Warning: Graphic (i.e. bloody) photo ahead!

 

Last week, I wrote about a wonderful product called Road IDRoad ID was created on the concept that active people should wear ID as part of their gear when participating in outdoor activities.  Road ID comes in many comfortable and visually-appealing styles, like bracelets, shoe tags, and dog tags.

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I have the dog tag Road ID and positively LOVE it.  The  scary truth is that there are many, many bad things that can happen to me while I am on a run.  I don’t want to live in fear, but I also don’t want to be unprepared in case of an emergency.

 

Lindsay’s Story — A Real-Life Reason to Wear Your ID

 

Lindsay is a young, beautiful, and active woman who loves to bike, run, and swim.  She is even part of a local triathlon team!

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In November, Lindsay was on a normal group bike ride with her coach and fellow triathletes.    Around mile 13, the bike ride suddenly took a very serious and scary turnLindsay was headed down a hill at 25 miles per hour when she either hit something in the road or braked too hard and fast.  She flew headfirst over the handlebars, skidding several feet across the asphalt…. on her face. 

 

She vaguely remembers gasping for air, spitting blood, and being loaded into an ambulance.  Slipping in and out of consciousness, she was wheeled into the ER with a broken jaw and several shattered teeth.

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Lindsay was surprised to discover that the nurses and doctors would not treat her without proof of insurance.  None of her friends who accompanied her to the hospital knew this information, and although they managed to contact her mother via cell phone, her mom also didn’t have the information on hand. 

 

Lindsay says, "I was completely shocked that I was not able to remember something as simple as my address. I was spouting off numbers from my previous addresses, but kept saying “no, that’s not it”, as the nurses grew increasingly annoyed.  I had recently moved, so my friends were unaware of my new address. "

 

As a result, Lindsay had to wait 20 minutes (in excruciating pain without any medication) before her insurance information was located. 

 

Her jaw was wired shut for 5 weeks, after which the wires were replaced by rubber bands until January.  She lost twenty five pounds off of her already fit frame!  She is still in the process of having her teeth reconstructed.  When all is said and done, Lindsay will have  2 root canals, 3 full crowns, 2 partial crowns, 1 implant, and 8 veneers, as well as a metal plate in her chin. 

 

Since the accident, Lindsay has realized how important it is to carry ID and is a huge supporter of Road ID.   Also, Lindsay advises cyclists to invest in a quality safety equipment, as her helmet and sunglasses saved her life.

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"Wear your helmet (CORRECTLY), glasses, and an ID EVERYTIME you are on your bike," she warns.  "If I wouldn’t have had my sunglasses on, or had a cheap pair that broke, I would have lost my right eye.  If I didn’t have my helmet on, which broke, I probably wouldn’t be alive, or would have severe brain damage."

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Happily, Lindsay  is back in the saddle and facing her fears.  "I have been back on the bike a few times now since the crash, though I’m slower now than I was due to being overly precautious," she says.  She even plans to compete in an upcoming Ironman Triathlon!

 

Why Should You WEAR Your ID?

 

Here are several reasons why should you WEAR your ID in the form of a Road ID.

 

  • Keeping your ID in your pocket is better than nothing; however, in a serious accident, it is unlikely your clothes will stay in 1 piece or even make it to the hospital with you.  The majority of the time, clothing are cut off by paramedics and other first responders, and an ID in your pocket may get lost in the shuffle.
  • Relying on your cell phone to hold your emergency contact information is not smart — phones may be smashed during the accident. 
  • Furthermore, for their own protection, paramedics and other medical professionals will not search bike bags, fanny packs, helmets, wallets, and purses for identification.  Personal belongings are left for the police to record in their report of the accident.
  • Your parents, spouse, or friends probably do NOT know your emergency contact information by heart.  Additionally, these people probably know very little about your medical history, medications, allergies, and insurance information.
  • The HIPPA Laws and Patient Privacy Act make it very difficult to track down family members or friends who have been admitted to the hospital.  Hospitals will usually refuse to release any information unless the patient has signed various medical documents.

 

How You Can Keep Yourself Safe

 

  • As Lindsay described, always wear safety gear, which includes your ID and insurance information.
  • Purchase a Road ID and list your parents, spouse, or roommate as the emergency contact. 
  • Make sure your emergency contact person has a copy of your health insurance information in their wallet.  Make sure you give them updated cards each year.
  • Always wear your Road ID when your are exercising outside, whether alone or in a group.
  • Discuss your preferences about medical treatment (i.e. life support and organ donor options) with your close family.

 

WIN a FREE Road ID!

 

I believe Road ID is a fabulous product that each and everyone of you should have.  Road ID has generously offered to donate IDs to TWO lucky readers!  You can choose any style you’d like (I LOVE my dog tag!).

 

To enter, simply leave a comment below.  I will randomly select the winners Friday at 8:00 AM EST.  Please only comment once.  If you choose to comment using the Name/URL option, please include your e-mail address so I can contact you if you are the winner!

 

To receive a double entry, link back to this post on your own blog and send me an email at seebriderun@gmail.com with a link to your post.

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  • Laura February 18, 2009, 4:56 am

    What an amazing story! These IDs are such a good idea because you never know what will happen.

  • Cherie February 18, 2009, 5:05 am

    I love the idea of Road ID! As both a runner and a health care worker, I know how important it is on both sides to have ID in case of an accident

  • dailygoods February 18, 2009, 5:10 am

    wow that is a scary story! really makes you realize how important it is to have Identification on you at all times. thanks for this great giveaway you are a wonderful person caitlin!

  • Mrs. LC February 18, 2009, 5:12 am

    Oh my gosh, what a crazy story!! Thank goodness Lindsay is doing better!

  • Lynne February 18, 2009, 5:13 am

    What an inspiring story, I had no idea a hospital wouldn’t treat you without your insurance info…. scary!

  • Rose February 18, 2009, 5:15 am

    What a story. Wow. Thank you for sharing.

  • Anne P February 18, 2009, 5:16 am

    That is seriously scary… I need to get one of those (or win one!)

  • Hillary February 18, 2009, 5:21 am

    this road id is something i would really love to have. i have fallen before on a run and luckily been ok. i have thought “what if that was worse”. it’s scary to think of. thanks for bringing our attention to the road id.

  • Mica February 18, 2009, 5:25 am

    I have the Shoe Tag ID, but it’s out-dated now that I’ve moved. I have to get a new one ASAP!

    Thanks for the contest; I’m excited!

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) February 18, 2009, 5:28 am

    Wow, what a scary story šŸ™ I am glad she is okay, though!

