Good morning! Aaaaahh… Crap Free Week is almost over (tomorrow is the last day). If you read the comments, you might have guessed CFW hasn’t been the most thrilling experience of my life. But I’ve learned a lot, which I’ll discuss on Friday morning.
I made an effort to make a fun yet CF breakfast.
The star was Sugar and Spice Oatmeal, which contains no added sugar, just natural fruit sugars. Yum!
The ‘sugar’ part was two chopped dates and 1 sliced banana, cooked into the oats at the end on the stovetop.
The ‘spice’ part included cloves, nutmeg, and cinnamon.
My oatmeal contained:
- 1/2 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 sliced banana
- 2 chopped dates
- 2 pinches of clove
- 2 pinches of nutmeg
- a dash of cinnamon
- Topping: Chopped pecans
This was a Crap Free breakfast worth repeating!
And hot lemon water….
I finally purchased a RoadID! As described on the RoadID website…
Road ID was created on the concept that active people should wear ID as part of their gear when participating in outdoor activities. It was started by a couple of guys who began to wonder "why in the heck don’t we have ID on us when we go out for a run or a ride?" We looked at our dogs, they had ID. But, if we had an unexpected accident, while running or cycling, we would be in bad shape – nobody would know who we were or who to contact. That freaked us out.
Road ID, is a Kentucky based company. The principle owners are Edward Wimmer and Mike Wimmer – a father and son team. "Road ID is our business – getting people to wear ID is our crusade." Everyday, people leave their homes without any form of identification. The only way to have identification with you all the time is to wear it. Wearing ID will ensure safety and peace of mind – for you and your loved ones.
RoadID comes in a variety of styles, including bracelets, anklets, shoe tags, and more. I decided to purchase the Dog Tag-style ID because (1) I think a necklace would be most comfortable and (2) I wanna be hardcore.
The front of my RoadID includes all my emergency contact info….
- Caitlin J. Blogger
- Kristien (the Husband) – 386-XXX-XXXX
- Mom – 865-XXX-XXX
- Organ Donor
- Pain is Temporary, Quitting is Forever (which is my mantra)
The back of my RoadID has a quote from one of my favorite running writers, John "The Penguin" Bingham (I feature his Q&A from Runner’s World on the blog a lot). It says….
- "The miracle isn’t that I finished… The miracle is that I had the courage to start."
If you run, bike, or hike outside by yourself, I recommend getting a RoadID or carrying some sort of identification! It’s always better to be safe than sorry. I’ve had my RoadID for about 1 month now and it definitely makes me feel more comfortable on long runs alone.
Do you carry ID when exercising outside?