Isnâ€™t this jogging stroller cute?!
Maybe Maggie could sit inside it?
Megan and I went to Track Shack to pick up our Half Marathon packets this afternoon. I used to never pick up my packet ahead of time, but I must admit itâ€™s been so much easier to have everything ready instead of running around the day of the race like a crazy woman.
I am really excited for this Half Marathon (itâ€™s on Saturday). I havenâ€™t run a Half Mary since last March!
I still look under my maiden name sometimes. :) I finally found my race number, under my â€œnewâ€ name. You think after a year I would be used to itâ€¦
And then I bought a few packs of Goo. In honor of the Responsible Spending Challenge, I only brought $10 cash into the store and left my credit cards in the car. I can â€“ and have â€“ spend hundreds of dollars in Track Shack.
After saying bye to Megan, I made lunch:
It was a simple lunch. I had stir fry Teriyaki tofu with brown rice.
And I tried the carrots + salsa combo! It was so good (and healthier than chipsâ€¦ although, not quite as tasty!).
On my 11.25-mile run yesterday, I wore a ShoeWallet on my sneaker.
ShoeWallet velcros onto your sneaker, and you can carry ID, credit cards, and car keys inside. I figured if ShoeWallet could withstand 2 hours of running, it was a quality product!
If you put the ShoeWallet on correctly (i.e. under as many laces as possible), you cannot even FEEL it on your shoe. I had my ID and key inside and didnâ€™t notice it at all!
Why carry ID while exercising, you may ask?
The CDCâ€™s National Center for Health Statistics reports that in the United States, over 1,000,000 people a year enter the ER unconscious or are otherwise unable to provide any information, such as:
- Who they are
- Who to contact
- Blood type
- Medical conditions
- Whether they have health insurance
It takes hospitals, on average, over 6 hours to find this information when a John or Jane Doe arrives at the hospital! As a result, hospitals waste time when they could be providing treatment.
Iâ€™m a HUGE proponent of wearing and/or carrying identification on your person while running. I typically wear RoadID; however, one reason I like ShoeWallet more is that you can carry other things besides IDâ€¦ like cash! I canâ€™t tell you how many times Iâ€™ve been on a run and wished I had a $1 or two to buy a drink or gummi bears.
Each ShoeWallet comes with a FREE ID card! So, if youâ€™re interested in buying yourself or a loved one a ShoeWallet for the holidays (cute stocking stuffer or a fun and unique ID tag for presents!), you can get 25% by entering the following coupon code: healthytippingpointgift. Score! Plus, free shipping when you buy two or more.
- Would I look ridiculous with a dachshund in a jogging stroller?
- Do you pick up race packets ahead of time?
- Do you carry ID when exercising outside?
- How awesome is it that there is a FREE beer garden following the Half Marathon? Yea, you heard me right! 🙂