I recently mentioned about doing some daily tae bo but wasn’t able to reach my goal. Mission failed!
So I decided to try jogging instead. It was more feasible considering that hubby has this afternoon routine of playing tennis in the park. While he’s playing, I look after Baby Gee but after he’s done, he takes care of Baby Gee while I do some jogging rounds in the park.
Which reminds me to share with you some tips given by the Metropolitan Police Department to help joggers stay safe (and get off on the right foot).
Tips To Help Joggers Stay Safe
- Jog or run with a known companion.
- Jog or run in a familiar area.
- Jog or run with your dog if it can keep up.
- Do not jog or run in a heavily wooded, poorly lit or secluded area.
- Stay alert to your surroundings and don’t wear earpieces or headphones.
- Vary your routine each time.
- Carry a whistle or high-decibel, battery-powered personal alarm device.
- Do not jog or run after dark.
- Take along chemical spray.
- Run against traffic so that you can see approaching vehicles.
- Wear brightly colored clothing and highly reflective materials to improve being visible to motorists.
- If you feel that you’re being followed, go to the nearest residence or open business or group of people.
- Carry your vehicle and/or home key in a secure pocket.
- Conceal your cellphone.
- Trust your intuition when it comes to various situations; do not dismiss them.
I’d like to add that you should bring some spare cash that you can use in case of emergencies but be sure to keep them in a secret pocket. A folded Benjamin (or Ninoy, if you’re in the Philippines) neatly folded will probably do.
Do you also jog? Which of the tips above do you practice?