  • Leanne February 18, 2009, 5:30 am

    This is a great idea for a product. When I was younger I rolled a 4-wheeler and had to go by ambulance to the hospital when my parents were in Montana! I can see where these would be incredibly convenient to have.

    fuelandfitness@gmail.com

  • Ryan (chasing daylight) February 18, 2009, 5:30 am

    That is so scary…I’m glad she’s okay after all of that.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway! I’d love to win one to go with my new Shoe Pouch šŸ™‚

    chasedaylight.blog@gmail.com

  • Apple.and.Coffee February 18, 2009, 5:33 am

    Is ROAD ID available in Europe?

  • Steph February 18, 2009, 5:33 am

    The Road ID is so important – it is great to always be prepared!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 18, 2009, 5:37 am

    apple and coffee –

    the winners will receive a gift card for a road ID and shipping in the US. if you win, you will have to cover any extra shipping costs.

  • livelaughlyss February 18, 2009, 5:38 am

    I’ve only recently started “running”, but I know that this summer I could DEFINITELY use a RoadID for when I start concentrating more on running outdoors! Even if I don’t win, I think I may have to purchase one after reading poor Lindsay’s story! Thanks Caitin!

  • Sammie February 18, 2009, 5:45 am

    What a touching story. I have the Road ID bracelet and will never get on my bike now without it.

  • Holly February 18, 2009, 5:47 am

    Thank you for the contest! Such an important thing to remember and something I never even considered before.

    Best wishes on a wonderful day :o)

  • just me February 18, 2009, 5:47 am

    that is an amazing story. i’m so glad that she is ok now! i’ve always been meaning to invest in a road id w/ all my running and being out in the field for hours but just haven’t…totally necessary!

  • Becca February 18, 2009, 5:48 am

    I often think on my runs how if something happens to me noone willknow who I am…I definitely need a RoadID.

    Scary story about Lindsay. I’m shocked the er would not treat her though as I use to be an er clerk and often registered “John Does” because they were unconscious etc. Treatment was always given and we had plenty of people without insurance info on them.

  • Jess February 18, 2009, 5:48 am

    Wow that’s insane. I’m glad she’s doing alright now though!

  • Amanda February 18, 2009, 5:50 am

    Your contest was in my mind when I was on my daily early AM walk this morning!

  • RunningLaur February 18, 2009, 5:53 am

    The things that can happen to people are so scary! This is a great contest!

  • Becky February 18, 2009, 5:56 am

    Its crazy that I’ve never really thought about what can happen when you’re out exercising alone! I’m glad to hear that Lindsay is doing well!

  • VeggieGirl February 18, 2009, 5:57 am

    Thank goodness Lindsay survived!!

  • Kate February 18, 2009, 5:58 am

    What a great giveaway and inspiring story! Thanks for the great offer, Caitlin!

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) February 18, 2009, 5:58 am

    Wow what a story! I love RoadID, I have their shoe pouch for my keys and some little clip on blinking lights for when I’m out in the dark. šŸ˜€

    andrea AT offhercork.com

  • KAT February 18, 2009, 6:00 am

    Oh my goodness, this sounds an absolutely fabulous idea.

  • colleen February 18, 2009, 6:02 am

    What a story – I’m glad Lindsay is going to be ok!

  • Thinspired February 18, 2009, 6:02 am

    What a story this is. Thank you for bringing awareness to an issue that many of us probably haven’t thought about.

  • Kimberly February 18, 2009, 6:03 am

    I am horrified that the hospital wouldn’t treat her without proof of insurance! Lindsay sounds like one tough cookie.

  • Justine February 18, 2009, 6:05 am

    Wow, way to go Lindsay with getting back on the bike!
    I got a Road ID for Christmas and it does bring me some comfort knowing that my information is there if anything were to happen.

  • Colleen February 18, 2009, 6:06 am

    OMG, this same thing happened to me when I was 13! Not the insurance part, but I broke my chin, jaw, busted out my teeth, needed stitches in my lips and chin and fractured my humerus. I haven’t been on a bike since – she is an inspiration to me! Let me tell you, it’s not fun being the new girl in 8th grade with your jaw wired shut, that was probably the worst part of it all.

    Please don’t enter me in the contest, I already have a Road ID – I’m too accident prone NOT to have one! šŸ™‚

  • Kristie Lynn February 18, 2009, 6:06 am

    The more I read about these Road IDs the more I realize that it would be a good idea to have one. I almost always do early morning runs, and usually don’t carry any information with me :-/

    [xxkrist24xx@yahoo.com]

  • Colleen February 18, 2009, 6:08 am

    I see there is another Colleen on here – guess I better differentiate myself! I’m the accident prone one! LOL

  • bb February 18, 2009, 6:08 am

    SO scary! Thank God she was wearing her helmet…thank you for sharing!

  • Sanja February 18, 2009, 6:09 am

    You sure know how to ‘sell’ RoadID’s; what a story!

    I’m definitely not going to go on another run without one (I don’t even take my cell phone with me…)

  • Petite Noonie February 18, 2009, 6:09 am

    The fact that Lindsay is riding again is such an inspiration! Good for her! I never knew that Road IDs existed, but I never run/ walk on trails near my house because they’re secluded. I may venture out with a Road ID though.

  • brooklyn February 18, 2009, 6:16 am

    wow.

    i will definetly need to take more precautions.

    thanks for the tips!!!!!!

    woohoo for road ids!!!!!!!

  • Katie February 18, 2009, 6:19 am

    Sweet! My sis won a Road ID gift certificate from a race and she loves hers!

    deller bk at gmail dot com

  • JE February 18, 2009, 6:26 am

    What a story! Thanks for giving us the opportunity to win a Road ID-such a great comfort to have when outside exercising. Thanks for a great blog!

  • Jill February 18, 2009, 6:27 am

    What an eye-opener! I do go for a lot of solo runs and bike rides, and I really need to be more careful!

    ji4lllatgmail.com

  • RhodeyGirl/Sabrina February 18, 2009, 6:31 am

    Thank you to both Caitlin and Lindsay for sharing that story. it is important that we all take care to stay safe!

    Wish you a full and speedy recovery Lindsay!

  • Amy February 18, 2009, 6:39 am

    I love the idea of Road ID as well. I have been thinking about one for a while. Even if I don’t win, I think I’ll buy one!

  • greendogwine February 18, 2009, 6:40 am

    Holy cow! That story gave me goosebumps. Thank god everything turned out okay.

    I would love to win a Road ID!

