Safety Day!

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Isn’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 it’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 (it’s on Saturday).  I haven’t run a Half Mary since last March! 


I still look under my maiden name sometimes.  :)  I finally found my race number, under my “new” name.  You think after a year I would be used to it…


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 – and have – 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 chips… although, not quite as tasty!).


Safety Day!


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!

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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 didn’t notice it at all!


Why carry ID while exercising, you may ask?


The CDC’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
  • Allergies
  • Medical conditions
  • Medications
  • 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.


I’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 ID… like cash!  I can’t tell you how many times I’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 you’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.


Some questions:


  • 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! 🙂


  • Jessica @ How Sweet It Is December 3, 2009, 12:24 pm

    I always carry ID when I exercise ALONE and outside!! I am a scaredy cat.

  • Estela @ Weekly Bite December 3, 2009, 12:27 pm

    I have that exact jogging stroller… but in black and tan! LOVE IT! Its a must have for any running mommy 🙂

    On my street there is a couple who adopts very old dogs and care for them until their time comes… they have a jogging stroller and red wagon for them. They stroll around the whole neighborhood.

  • Dori December 3, 2009, 12:29 pm

    What do you like better — SpiBelt or Shoe Wallet?

    Would I look ridiculous with a dachshund in a jogging stroller? Yes, but so what.
    Do you pick up race packets ahead of time? Always.
    Do you carry ID when exercising outside? RoadID.
    How awesome is it that there is a FREE beer garden following the Half Marathon? Yea, you heard me right! Very awesome.

    • Caitlin December 3, 2009, 12:34 pm

      hmm, i like the spibelts for carrying goo – mine gets really dirty and icky because i put the used wrappers back in the packs. so i would say… both 🙂

  • Lauren December 3, 2009, 12:30 pm

    Hi Caitlin – long time reader first time commenter 🙂

    I am totally with you on the Road ID. My mom got me one two years ago for Christmas and I’ve worn it running all over the place (and in two half-marathons!)

    I feel SO strongly about people carrying ID with them and the statistic you posted about John/Jane Does in the ER really hits home. This past August my Dad was out for an early morning walk on vacation when he had a heart attack. He had no identification on him (just an iPod) and when he hadn’t come home after two hours my Mom, panicked, called the police and found out that he had passed away. If he had had ID it might not have saved his life – he had severe heart disease – but it would definitely have ensured that we were contacted sooner.

    Bottom line – everyone please carry ID! (And please show your parents and family how much you love them, because life is so, so short.)


    • Caitlin December 3, 2009, 12:34 pm

      I’m sorry about your dad… thank you for sharing this.

    • alli December 3, 2009, 1:44 pm

      lauren, i am so sorry to hear about your loss. your story alone encourages me to wear id. i never do!

    • Anna December 3, 2009, 2:26 pm

      I’m sorry for your loss. I appreciate your willingness to share. My father is a heart patient (heart attack this past July) and as part of his recovery now goes on two to three long walks/hikes each day, frequently alone. Your story has motivated me to encourage him to take ID and pertinent health info about medication he’s taking with him in case anything happens.

    • Julie December 3, 2009, 3:16 pm

      Oh wow. I am so sorry for your loss. That is heart breaking.

  • Tiffany December 3, 2009, 12:31 pm

    The jogging stroller is adorable, another reason I look forward to being a mommy one day =)

    Ever since one of your posts a few month ago, regarding the woman hit by a bus while running, I bought a road ID. It is a shoe one and adheres much like the shoe wallet does.

    That shoe wallet seems great, I think I may have to get one!

  • Jen (Running With Cake) December 3, 2009, 12:38 pm

    Gotta love the goo! One thing I do for safety when running – at least when I’m away at meetings – is stick a business card in my pocket. This way, if something does happen to me, they know who I am and how to reach my company. And I don’t have to worry about losing my license or other ID card.

  • Katie December 3, 2009, 12:41 pm

    if i’m going to be far from my house i try to carry my cell phone with me (which is kind of annoying) so i can call for help if i’m conscious or whoever finds me can call my ICE (In Case of Emergency) numbers saved in my contact list…

    i recommenda making an ICE contact and including an emergency number there. i know not everyone knows about it, but maybe if we spread the word…

  • Chari December 3, 2009, 12:43 pm

    # Would I look ridiculous with a dachshund in a jogging stroller? — Absolutely not! I intend to take my little chi with me when I get him.

