Friday, March 9, 2012

Road ID

I started running about 2 months ago, slowly incorporating it into my routine, while in the process of starting to train for a half marathon. My biggest focus at the beginning was to go slow and make it part of my schedule - that way it was a habit in my life and then I could work on increasing my milage, training, etc. Since January now I have been running and biking 3 times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) and trying to walk every day on my lunch break (I have missed a few days due to the weather not cooperating or work being crazy and not being able to take a lunch).

I feel as though running is now a part of my routine and I am ready to start training. Yes, I was 'training' before, but it was all inside in the hotel gym that we are "members" at since our office in technically in one of the hotel buildings (expect for one of the runs Ry and I did on the beach one Saturday). I mean I think I am ready to hit the pavement, now that I think I have at least built up a little endurance to be able to run for a good chunk of time/ distance.

With that being said, I do want to be safe. I know I always want to believe the best in people - but bad things happen. And I want (and NEED) to be prepared. What would happen if I got hit my a car while I was running across a street? What would happen if someone tried to grab me and make me into a skin suit?

My friend Megan, over at Running Toward The Prize mentioned the Road ID a while back. I was intrigued. I started looking into it and decided that when I decided to move my running outdoors that I would need to pick one of their products up.

Earlier this week I ordered my Wrist ID Sport.

Meet your new training partner. This sporty little guy is extremely durable and comfortable...never mind the fact that it might save your life someday. Wear it running, cycling, swimming or on any of your adventures. In fact, make a lifestyle statement and wear it all the time. The Wrist ID Sport is the perfect piece of gear for every athlete. Like all our IDs, it can be laser engraved with your emergency contact information. It comes standard with two 3M reflective stripes to enhance your visibility when training in the dark.

I got my name, location, husband and parents' phone numbers and quote on it. I ordered mine in pink. It should arrive in the next week or so. I know that Ryan and my parents will feel a little bit more comfortable with me running alone (don't worry - I will still run during the daytime, where there are lots of people, where I am comfortable with my surroundings, etc).

**With my purchase, the awesome folks at Road ID sent me a goodie for YOU TOO. When I ordered, they gave me a coupon that I could pass along to my friends. Here's the coupon number:

Coupon Number: ThanksCarlee13109164

The coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 04/08/2012. To order, simply go to or click the link below:


Megan said...

Thanks for the mention Carlee! I know that both Brent & I feel safer knowing I have my RoadID on when I run, and when I race! I also suggest bringing your phone when you run. Yes, it can be a hinderance, but I know that I can always call someone if needed. (There are also apps you can get that 'track' your run, so that Ryan can see where you are!)

Carlee McDot said...

Hey Megan. The app idea is a great one, but won't work for me... I have a basic phone (just calls and texts - no internet plan or anything like that). Maybe one day I might upgrade though...