  • Jackie February 18, 2009, 6:44 am

    Tha is is amazing story! I am so glad it had a happy ending. I know I have left for runs with nothing on me but my car key :(. The Road ID is a great idea!

  • tryingforatri February 18, 2009, 6:46 am

    Thanks for sharing that story, and for the giveaway!! Kinda seems like it’s someone we should wear all the time!

  • Chrissie February 18, 2009, 6:47 am

    Great giveaway!

    chrissied at gmail.com

  • Kailey (SnackFace) February 18, 2009, 6:49 am

    Wow-what a story! I’m not a runner, but that’s probably a great thing to have while I walk around campus alone.

  • ttfn300 February 18, 2009, 6:50 am

    holy cow, amazing story. i just gone one for christmas!!

  • inmytummy February 18, 2009, 6:50 am

    I would love one. Her story is very scary and could happen to anyone.

  • foodsthatfit February 18, 2009, 6:52 am

    As an ER nurse and runner I think that these things are amazing! I don’t have one myself, and would love to win the giveaway! Regardless, I think that it is so important to wear some form of ID, especially if you have a medical condition that medical staff should know about before treating you! Thanks Caitlin!

  • Anna February 18, 2009, 7:00 am

    I would love a Road ID. In November, I had a rollerblading accident. Luckily, I had my cellphone and was able to call my roommate. However, it could have been much worse. A funny side note is that when we were in the Urgent Care waiting room, my friend was flipping through a catalog and saw the Road ID and suggested I get it immediately.

  • Rachel D February 18, 2009, 7:03 am

    Thanks for sharing her story- I’ll definitely be wearing my helmet on bike rides from now on. And having an ID is really important- the Road ID is a great product!

  • meghanN February 18, 2009, 7:08 am

    wow that really is an amazing story! I know I always just think “that will never happen to me” but you really never know what could happen

  • Betsy February 18, 2009, 7:08 am

    Wow – what a story! Very inspiring & scary at the same time. I'm going to get a RoadID someday soon, but winning this contest would sure help. šŸ˜‰

  • Danielle J February 18, 2009, 7:09 am

    Thank you for sharing that story. What a great thing to have..

  • Holly February 18, 2009, 7:10 am

    What an inspiration, Lindsay! Thank goodness you are okay. Thanks for reminding us how important it is to have a Road ID. I’ve been running for 12 years and have never had one, but now it’s on my list. šŸ™‚

  • Jess February 18, 2009, 7:11 am

    Great contest idea. Thankfully Lindsay is better – a scary reminder for all of us to be smart and safe!

  • Emily February 18, 2009, 7:11 am

    I had never heard of Road ID until I read your blog…that is a crazy story!

  • wholefoodswholeme February 18, 2009, 7:11 am

    i think these are such fantastic ideas. i had a very frightening experience while running – http://wholefoodswholeme.wordpress.com/2008/10/11/terrified/ – and ever since then i haven’t been able to run outside in the dark, or go anywhere near that route. anything is possible and keeping yourself in check with these does add a safety net.

  • Kristin February 18, 2009, 7:13 am

    Thank goodness Lindsay is OK! Really makes you realize how precious life is!

  • Kerry February 18, 2009, 7:13 am

    As a runner, I definitely see the importance of a Road ID. Thanks Caitlin!

  • Neesha and Dustin February 18, 2009, 7:15 am

    I have read about and seen this advertised in Runner’s World! Fi and I just talked about me getting one…perhaps your contest is fate! So glad to see you pointing it out on your blog! I will follow suit, dear Caitlin!

  • runRedrun February 18, 2009, 7:18 am

    Wow, as a runner, my mom has been on my case about getting a road ID so this would be great!

  • Meghann February 18, 2009, 7:19 am

    haha bring on the comments!

    I got an e-mail that my RoadID was shipped today!

    And Spice sounds good to me!!

  • lauren February 18, 2009, 7:19 am

    whoa – so scary.

  • J February 18, 2009, 7:22 am

    I always run with a post-it in my pocket that has emergency phone numbers and my name on it. It would be nice to have a real road ID though! Thanks for this great giveaway.

  • tfh February 18, 2009, 7:24 am

    That’s very cool of Road ID to do that! It’s soooo sad that Lindsay was injured so badly and nobody would treat her without proof of insurance– what a sad, sad statement about our system. I’m glad Road ID can be a solution for some of us, but I shudder to think about what would have happened if she didn’t have insurance or couldn’t locate the info. at all…thanks for sharing the story!

  • Shannon February 18, 2009, 7:26 am

    I love that idea! Safety first:)

  • Brandi February 18, 2009, 7:32 am

    What a scary story! I’m so glad she was wearing her helmet and sunglasses! I can’t imagine.

    That is awesome that Road ID is giving away 2 to others.

  • Katie February 18, 2009, 7:38 am

    I am a definite klutz and have, on more than one occasion, fallen during a run so I know I really should have one of these with me at all times.

  • MB February 18, 2009, 7:41 am

    This a great idea if you’re an athlete exercising alone – especially a female. When I’m out running trails I often think, “If an accident occurred, how would help identify me?” That thought motivates me to run faster, but never the less, that’s a scary thought! It’s even more scary when you verbalize it! Holy Bananas!!

  • haya February 18, 2009, 7:41 am

    oh my goodness! that is a frightening story. last summer as my marathon training runs took me further and further away out into the middle of nowhere, i realized how important it was for me to carry important information on me so that if anyone found me, they’d know who to call etc. a road id would be awesome!

  • robinbb February 18, 2009, 7:42 am

    I have worn my Road ID for the past year and it is ripping so I would love to win a new one. Thanks for reminding people how important it is to wear ID.

  • Lora February 18, 2009, 7:44 am

    what a sad but eye opening story. so many things can happen to us on runs, especially when living in a city.

  • MoFish February 18, 2009, 7:45 am

    This is such an eye-opener. Thank you for sharing it, Caitlin! We will all be more careful now.

  • Tra February 18, 2009, 7:46 am

    That scares me! I would like to win one! i carry an old drivers license in my running pack!

  • Jennifer February 18, 2009, 7:46 am

    That story made me realize I really need one of these ID’s. Thanks for having this great giveaway!

  • Juli D February 18, 2009, 7:46 am

    I JUST said to my husband when I went off on my run the other day I should get one of these. What a crazy story.

  • Holly M. February 18, 2009, 7:47 am

    As a marathon runner, I could totally use this!