    # Do you pick up race packets ahead of time? YES! It’s so much easier and you don’t have to carry around all the other flotsam with you on race day.

    # Do you carry ID when exercising outside? Yes — I wear a RoadID; either the bracelet or the ankle one.

    # How awesome is it that there is a FREE beer garden following the Half Marathon? That is FABULOUS! Almost wish I had signed up for this one too!

  • Julia December 3, 2009, 12:44 pm

    That shoe wallet sounds like a great choice! I’ve had trouble finding something that I like and lately I’ve just been putting my ID in my sports bra. Sweaty drivers license = no fun, but it’s better than risking running without ID!

  • Mama Pea December 3, 2009, 12:44 pm

    We might not be friends anymore if you got a jogging stroller for your weiner dog. My in-laws (who you may know are not my most favorite people) have a bike trailer for their weiner dog, which they pull behind their tandem bicycle. Excuse me while I go throw up.

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries December 3, 2009, 12:45 pm

    I NEVER carry id when running outside–and it’s something I’ve always felt really paranoid about. I’ve always thought about getting the shoe wallet but I don’t know if I’d actually use it

  • Kara December 3, 2009, 12:47 pm

    Jogging stroller — is there something you’re not telling us?? 😉

    I always carry my driver’s license and debit card (and MetroCard!) with me when I run, usually in my SpiBelt. I try my best to pick up race packets in advance, but usually forget and get them the morning of!

  • Shannon (The Daily Balance) December 3, 2009, 12:50 pm

    I never carry ID when exercising — I know, very dumb. Should do something about that…

  • Sarah @ See Sarah Eat December 3, 2009, 12:52 pm

    I am jealous of Megan’s tank top since the high here today in KY is 40 degrees!

    I recently got a RoadID that I wear whenever I am running. I used to only use it when I was by myself but now I wear it all the time because it has all the info on it that even my running partner might not know.

  • FatFitnessFood December 3, 2009, 12:53 pm

    Wow definitely gonna go check out shoe wallett. Great idea.

  • Kathleen December 3, 2009, 12:54 pm

    Lol I think it would be adorable to see Maggie in the stroller! Then she can get out with you since you always say her legs are too short to go on long walks with you and J 🙂

    PS I have a 4lb chihuahua and I have been BEGGING the boyfriend to let me get a stroller like that so we can go on excursions…no dice…yet.

  • Allison December 3, 2009, 12:54 pm

    1. Not if you run in Celebration. When I lived there, I saw people with dogs in jogging strollers all the time!
    2. I have a RoadID on my Christmas list.
    3. I always pick up race packets ahead of time because I like to be prepared. I am a plan-ahead kind of person, I guess!

  • michelle December 3, 2009, 12:54 pm

    yes, yes, yes, and I love me some beer as post run fuel. 🙂
    good luck!!

  • stina December 3, 2009, 12:58 pm

    Now Caitlin, is buying a jogging stroller for your dog really responsible spending? 😉

    So far I’ve done one race where my packet was picked up before hand (a friend picked it up because she lives a block away) and one race where I picked my packet up on race day. I definitely prefer to pick-up my packet in advance. I have a 5K Saturday, and I’m going to try and pick up my packet after work on Friday.

    I never used to carry ID with my when I run because I don’t really have anything to carry it in, but recently I started putting my driver’s license in my iPod armband. I really should get a spibelt or shoe wallet especially since I’ve started running longer distances.

    One thing I do for safety though is plan my run in advance and map it out using’s fitness maps tool. I always leave the map up on my computer and tell my boyfriend where I’m going and about how long it should take me. That way if something where to happen, he would at least have an idea of where to go looking for me.

    I think I’m going to be adding a shoewallet to my Christmas list though!

  • Brie (The Fit Bride) December 3, 2009, 1:00 pm

    I love running with my dog! Not in a stroller, though.

    I really do need to stop being a cheapwad and get a RoadID. Is this a permissible exception to Responsible Spending Month?

  • Madeline @ GreensAndJeans December 3, 2009, 1:01 pm

    I have two RoadIDs, one for my bike shoes and one for my running shoes. I never go out without one!

  • Tania @ Moment Anew December 3, 2009, 1:04 pm

    I think Maggie in a stroller would be adorable. 🙂 And I think she’d really enjoy it!

