Another day, another giveaway! And another HUGE favorite of mine, so very favorite that I won’t leave home without it or I feel nekked if I do!
This little gem is part fashion, part lifesaver. A Road ID is a little engravable ID that fits into a wrist or ankle bracelet or attaches onto a shoe. It has your name, your emergency contact info, your allergies, part of your address and even a line where you can have a saying or quote on it, which I do, my mantra: “Strength, Focus, Discipline.”
I have both a wrist bracelet and an ankle bracelet and you can take the little engraved plate out of one and put it into the other; they’re interchangeable. But I usually wear mine on my ankle, I like it better there. And I recently discovered yet another use for it — you can use it as the bracelet for your timing chip in a triathlon! Instead of the sweaty old bracelet that has been used by hundreds of athletes before you! The chip slips right through the band and it’s actually more secure than the ones the race gives you! So you can have that little nugget of info!
Road IDs come in every color of the rainbow but honestly, the reason I love it so much is because when I was reading about Road IDs, one thing stuck with me.
You may know the person you’re training with pretty well, but if you fell or became incapacitated in any way, most of them don’t actually know your personal information like your emergency contact or their phone number or even your address.
And I know you’re thinking “that’ll never happen to me anyway so whatever!” But it does! It happens! A few months ago a friend of my husband’s was killed riding his bike while training for a triathlon. Just last month, I read about a mom
on Twitter who was hit by a car and killed while training for her half-marathon.
It happens. It happens every day and it happens to people we know. We need to be able to be identified, we need to be able to have someone help us, to notify our families, and Road ID does this. You need this information with you and it’s much easier than carrying your driver’s license (which has no phone numbers on it anyway!)
There are 28 pages of testimonials on the Road ID
website from people who found themselves in a situation that would have been much worse without one. 28 PAGES. I spoke with one of the founders of Road ID on the phone, Mike Wimmer, and you can just hear
the passion in his voice for what they do with Road ID.
I have a Road ID. My husband has one. My dad has one. My entire tri-group has one. If you’re headed out the house to excercise, you need one.
Today you can win one!
This is a 24 hour giveaway and here are the rules:
- Leave me a comment here about whether or not you’ve ever faced a “situation” in which you could have used this.
- For another entry, follow me here at Average Moms Wear Capes!
- For another entry, tweet or blog about the giveaway and leave the link in the comments! Whichever one. I’m not picky.
Three chances to win! This giveaway ends at 11:59 et tonight! And one minute later, at 12 a.m. Wednesday, I’ll announce another giveaway in the “My Favorite Things” Giveaway extravaganza!!! ps. If you don’t win, GET ONE OF THESE! M’kay?
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