  • Tra February 18, 2009, 7:48 am

    oops i forgot to leave my email- luminaire65@hotmail.com

  • Tra February 18, 2009, 7:49 am

    scary! i’d like to get one! i only carry id in my running pack!
    luminaire65@hotmail.com

  • Jess February 18, 2009, 7:51 am

    That is a scary story! I’d love a RoadID especially since I’ll be out doing long training runs now.

  • ksgoodeats February 18, 2009, 7:53 am

    That is so scary! Glad she’s alright!!

  • jane February 18, 2009, 7:53 am

    thanks so much for opening our eyes to the dangers of running with identification! i think even if i don’t win a road ID i will seriously consider getting one.

  • PNoris February 18, 2009, 7:54 am

    great column – unfortunately, been there, done that, got the scars…

  • katie February 18, 2009, 7:55 am

    wow what a story! I personally am not much of an exerciser outdoors but find the roadID to be beneficial to anyone including myself for daily life!I am already planning on buying a roadID gift for my boss who has not missed a day of running in 14 months. We are swim coaches and often do not return from our away trips until 9 pm. Regardless he goes out a runs an absolute minimum of one mile. I know that I would feel better, as would his loved ones, If he had a road ID!

  • girlrunningaround February 18, 2009, 7:59 am

    What a horrific story! I don’t run outside much right now, but once we get settled in our new house I plan on changing that. If I don’t win one here I’ll probably buy one. They are a great idea!

    (I’d don’t want to post my personal email on here, so if I win just comment on my blog or write it on your blog and I’ll send it to you.)

  • kirsten February 18, 2009, 8:00 am

    great story! I am going to be way more cautious!

  • chandra February 18, 2009, 8:04 am

    Wow – that is a crazy story… I guess I never realized the ER might not treat you without any insurance info… crazy!

  • Aimee February 18, 2009, 8:05 am

    This really stopped my heart. As someone who bikes, runs, walks, hikes etc. outside, I think that this is a super important product (that I don’t own yet). Thanks for this amazing post!

  • HangryPants February 18, 2009, 8:06 am

    You never think that things like that will happen to you! I would love to win a Road ID. Thanks for the contest Caitlin and thanks for sharing Lindsay’s story.

  • Rae February 18, 2009, 8:08 am

    I agree 100% As a triathlete, I am out on the roads for pretty long stretches. I always carry ID and my phone, but ROAD ID seems like such a better idea, safer and also more convenient!!

  • Carolyn February 18, 2009, 8:11 am

    This is great. Even though I go out in my neighborhood and am pretty close to home, I have often thought in the back of my mind…what if. This is a great idea/product.

    THanks!

  • Holly February 18, 2009, 8:12 am

    I’d love to win a Road ID, this is a great giveaway. I’m afraid my info on there might change in the near future, so having a new one would be perfect!

  • Danielle February 18, 2009, 8:12 am

    Wow, that is quite the scary story. I’m glad that girl ended up getting better.
    Definitely an eye opener!

  • jenn February 18, 2009, 8:14 am

    I need a Road ID. Where my apt is located I have to run along a busy highway to get to a safer running area. I would feel much safer wearing one everytime I go out.

  • rmwilliams224 February 18, 2009, 8:17 am

    wow I didnt realize they wouldnt treat you either. I have been looking at getting one for quite soeitme now, but havent had the extra cash to buyone. This is was grea story thanks for sharing your concern with us.

  • seesaraheat February 18, 2009, 8:22 am

    Wow, what an amazing story! I didn’t realize they wouldn’t treat you without that information, how scary. I definitely need to get a Road ID, whether I win or not šŸ™‚ Thanks!

    butterflyhart56@hotmail.com

  • Sarah February 18, 2009, 8:23 am

    Wow, this was a powerful post. I really think I need a Road ID now.

    Thanks, Caitlin!
    Sarah

  • Casey liddlecee3@aol.com February 18, 2009, 8:24 am

    I’ve definitely had a few scary moments on my bike…but nothing of that intensity – quite an eye opener! Props to Lindsay for continuing to ride, and props to you Caitlin for sharing an important story!

  • Choco9 February 18, 2009, 8:26 am

    Great idea! If I don’t win I’ll be buying one.

  • L. Elizabeth February 18, 2009, 8:28 am

    great story! alot to learn from.
    i am glad she is ok, and would love to win a roadID!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) February 18, 2009, 8:32 am

    What a freaky story! I can definitely see the benefit of a road id now.

  • Cookie February 18, 2009, 8:38 am

    As a pretty avid runner, who also just bought a new bike, I think a road ID is a great idea. I’m hoping to win one, but if not, this will be for sure be on my wish list.

  • carolinebee February 18, 2009, 8:39 am

    That is SO scary, i hope she is doing well. Thanks for this give-a-way it’s such an important issue to think about and this is a great way to get the word out! I can’t imagine how awful it would be for paramedics to try and find out someone’s info if they are seriously injured!

  • megsfood February 18, 2009, 8:45 am

    What an inspirational, and eye-opening story! I am so glad Lindsay is recovering, it sounds like she has been through so much.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that hospitals are REQUIRED by EMTALA law to provide a medical examination and stabilizing treatment to anyone who walks through their doors, proof of insurance or not. Once a patient is stabilized they can ask for this information.

    I would love a Road ID, I do a lot of solo exercising as well!

  • ConsiderEatz! February 18, 2009, 8:50 am

    Wow, That you for this! MY dad was hit by a car a few years back, luckily he made it out with no major injuries. Suffice to say I bought his a Road ID for his bike that he keeps with him at all times. This is a priceless gift for someone you love, including yourself! THANK YOU THANK you for this!

  • lilveggiepatch February 18, 2009, 8:50 am

    What a terrifying story! But, whatever people need to read to ensure they’re being safe… I have so many friends who never wear helmets on intense bike rides!

  • Natalie February 18, 2009, 8:56 am

    I have been meaning to get one as I know they’re so important! Lindsay’s story confirms that. What a wonderful motivator…thanks for posting.

  • Jenn February 18, 2009, 8:58 am

    I have never even carried ID on me when I’ve gone for runs, but after reading this post, I definitely will!

  • Lauren February 18, 2009, 8:58 am

    Wow that is pretty freaky. Usually my biggest concern is an attacker because I often run when it’s pretty dark out :-/

  • Beadie @ What I Ate Yesterday February 18, 2009, 9:05 am

    What a story! I just bought a ROAD ID for my husband and never thought I might need one for myself. I guess anyone who is active outdoors needs one!!

    Great contest!

    whatiateyesterday [@] gmaildotcom

  • eatingRD February 18, 2009, 9:07 am

    wow, I never really realized the importance of having that kind of ID on you during workouts, thanks for the story. Even if I don’t win, I think that would definitely be a good investment!

