Any recommendations?