We all know safety is a big deal for runners. It’s a dangerous place out there sometimes and being safe is so important!
I have been blabbing about safety for a while now, but for whatever reason I have always hesitated when it came to buying a Road ID even though I always thought they sounded like the best idea. In late December I was lucky enough to be contacted by Outside PR firm to be given one to review! Since this is something I have always wanted for myself but hadn’t bought yet, I was even more excited.
I was sent a code and was able to pick out and personally design my very own Road ID, and therefore get the entire online experience.
I immediately went online and got started. The site was really easy to navigate and there were several options to choose from. I chose the wrist ID sport because I thought I would use it most. I started to build my ID by measuring my wrist with a dollar like instructed, chose my size and went on to the next step, filling in all kinds of information! I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to put in here, I mean there is a lot to choose from, but the site gave perfect examples of what to put, how to abbreviate things and gave suggestions I wouldn’t have thought of. AND you can see what it will look like while you type.
Once I was done filling everything out (including my name, city, birth year, 3 emergency contact phone numbers, and any alergies or medical history I might have), I got a preview and hit submit. The site said it would take 7 – 10 days to get to my house, and since it was just before Christmas I figured it would probably be a while. A couple days later it showed up! I was really surprised it was already there but very excited.
Since then I have worn it on every single run. It is extremely comfortable and I don’t even know its there. I just place it above my Garmin and head off into my run. I definitely feel better knowing I have my contact information on me and it just gives you a piece of mind. It is also SO nice not to have to carry my ID around with me. I can’t tell you how many times I have left it in my running clothes and didn’t have it when I needed it. Now I have something that is specific to running and just part of my gear now.
The prices start at $19.99 and if you want to buy one for yourself or someone else in the next week, use coupon code: ThanksAron1505447 for $1 off if ordered by 1/22/11. They are also on facebook and twitter and often have promotions and giveaways there so make sure to check them out.
I highly suggest everyone add a Road ID to their list of essential "running things." I wish it wouldn’t have taken me so long to add it to mine, but I am glad it’s there now!
***I was given this product for free in exchange for my review.