    -kristen
    sunflowrangel@gmail.com

  • Erin February 18, 2009, 9:12 am

    Scary stuff. More important to have ID than I thought!

  • fitforfree February 18, 2009, 9:15 am

    Wow, this sounds like an invaluable thing to have!

  • BOBBI McCORMICK February 18, 2009, 9:19 am

    I already have one, but I would love to get one for my MOM!!!!

  • nyc tri girl February 18, 2009, 9:22 am

    I have story shockingly similar to Lindsay’s. I too am part of a local tri team and last May I work up in the ER I had been unconcious for five hours and had a concussion, four shattered ribs, and my collar bone was broken and sticking out of my skin. I never leave home without my Id and insurance anymore and would love to have a road ID to increase safety.

  • DeuceTheKat February 18, 2009, 9:22 am

    Lindsay’s story is amazing and true testament to her strength and fearlessness. Thanks for bringing awareness to this matter and thanks for this giveaway!

    bonesdt@gmail.com

  • Hallie February 18, 2009, 9:26 am

    Even if I don’t win, this reminds me I really need to be more careful when I’m on the road. My dog is not enough (what’s she going to do if I get hurt?).

  • Serena February 18, 2009, 9:34 am

    I’ve seen these for years but have never bought one, and reading this made me realize I really should. Thanks for posting this, Caitlin!

  • Amanda February 18, 2009, 9:35 am

    great giveaway! This story makes me realize how important wearing an id is!

  • Amy February 18, 2009, 9:36 am

    Thanks for sharing. I definitely need to get one of these

  • Holly February 18, 2009, 9:38 am

    What a good giveaway!

    hmboedefeld@yahoo.com

  • Christy G. February 18, 2009, 9:38 am

    Those IDs are so important! I always carry my cell with me when I run but never thought about what if it gets lost or smashed!

  • Becky February 18, 2009, 9:41 am

    Wow, that is an incredible story! I just recently starting running more and hadn’t thought about the need to carry ID with me. If I don’t win one, I’ll definitely purchase one!

  • Sarahq February 18, 2009, 9:45 am

    Very scary story – Road Id is a great idea to keep people safe.

  • Melissa February 18, 2009, 9:46 am

    That story gave me the chills. Poor Lindsay… Yikes.

  • Beckett February 18, 2009, 9:52 am

    What a great idea! You never really think about things like this until it is too late!

  • afreshdille February 18, 2009, 9:53 am

    I hope to win this…I have always been worried about situations such as Lindsays. Thanks for telling this story.

  • Andrea February 18, 2009, 10:00 am

    I definitely need to get a RoadID! What a scary story!

  • Dori February 18, 2009, 10:01 am

    Wow. I was considering it before, but now I am convinced. If I don’t win this I will purchase one – but I’d love to win.

  • Mel February 18, 2009, 10:03 am

    o wow, what a story!! I would love an ID b/c I love to take walks/run outside and I live by myself!! Thank You!
    Mel

  • thelongweigh February 18, 2009, 10:08 am

    That story is so scary in that they wont even treat you without info. I think Road IDs are so great. My sister-in-law who is an avid runner just got one for Christmas and it was the first time I had heard of them. Great giveaway!

  • Victoria February 18, 2009, 10:08 am

    This is a great contest! Thank you for sharing her story with us, and thanks to Road ID for helping sponsor the contest!

  • *One Step at a Time* February 18, 2009, 10:12 am

    What an inspiring story! I’ve always thought about getting one of these so i’m excited you are having a giveaway! I hope I win! šŸ™‚

  • aron February 18, 2009, 10:13 am

    ok i have been really meaning to get one of these forever and just haven’t… so if i dont win it here i am going to get order one this weekend!!!! šŸ™‚ thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Running Through Life February 18, 2009, 10:15 am

    OK you convinced me that I need one. I recently got one for my wife and should have also for myself, but didn’t.

  • peanutbutterpassion February 18, 2009, 10:16 am

    This is amazing..thanks for sharing..I rarely bike, but if I did, I prob. wouldnt wear a helmet..Now, I know the risks!

  • Kelly February 18, 2009, 10:22 am

    Thanks for passing along the idea of using Road ID. I know when I run I usually have no ID on me so thanks for reminding us how important that is.

  • angelcubbie February 18, 2009, 10:26 am

    Wow, that poor girl, how brave and amazing that she is going to compete again though! I love the idea of Road ID, I should definitely be wearing something like this on my morning runs. Oh, my e-mail is ashley.goss@hotmail.com

  • Margo February 18, 2009, 10:40 am

    This is one of those things that is easy to put off until later. Thanks for the reminder that it is important! What a wonderful idea to give two away! Thanks!

  • SarahT February 18, 2009, 10:49 am

    I’m glad she’s okay, but I don’t like “scary stories” that are really just advertisements for a product. Your blog sponsor is playing on fear, and that picture was in poor taste.

  • Katie February 18, 2009, 10:51 am

    Living without my family in a big city, a Road ID would be perfect to have. What a great concept!

  • Kath February 18, 2009, 10:52 am

    Good awareness post!

    KathEats@gmail.com

  • Meg February 18, 2009, 10:53 am

    What an amazing story! Glad that these IDs exist now!

  • Megan February 18, 2009, 10:55 am

    I have the bracelet one and I love it because I can wear it for all sports(running and biking), but I need to update it with my new info!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 18, 2009, 10:58 am

    SarahT – I’m going to have to 100% disagree with your comment. I wrote the entire post and interviewed Lindsay myself, so Road ID had nothing to do with Lindsay’s story. I’m not participating in “product placement,” but spreading the word about something that I personally use and believe in.

    I warned readers about the picture beforehand. I’m sorry if you thought it was in “poor taste.” I think it actually drove the point of the story home, and judging from the rest of comments, most other people did, too.

  • Hollie February 18, 2009, 11:01 am

    Wow! I couldn’t be more convinced that a Road ID is a MUST have! and I love your blog!

  • Lindsay February 18, 2009, 11:04 am

    this sounds like a great idea. thanks for doing this contest!

  • Anonymous February 18, 2009, 11:05 am

    People rarely think to wear an ID like that until its too late. Thanks for sharing the story and encouraging people to be safe. I would love to win one of those!

