I was reading a post over at everydaymiracle today. The writer was nearly attacked while running.
Christian girls, women and ladies: please allow me a moment to exhort you in this. Do not be afraid to take steps to prepare to defend yourselves. Seriously. I know and so do you that a patient witness under duress and pain and other unspeakable things can be used by God to reach an otherwise unreachable man. And truly many women have labored to that cause. But I’ll tell you what, God can use a well aimed pepper spray, taser, or other unpleasantly painful action you might choose to work upon the body of a would-be attacker.
And, quite frankly, should you decide to do unto him before he does unto you he earned it.
That’s about all I have to say about it. Look around locally there are bound to be some good self-defense classes or something around your area.