Monday, September 19, 2011

Safety First

by Meghann on September 19, 2011

Two years ago I made one of the smartest purchases of my running career: I bought a Road ID.

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The Road ID clipped to my shoelaces and – had there ever been an emergency – contained all of my important in-case-of-an-emergency contact information. That particular Road ID survived 10 different pairs of shoes, half a dozen full marathons, and all the mud, rain, and sweat I could throw at it. Thankfully an occasion never arose where I had to put it to the test, but I felt safer knowing it was there.

The shoe Road ID was great when I just ran, but with all of the cycling I’ve been doing lately, I knew I needed something that was a little more versatile. The ID didn’t clip as nicely to my cycling shoe as it did my running shoe.

Then, after reading Ashley’s account of her accident last week, the decision to purchase a new one came sooner rather than later. Without giving it a second though, I went online and purchased a wrist version of the Road ID that day.

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I was due for an upgrade anyways. When i purchased my last Road ID Derek and I were barely dating. Now, we’re living together. I added his number and updated my Mom and Dad’s contact information.

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I really love the look of the the wrist version of the Road ID. It’s comfortable, easy to get on and off, and the bright pink really pops against my skin.

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I try to remember to run with my ID or cell when ever possible, but when I don’t have it, it’s good to know to have a little information on me just in case something goes wrong.

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<3 their story. 🙂

Do you take any extra safety precautions when you run or ride?

I had a mid-afternoon snack of apple slices and almond butter.

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I was on my own for dinner. Kale was involved. Obviously.

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Sauteed kale with red onion, carrots, mushrooms, sausage, and almonds. Everything was seasoned with a random seasoning pack I found in the fridge and flavored with a touch of evoo and balsamic vinegar.

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Delicious.

For dessert I had a piece of chocolate with a bowl of grapes.

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I’m testing out my new Road ID with a bike ride in the morning.

Good Night!

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