    Thanks,

    Arika
    pauk0011@umn.edu

  • Kristen February 18, 2009, 11:19 am

    Wow, what an amazing story! Lindsay is a survivor-thank goodness she’s okay now! I almost always go for solo-runs and I sometimes run at night. If I don’t win this Road ID I know I’ll eventually buy one-this product is so important! Great giveaway Caitlin!

    knk231@nyu.edu

  • Sharon February 18, 2009, 11:21 am

    Wow- thanks for sharing Lindsay’s story. It definitely shows the importance of having ID on you just in case something bad happens. I often times think about this when I am outdoors exercising on my own. When I hurt myself in December on my 13 miler, I was fortunately close to home and was able to limp my way back indoors. I hate to think what would happen if I was far away and unconcious! Road ID is defintely the way to go! I will be sure to get one in preparation for my return to chasing pavement!! Have a wonderful day šŸ™‚

  • megan February 18, 2009, 11:28 am

    Wow – you’ve convinced me! I need a roadID!

  • Jamie and Craig February 18, 2009, 11:31 am

    Really goes to show how important having proper id on you when you are out running is!

  • Runeatrepeat February 18, 2009, 11:32 am

    Wow, that story is really scary. I’m glad she’s okay, but I hate that the hospital just didn’t treat her right away. That should be illegal.

  • Lori February 18, 2009, 11:39 am

    Pick me!!

  • catty February 18, 2009, 11:42 am

    Amazing story. I would love a road id! I work in healthcare & run by myself and it is so important to have an id on your person at all times, especially when exercising on your own.

  • alessa February 18, 2009, 11:45 am

    wow, that story gave me the chills. what a frightening experience! i definitely would love to win a road ID!

  • Chic Runner February 18, 2009, 11:46 am

    I need to get one of these things for sure. What a story and thanks for sharing even though it’s horrifying.

  • Karla February 18, 2009, 11:49 am

    Wow! What a story. Thanks for sharing. I think regardless if I win or not, this is something I need to get.

    living2thetruth4god@yahoo.com

  • foodgirlphilly February 18, 2009, 11:50 am

    Thanks for sharing this story! I think the RoadID is a great idea!

  • Laura: Learning to Love February 18, 2009, 11:50 am

    That’s a heart breaking/inspiring story. Something very similar happened to my sisters friend- he was biking and got hit by a truck. Luckily he had some form of ID in his backpack. I would love to know that I have a form of identification on me at all times!

  • Kelly February 18, 2009, 11:54 am

    I would love one of these. That is a very convincing story to get one. I’m glad that even though she may have gone through many surgeries her helmet and suunglasses saved her life.

  • Sarah February 18, 2009, 11:58 am

    I would love a Road ID.

  • Brooke February 18, 2009, 11:59 am

    These id’s are wonderful. I’d really like to have one, as I walk all over the place when the weather gets better! Thanks for posting!

  • natalie February 18, 2009, 12:01 pm

    my mom’s been telling me forever that i need one of these and your post has fully convinced me!

    i’d love to win one šŸ™‚

  • Courtney February 18, 2009, 12:05 pm

    This is a great idea!
    The father of my good friend was killed when he flew off his bike and cracked his head on a rock (he wasn’t wearing a helmet). He wasn’t carrying his ID’s with him on that day, and consequently no one called to notify his family. It wasn’t until later that night that his wife located him, and that was after she called all the hosiptals in the area.
    Saftey is no joke.

  • Danielle February 18, 2009, 12:07 pm

    I’ve been thinking lately about how I needed one of these.

    I’d love one! What a generous offer!

    e-mail is daniellehalloran@hotmail.com

  • Missy February 18, 2009, 12:08 pm

    Wow such a crazy story!! I def. could use one of these!

    mengel3@gmail.com

  • Lindsay February 18, 2009, 12:09 pm

    look at all those comments! I would love a RoadID…I wear one of my husband’s extra dogs tags, so it counts (exp on base since they reconize that his SSN is basically our insurance info) but it would be nice to wear something with my name on it

  • denise February 18, 2009, 12:11 pm

    Wow. What an amazing story. I never realized an ID was so important!

  • Amy February 18, 2009, 12:16 pm

    Scary, but thanks for posting it. I’d love to win one.

  • Elsa February 18, 2009, 12:24 pm

    Wow, what a story! If I don’t win here I am buying a road ID immediately. I am always the girl who thinks nothing bad will happen to her until it does.

  • Sarah February 18, 2009, 12:27 pm

    That story makes you realize how important a Road ID is! Thanks for letting me know.

  • Carolina John February 18, 2009, 12:27 pm

    woah, that is a crazy story! i’ve been meaning to pick up a road id, and i think you might have just convinced me.

  • s_davy34 February 18, 2009, 12:31 pm

    These are so cool and what a great idea for anyone doing any sort of outdoor exercise. One of my friend is a runner, she would love this!

  • Julie February 18, 2009, 12:31 pm

    Wow. Just…wow. What a scry thing to have happen.

  • Julia February 18, 2009, 12:34 pm

    This post came at a good timing! I am just about to get a bike to start biking to and from work everyday. It would be very comforting to know I can have something like RoadID in case of an emergency! And a good reminder to invest in a good helmet!!! I would love to win this!!! Thanks Caitlin

  • KK @ Running Through Life February 18, 2009, 12:54 pm

    What an amazing and scary story!

    I have been meaning to get one of these to wear on my shoe for awhile and have been lax about doing it. I need one NOW!!!

  • Lindsay February 18, 2009, 12:59 pm

    SarahT-

    I would also like to chime in – Neither Caitlin or myself are affiliated with RoadID. Simply, its a product that we both feel is useful for people to know about. As far as being a “scary story”.. yes, it is quite a scary story considering it happened, and the amount of damage that was caused by it. I fly planes, skydive, ride motorcycles… I never thought I’d get injured on some silly, easy paced bike ride.

    I’m sorry you thought the picture was poor taste. A friend took a few pictures while I was at the hospital because I told her I might as well document it for my Ironman scrap book. I allowed Caitlin to pull any info off my personal blog

    Please don’t assume this is some scare tactic… We’re doing it just to inform people of options out there.

  • Lindsay February 18, 2009, 1:01 pm

    Thanks to all that have left positive comments! I’ve enjoyed reading them.

    I’m definitely the girl who thought I was more or less invincible, though I usually tossed my ID and insurance card in my jersey anyway. The one time I really needed it though, it wasn’t there. RoadID will be something I put on as soon as my helmet or running shoes are on. If you don’t want to purchase a RoadID, there’s always dogtags made at a local store too!

  • Lea February 18, 2009, 1:06 pm

    Yes that was indeed an amazing story. I just kept repeating OMG over and over again. All the best to Lindsay and her road to recovery.

    Great giveaway!!!