  • Jessica December 3, 2009, 1:05 pm

    Ooohh your tofu stir-fry looks really good. Since I have some opened tofu, I’m going to make that for lunch 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Carolyn December 3, 2009, 1:08 pm

    Thanks, the shoewallet is going on my Christmas list!!

  • Mica December 3, 2009, 1:12 pm

    Haha, I love all these questions.

    You might look ridiculous pushing Maggie in a stroller, but it would DEFINITELY make my day to see such a spectacle. I also encourage you too look into one of these for biking. Hahaha:,6872.html

    I used to have a Road ID shoe wallet, but my key poked a hole in the bottom. Now I have the wrist band, and if I need to carry some cash, I’ll wear my iFitness belt. Yay, accessories!

  • megan December 3, 2009, 1:20 pm

    yes, yes, no (but I know I should!), and sometimes I really wish I liked beer 🙁

  • Jenna December 3, 2009, 1:20 pm

    You look like such a ‘mom’ behind that stroller lady! Around the lakes in Minnesota, people always walk/run with dogs inside jogging strollers. I am such a dog lover that I think it is adorable. But maybe that is just the dog lover in us? haha.

    Free beer garden? Does it get any better than that?

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance...after a 100+ POUND weight loss! December 3, 2009, 1:21 pm

    No your dog would look adorable in the strler.

    I always pick my race packet up ahead of time, just easier that way and I love going to TrackShack

    I haven’t carried an id, but think I should now after seeing your post!

    They do the beer garden after the IOA Corporate 5K Race too! =)

  • Britt - Runnerbelle December 3, 2009, 1:21 pm

    -Yeah… I’d skip the pooch in the baby jogger. 😉
    -I try to pick up my packet ahead of time, only because they tend to run out of the smaller shirts first! When will they learn to order more smalls??!!
    -I wear my Road ID all the time when I run. It definitely was helpful for my step-dad when he had a seizure running, they knew just who to call.
    -gotta love a race with BEER! we have a “Will Run for Beer” race series near us…. if you do so many of the races you get a jacket. First race is the Hangover Classic on New Years Day!

  • Andrea of Care to Eat December 3, 2009, 1:27 pm

    In Portland, almost every large race has a beer garden afterwards. Why do you think I started running?
    You’ve convinced me to get a shoe wallet. It will be good for casual biking in the Summer as well when carrying a purse while riding is not an option!

  • Erin December 3, 2009, 1:27 pm

    You should totally put the dog in the jogging stroller! How fun would that be? And it would prepare you for the future, right?

    If possible, I pick up my race packet ahead of time. However, now that I live in a much larger city and have a much longer commute, I don’t always have the time. So, I’ve gotten good at getting to the race earlier to pick it up and get settled.

    I wear my Road ID on my shoe when I run outside OR inside at the gym. What if I fell off the treadmill at the gym and hit my head or something? They might not know who I was right away! The address is wrong on my ID but the phone numbers are all accurate.

    I’ve run lots of races with free booze afterward, but only ever partaken once. Hopefully your beer garden has good beer!

  • Stephanie J December 3, 2009, 1:27 pm

    I’m so sick of my armband that I use to carry my stuff. It’s too bulky. Then again, I also carry my cell phone, just in case.

    That being said, I would totally go for the ShoeWallet and may or may not be adding it to my Christmas list right now… 😉

    I carry my drivers license, health insurance card, key, and cell when I run. I have no clue what my blood type is but I should really get a Road ID and know this information.

  • loreejo December 3, 2009, 1:28 pm

    thanks for the coupon code! it pushed me to go ahead and get those ordered!

  • Jessica (Mile High Jess) December 3, 2009, 1:28 pm

    # Would I look ridiculous with a dachshund in a jogging stroller? — I little bit. I think it’s strange when people have animals in strollers. They need exercise and have four legs for a reason.

    # Do you pick up race packets ahead of time? Always! It’s so much easier than doing it race day. I like to be as stress free as possible, having everything ahead of time helps with that a lot.

    # Do you carry ID when exercising outside? Yeppers. I have a RoadID bracelet, though I can’t find it right now. I also always put my license, insurance card and debit card in the zipper pocket on my skirt/pants.

    # How awesome is it that there is a FREE beer garden following the Half Marathon? Super awesome. Every race I’ve ever done has had beer at the end. So refreshing.

