Running, Me and a Cab Driver = Road Safety

First and foremost, I am a wife and a mother. I’m also a daughter, sister, friend, soccer player, runner, environmentalist and outdoor enthusiast.

I’ve always wondered if I was out on a run how I would be identified if something were to happen about me.  I used to have a cell phone from work that had an app called “I.C.E” (okay, maybe that wasn’t the actual app, but I can’t remember it now). ICE stood for “In Case of Emergency”. Of course, I put my husbands contact information in it, along with my parents. Really, you never know. However, I always wondered how someone would actually access my information since my cell phone had a password.

Moving along….

A few months ago, my husband bought me a Road ID (and one for himself). I chose the wrist band slim as I didn’t want something bulky and wanted it to be fairly flexible. He bought the wrist band elite. I ordered two bands; purple and turquoise.

road id pr 5

 

No, my real name isn’t Piper but if you were around me and yelled it out, I would totally respond. It’s a nickname. I got the basic info: names, numbers of my important peeps. The Paramedic in me…oh, I mean my Paramedic husband and I agreed to go with the medical route of: No Known Drug Allergies, No Medical History, Organ Donor. Some people put their mantra: “Just Giver”, “Train Hard”, “No Pain, No Gain”.

Before we got the Road ID bands, we both would go for runs with our Driver’s License, Health Card and I had a piece of paper with Sai’s cell number on it….yeah, old school…all in a plastic baggie. I would put it in my jacket pocket or hidden pocket in my running pants/shorts.

Yesterday, I was out for a run on my lunch break – “sneaking it in” #sneakitin and was pushing my legs a little harder throughout the whole run. I was so close to being done my run (5k) and was going to get another Personal Best. {Yes, I’m working hard on that one}

My confused and pissed of face after my run - don't be jealous of my hair.

My confused and pissed off face after my run – don’t be jealous of my hair.

 

Anyway, out of nowhere a cab (taxi) backed down a driveway and almost hit me on the sidewalk.  My first reaction was to yell at her, then I hit the van with my hand in frustration and THEN I turned off my Garmin. I was pissed that she didn’t even see me, didn’t even bother to look my way. Then I struggle because I still wasn’t sure if she saw or heard me and had to wait for her to move. I stopped my Garmin and then started once I finally got passed her van. I lost time. I was finished my 5k just 2 seconds over my PB…I TOTALLY WOULD HAVE NAILED IT.

Bummed out about my run.

Bummed out about my run.

However, if something serious would have happened to me, at least I had my Road ID on and could have been identified. Friggin’ cab driver. 😦

Now each time I go for a run I put on my Road ID which I always leave attached to my Green Garmin when not running. It’s just like a little bracelet that I forget is on my wrist but have to be honest, I am thankful to have in case something happens to me. The last thing I want is for something to happen to me, my girls are stuck at day care, no one knows where I am and my husband is away…no thank you.

Just like my Green Garmin is my new best friend…well it now as a partner in crime 🙂

If you want to find out more information about the Road ID bands just click on the logo and it will take you to their website.  They have other products: ankle bands, shoe pouches and more.

 

Do you have a Road ID?

Do you ever worry about something happening to you while out running/walking ?

What would you do if you came across a runner who was injured?

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Don’t forget about my little PRO Compression  GIVEAWAY!!!

And shameless plug…I’m on Instagram but haven’t figured out the magic trick to share it all with you, so look me up!

Please note: Road ID did not ask me to write this post, I was not compensated with money or product but was approved to be apart of their affiliate program. The Road ID products I had were not provided by Road ID but  was a gift from my husband a few months ago. Aww….that’s love 😉 

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