Monday, January 31, 2011

Safety first...

I have a few things to report on today, but safety first...

Mid 2010, I ran across a product that really filled a need I had.  See, I had been steadily ramping up my running, but when I moved in with Joe (in downtown Denver) I wasn't so confident of my surroundings and found myself sticking with shorter distances.  Sure, I try to tell people that I'm strong and could fend off an attack.  I tell myself that I'm healthy and that nothing should happen to me.  But what if something DID happen to me?  As my distance training lengthened, I got a bit more wary. 

Until I ran across Road ID.  In fact, I believed in it so strongly, that I got one for Joe too. 

What IS a Road ID?  Well, it's either a band, bracelet, or strap that is attached to you when you run.  The band has either your contact information or an "interactive version" where you put in your unique code on their website and it will give your saviour your information.  This means that if someone finds your body (or shoe or dismembered body part), they can't call someone right then.  They have to lug the appendage to a computer and then figure out who to call from there.  My luck, it'd be someone like my mom who happened upon it and would be all "I'd LIKE to help, but computers confuse me...so maybe I'll just leave this poor girl here and pray that someone else stops." 

If you choose to have your info on it, you can customize it to however you want it to look, but Joe and I picked basically the same thing:  the Shoe ID version.  It's velcro and just attaches to the laces of your running shoes.  This was perfect for me, because I didn't have to remember to strap on something else prior to my runs AND I didn't have to deal with the irritation of something rubbing against my wrists or ankles.  Besides, I only use my running shoes for when I run, so I didn't have to worry about leaving it behind.

Joe and I both chose to have our names (in case we needed to be checked into a hospital so our loved ones could find us easily) and three phone numbers.  Joe has a medication allergy, so he listed that too.

Honestly?  I hope that it's never used...but I feel better knowing that it's there should it be needed.

Why am I writing you about this?  Because I just got an email that stated they're having a sale, where the Road IDs are 10% off.  So from now until February 21st, you can enter "pcVDay14" upon check-out and get 10% off your order.  The coupon code apparently IS case-sensitive and no, you shouldn't use the quotation marks around the code when entering it. :)

Okay, secondly, I rocked last week's interview...BUT it turns out I still have another one to pass through before being offered the job.  The more I know about this job, the more I like it...but SHEESH!  This will be our fourth conversation (three in-person interviews) and I'm kind of ready to end this process so I can get on with my life, whatever employer I may work for.  It'd be more money than I make now, and hopefully more vacation, but these hoops that I'm having to jump through are feeling like a bit much.

Lastly?  I kindasorta didn't do Jillian Michael's 30 DayShred this weekend.  Both Joe and I came down with a stomach bug and then the flu - which involved running a temperature for me and general crankiness for us both.  We slept over 17 hours on Saturday and over 13 on Sunday.  I feel a bit better today and I've committed to doing the 30 Day Shred DVD if I'm not running a temperature tonight when I get home.  So I'll do 30 out of 32 days...and that's got to be good enough!

Oh, and just so we're clear, I don't have anything to do with Road ID - it's just a product that I really like and figured you all might think is groovy too.  They're not paying me a dime and don't know that I am even writing about it. 

4 Comments:

Lanie Painie said...

one time my elderly aunt got a call from "life alert" that her even more elderly neighbor had fallen and can't get up . . . my aunt said "well, I can't pick her up what do you want ME to do?!" and hung up on them.

Moral of the story: choose your phone numbers carefully

Dillypoo said...

Thank you for sharing the coupon code! I've been wanting to order one and just did thanks to you!

Katy said...

Scott has a road ID and wears it all the time actually. He got the most stylish one they have and at the bottom where you can put an "inspiring quote". He put..."don't steal my wallet" hahaha

kristi said...

Hooray! I have a Road ID. Two actually. I have an ankle one I wear when I ride my bike that's all reflecty and stuff and a purple wrist one I wear when I do other activities. My anklet is old and has my brother's old cell phone number on it, so I hope if someone finds me, they don't call that number and get some wackjob stranger. Upon further thought, I should probably just wear the purple one...