  • Sharon February 18, 2009, 1:07 pm

    Oh my gosh, thanks for sharing that story. The idea of Road ID is wonderful!

  • Lesser is More February 18, 2009, 1:12 pm

    RoadID would certainly keep me confident knowing that if something happens, my information is safely on me!

  • talesofexpansion February 18, 2009, 1:14 pm

    Thanks for the story and the giveaway. I know I def need to start using some ID when I am out exercising!

  • Erin February 18, 2009, 1:22 pm

    Wow, that’s a crazy story. I never ever bring ID with me when I run, and now I’m seeing the error of my ways!

  • MyRunningJourney February 18, 2009, 1:38 pm

    What a great product!

    bstein83@gmail.com

  • april February 18, 2009, 1:56 pm

    What an amazing story!! casperlover25@aol.com

  • glutenfreeislife February 18, 2009, 2:01 pm

    What a truly amazing story! And, what a great idea, the RoadID.

    kbouldin@insight.rr.com

    Kim

  • Allison February 18, 2009, 2:15 pm

    I could totally use one of these. I run/walk my dog every morning alone, 5 times out of 7 that run takes place at 5:45am. I know I shouldn’t run in the dark, and in the summer it is light out. I am def. not prepared!

  • Tiffany P February 18, 2009, 2:21 pm

    RoadID is such a good idea! Reading Lindsay’s story really made me want one! Its better to be safe than sorry.

  • Anonymous February 18, 2009, 2:26 pm

    love the blog and would love the opportunity to win a road id!
    thanks, laura

  • Emlod10 February 18, 2009, 2:36 pm

    wow, that’d be GREAT!

  • jenngirl February 18, 2009, 2:40 pm

    That is such a frightening story, but I’m glad she is recovering and getting back in the saddle!

    Road ID’s sound like a wonderful idea!!

    jenny2006@bellsouth.net

  • samsam26 February 18, 2009, 2:40 pm

    This is such a thoughtful contest for you to sponsor. This story really brings to light that accidents can unfortunately happen to anyone.

  • Katy February 18, 2009, 2:44 pm

    I hope I win! I currently run with my license and health card tucked in my shorts, and this is a much better option.

    Thanks!

  • Angel's Food February 18, 2009, 2:46 pm

    I’ve never heard of Road ID before I saw it on your site. It’s such a great idea!

  • Allison February 18, 2009, 2:53 pm

    That is such a great idea, especially for longer runs. I’m glad Lindsay is doing okay.

    allison.j.price@gmail.com

  • Kirsten February 18, 2009, 2:57 pm

    Oh my, what a wonderful story. I am glad she is OK though. It is scary of all the things that can happen while out on a run, walk, bike, ect.

  • Wendy - wendywo@cfl.rr.com February 18, 2009, 3:00 pm

    Thanks for sharing this amazing story. I need to have one of these!

  • RunToFinish February 18, 2009, 3:00 pm

    you know this is silly but I wrote about this over the winter and yet never bothered to buy one for myself… AHHH. I think this is a great item and everyone should have one… fingers crossed I win.

  • ash February 18, 2009, 3:06 pm

    wow thats scary i dont run with anything but my water bottle note to self – GET ID! lol i love the dog tags there safe yet stylish :]

  • Amy February 18, 2009, 3:07 pm

    Wowsa… This made me think I need myself a road ID!

    muldoon.amy@gmail.com

  • Susan February 18, 2009, 3:08 pm

    I keep putting off getting a Road ID…definitely need to get one that! Glad Lindsay is doing well!

  • redheadedjournal February 18, 2009, 3:30 pm

    Thank you for sharing this story. I would love to win!

  • Katie February 18, 2009, 3:35 pm

    Hi Caitlin! I am a regular reader of your blog but have only commented a few times. I had to comment today because this post really affected me. It is such a scary story! I actually just moved to a new area where I don’t know anyone and I live alone, and after running outside a few times I have been thinking about how it would be smart for me to get one of these. Lindsay’s story DEFINITELY convinced me. Thank you Caitlin and Lindsay for sharing!

    cathrynallen@gmail.com

  • elise February 18, 2009, 3:35 pm

    BEYOND smart! and what a wonderful giveaway…I hope I win!! I’ll link back to this site on my next post fo sho šŸ™‚

    ps thanks for the info on your HRM, i think i want one that tells me how far ive run though, but i dont wanna spend too much money, so ill continue the research

  • R* February 18, 2009, 3:59 pm

    What a great product! Even if I don’t win this, I’ll definitely be buying one soon!

  • fodie818 February 18, 2009, 4:17 pm

    hi caitlin!
    i hope i win!

    mags
    p.s. are you not posting today?

  • Wendy February 18, 2009, 4:50 pm

    Wow, that story finally convinced me to get one. I think I will go with the interactive version. Phone numbers and addresses change, so it is good to have the most up-to-date info. wjreshet@ptd.net

  • balancemycake February 18, 2009, 5:04 pm

    Hi Caitlin! My name is Michelle, I’ve JUST started a brand new blog, Balance My Cake, http://www.balancemycake.wordpress.com

    I hope you’ll check it out, I LOVE your blog and your wedding photos were beautiful over on See Bride Run šŸ™‚

    I’d love to win a Road ID! Consider me entered!! šŸ™‚

    Michelle

  • imadedinner February 18, 2009, 5:07 pm

    INCREDIBLE!
    I love this idea…definitely useful.

  • Sara February 18, 2009, 5:19 pm

    I just bought a bike, and this has me thinking about how many times I jog without my ID and insurance card. No more!

  • katie m February 18, 2009, 5:19 pm

    I always carry an ICE phone number when I run, but a Road ID would be even better. Thanks!

  • Bridget February 18, 2009, 5:36 pm

    I’ve been wanting one of these for a long time!

  • Carrie! February 18, 2009, 5:40 pm

    The Road ID is such a great idea, Caitlin. Thank you for offering us this giveaway!!!

  • Marissa February 18, 2009, 5:59 pm

    I’ve been meaning to get one of these and after reading Lindsay’s story I now realize how important it is. This is such a great idea for a give away and way to raise awareness of how important it is to be safe!

  • sals February 18, 2009, 6:07 pm

    i’ve been meaning to get a road id– seems like such an important thing to have on long bike rides or runs!

  • madiella February 18, 2009, 6:30 pm

    What a great product!

    Do you find that the dog tags bounce around while you are running? That would be my only concern with getting the necklace (although it is definitely the coolest looking!)

