How to have safe long runs (+ Giveaway)
Disclaimer: This post has been sponsored by Swift-n-Snug. All opinions are my own.
Y’all know I’m a runner. And I love LONG distance runs.
But I run alone a lot.
Which means I always pay attention to SAFETY first.
Here’s how I make sure I have long SAFE runs year-round:
1) Wear a quality running belt
No one said fanny-packs are sexy, but fanny-packs to prevent you from getting injured, dehydrated, or having your keys go flying due to your pace, sweat, or bad weather. I’m modeling a Swift-n-Snug belt, which can fit an awful lot! (And has a battery to help you glow in the dark.)
2) Always travel with your cell phone
I keep mine inside my running belt. On long runs or very hot days, I always make sure to put the phone inside a plastic bag for safety. You may prefer an armband. Do what makes you happy! But make sure you have a phone and that you have an ICE (in case of emergency) contact saved! The Swift-n-Snug will hold your iphone6–perfect for safety!
3) Carry cash
Because you could fall down and need to take a cab home. Or need to buy a bottle of water somewhere or pay to go to a coffeeshop to use their restroom.
4) Keep proper fuel on you and know where the water lives
I know where ALL the water fountains are on my long routes. I also travel with my PORBAR bolts inside my running belt to sustain me on the long miles! (Psst! There’s a PROBAR giveaway happening on the blog!)
5) Make sure you are visible!!
Wear bright shorts, a hat, or something to help you stand out! I also love the Swift-n-Snug running belt because it has a LED battery on the front. It’s a little heavier than most belts as a result, but you can punch a button and light the road ahead of you. This light not only can help shine a little light on your running path, but it also makes sure that cars, pedestrians, bikes, etc. will all SEE YOU running down the street!
I recommend the Swift-n-Snug belt for it’s light capabilities! Watch a quick testimonial (unscripted) from me:
You can win your OWN Swift-n-Snug running belt! Enter below and find safer, happier runs thanks to the Swift-n-Snug running belt! 🙂