When I think about my life, I realize things are constantly happening and that how I handle and respond to these happenings truly shape my future and that of the people around me.
I was running with my son, who was just 11 months at the time, and I slipped on some black ice, and he practically went plunging into an icy creek. On that particular day, I was so lucky that my son was completely unharmed and I just had some scrapes and bruises. But, the reality set in of how dangerous running alone can be.
My husband, a techie and problem solver, set out to find an app or service that would apply to my need of communicating danger and need for help if I was hurt while out running or if something otherwise bad happened, God forbid a stalker or something of the like. He unfortunately was not able to find anything that did what he felt I needed, so he decided to build one.
The result of my husband’s efforts is RunSafe (http://runsafe.me). It includes all the features you would expect from a premium fitness app (distance, time, pace, calories, etc. of runs, walks, cycling, etc.) but with the added features of a premium safety app (panic button that triggers a siren, strobe light, starts recording, etc.).
Whether you are a runner, walker, biker or just head out at times on your own, RunSafe can give you and your loved ones piece of mind. The safety features are universally useful, whether it’s knowing that your teenage daughter is safe while she is walking home from school, or that your aging father is not in danger on his evening stroll around the neighborhood.
I truly believe in the safety value RunSafe can give to our community. If you would like to try it out yourself, visit http://runsafe.me/download and you can download it for use on your iPhone or Android device.
As I look to tomorrow and the coming days, I truly believe that my safety scare was a defining moment in making a difference in the safety of lives of so many others. How very cool is that!