  • Laurie February 18, 2009, 6:35 pm

    Love your blog! I eat your oatmeal recipe with bananas lots of mornings after I run and look forward to seeing what new things you put on top.
    Thanks for the contest.
    :o)
    Laurie
    howard.family AT hotmail.com

  • Yasmine February 18, 2009, 6:38 pm

    Oh my gosh! Thank you for sharing that story. I always think i’m doing good if I can remember to put my id in my pocket and although it has my address, it does not have my phone number, my husband’s number or my health insurance card or any of my allergies. I need to get one of these things! Thanks for runner-safety awareness post, Caitlin.

  • Yasmine February 18, 2009, 6:39 pm

    Oops. Here’s my email!

  • Ashley H February 18, 2009, 6:48 pm

    Oh wow what I story. I have to admit that I once went running and ended up lost in the woods (I lost the path). All I had on me that time was my Ipod. I had no ID and no contact info. Scary!

    AH1224a@student.american.edu

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point February 18, 2009, 6:49 pm

    ya all are sooo sweet!

    madiella – well the dog tags are either held against my shirt pretty tightly or i tuck them into my sports bra — it’s really thin and i never notice it bouncing around!

  • Alex February 18, 2009, 7:05 pm

    It would be great to have this and thank god she is alright.

    alexmp911@gmail.com

  • Brianna February 18, 2009, 7:07 pm

    RoadID is something I’ve known for a while I should have…

  • Mariposa February 18, 2009, 7:11 pm

    this is such a great contest.. i usually carry my cell phone with me when im working out outside, but how would they know who to call if i were unable to speak? I used to wear a medical ID for my food allergies when they were really bad, but now that they are under control i dont.. maybe at least i should wear that. god only knows, i wouldnt want someone injecting me with benadryl or something else im allergic to!

  • Coley February 18, 2009, 7:11 pm

    I love this idea! It would make me feel a little safer on my evening runs and bikes too!

  • kristin point February 18, 2009, 7:24 pm

    I got queasy looking at the picture of lindsey in the hospital!

    I’d love a roadID!

  • Dori February 18, 2009, 7:32 pm

    As a worker in the healthcare field, I cannot believe they wouldn’t treat Lindsay without her insurance information. I’m glad that she’s ok, and her story can serve to help others. It really is important to have fun but be safe at the same time. Thanks to you and Road ID for this awesome giveaway.

  • Amanda February 18, 2009, 7:55 pm

    I’m really glad that Lindsay ended up being okay. The Road ID sounds like a really good idea for anyone and everyone who spends a lot of time outside jogging, biking, etc. Thanks for sharing!

    amandajoy429@yahoo.com

  • Angie Eats Peace February 18, 2009, 8:05 pm

    Wow, amazing story.
    I would definitely like to enter.

    angelinalanderos at gmail.com

  • Alice February 18, 2009, 8:29 pm

    That is a intense story, it really makes me think about all of the times that I have been out walking or biking alone.
    A road ID definately makes sense.
    am_hamilton06@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous February 18, 2009, 8:40 pm

    Awesome! I’d love a free road ID!

    alainaharris@gmail.com

  • healthy ashley February 18, 2009, 8:48 pm

    Wow. What a story.. and what wonderful ways to keep us safe. My interest in a Road ID just went waaayyyy up!

  • Marathon Maritza February 18, 2009, 8:59 pm

    Wow, Caitlin, thank you for the very very important reminder.

  • Sarah107 February 18, 2009, 9:24 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I would love to use a Road ID for my long runs, hikes, and bike rides!

  • rosogirls February 18, 2009, 9:28 pm

    Scary story… Thanks for sharing.

  • Kelsey February 18, 2009, 10:00 pm

    Wow, I would have never thought of this! I have a heart condition so it’s probably especially important for me while runinng my miles. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

    kfr1@geneseo.edu

  • Laughing Lindsay February 18, 2009, 10:04 pm

    Um… GOOD POINT!
    I’m the lame one who thought my cell phone would suffice with all my info.
    This totally freaks me out. Good call bringing all of our attention to it. Thanks girl.

    laughinglindsay@hotmail.com

  • eatingbender February 18, 2009, 10:12 pm

    Wow, such an amazing story. Thank you to Caitlin and Lindsay for sharing it with all of us. I had never realized how truly important it is to have some form of ID with you.

    Thanks!

    eatingbender@gmail.com

  • TinaGirl February 18, 2009, 10:39 pm

    This has been on my list of must haves since I started running a year ago and still haven’t done it. I think its a must and hope that if anyone doesn’t win, they go out there and buy one of their own.

  • The Professional Vegan February 19, 2009, 6:28 am

    What a scary (and awful) story, especially regarding the hospital and insurance. I’ve been to the ER rather frequently in the past few years and the first thing the nurses ask for every time is insurance. It makes you feel not quite human.

  • Anonymous February 19, 2009, 7:07 am

    The Road ID would definitely make me feel safer while running through the streets of Brooklyn šŸ™‚

    -Melanie

  • Sarah W. February 19, 2009, 7:38 am

    wow – what a heartbreaking story!! its definately eye opening! I’d like a road ID! smart!
    webster dot sarahann at gmail dot com

  • kristen February 19, 2009, 8:02 am

    I’ve been looking around for something like this! I just signed up to train for a half-marathon and will be doing a lot of running in the future!

  • Wondering K February 19, 2009, 8:10 am

    I’ve been meaning to get one of these for ages, and now that I’m running much more again I know I need one! Even if I don’t win, Lindsay’s story has inspired me to order one šŸ™‚

  • Carrie H February 19, 2009, 8:38 am

    I’ve been meaning to get myself id for my runs. Sometimes I remember to carry my driver’s license, but not usually … Thanks, Caitlin. And good luck, Lindsay!

  • Adrianna February 19, 2009, 8:44 am

    really great post, and something i’ve never thought of! hope i win šŸ™‚

  • Paige February 19, 2009, 8:53 am

    That is an amazing story. Thanks for sharing!

  • The Running Yogini February 19, 2009, 9:53 am

    That was scary, but I’m glad she’s okay and back on her bike again.

  • Amelia (AC/DC: Highways to Health) February 19, 2009, 1:01 pm

    You’ve convinced me! If I don’t win I’m going to look into getting one of these soon. Just not worth the risk! Thanks for sharing this story. šŸ™‚

  • dana February 19, 2009, 4:42 pm

    Wow! What a story…I would love a road ID

  • Melissa February 19, 2009, 6:04 pm

    YIKES, scary stuff – thanks for sharing the story!! I definitely need to get one of these!

  • Molly February 19, 2009, 6:22 pm

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