  • Lee December 3, 2009, 1:31 pm

    Road ID actually makes a shoe wallet type thing. Best of both worlds!

  • Paige (Running Around Normal) December 3, 2009, 1:39 pm

    I think I might ask for a road ID or shoe wallet for Christmas. You’re completely right in that they are completely necessary!

  • Emily Eats and Exercises December 3, 2009, 1:42 pm

    I just wanted to let you know that I made one of your tofu recipes yesterday. So good! Thanks for the influence.
    Good luck at the race – I can’t wait to read about all the details.

  • Caitlin December 3, 2009, 1:42 pm

    I’m glad you liked it!

  • Carrie H December 3, 2009, 1:43 pm

    My mom bought me a really nice running stroller last summer at a gargage sale and it is so cute! The thing is, we don’t have a baby and I think it totally freaked my husband out! 😉
    And — the beer garden — yes, totally awesome. My first half marathon ended at a brewery and there was free beer for runners and family. Anyway, I didn’t really hydrate well enough during the race but I HAD to drink that free beer — and I got SO sick and dehydrated for the rest of the day. But I tell ya, a microbrew wheat beer NEVER tasted as good. Moral: If you’re gonna drink the beer at the end of the race, drink LOTS of water during the race.

    • Carrie H December 3, 2009, 1:44 pm

      Oh, and p.s., I was totally drunk for about 15 minutes after that beer!

  • Melissa S. December 3, 2009, 1:44 pm

    Would I look ridiculous with a dachshund in a jogging stroller? i think you’d look great!
    Do you pick up race packets ahead of time? i always try to because morning of pickups have always been bad for me!
    Do you carry ID when exercising outside? roadiID always!
    How awesome is it that there is a FREE beer garden following the Half Marathon? totally awesome…there was free bear after the 1/2 marathon in san antonio too!

  • Cherie December 3, 2009, 1:49 pm

    I just wanted to leave a comment regarding the info in your running identification. As a health care provider that works in the Blood Bank of a Level I trauma center, don’t waste space on your ID listing your blood type. No hospital is going to trust that you are “A positive” just because it is listed on your ID. Everytime someone comes into the ER that requires a blood transfusion, their blood must be drawn for ABO/antibody screen testing. If there is no time for the lab to determine your blood type, you will be given type “O” emergency blood. The only suggestion I have is that if you know you have known blood group antibodies, that would be helpful to note on your ID (but again, if you are in a trauma situation emergency O blood will be given, if it means saving your life)

    • Brian Ouellette December 21, 2009, 10:30 pm

      Hey Cherie. Excellent point here! We have never brought that up for consideration. Makes sense though- Brian

  • Jenna December 3, 2009, 1:49 pm

    haha i love how you are so excited about the beer garden after the run!

  • RhodeyGirl December 3, 2009, 1:52 pm

    Put AWAY the stroller 😉

  • alli December 3, 2009, 1:53 pm

    *im laughing at how many people have seen dogs in strollers! i have yet to…
    *ive only participated in a couple of races and never picked up a pack beforehand, but i can totally see how helpful that would be!
    *i carry my phone, but after reading laurens story i am committed to carrying id from here on out!
    *i dont drink, so i guess i couldn’t care less about that 🙂

  • Bonnie December 3, 2009, 1:54 pm

    We had a Team in Training Georgia teammate who was a Jane Doe for 30 hours after being hit by a car one morning. The awesome nursing staff got her name off of her iPod serial number (they had to call Apple). CARRY ID PEOPLE!!!! I personally love my RoadID shoe tag. You can also get wristbands too.

    Oh, and I always go early to pick up my packet, and I’m practically allergic to alcohol, but I say enjoy yourself!

  • Brittney December 3, 2009, 2:02 pm

    That’s so funny about the beer garden! I don’t exercise outside so therefore, I have no ID on me when working out. Though I saw that someone mentioned what would happen if they fell of the tredmill at the gym and didn’t have ID on them, which is something to think about.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg December 3, 2009, 2:04 pm

    There’s an old man who walks on my running trail, and every time I see him, he’s walking three of his cats on leashes. So, you know, a daschund in a stroller won’t look any more ridiculous than that.

  • lisa December 3, 2009, 2:09 pm

    I definitely use a shoe wallet, unless I have a pocket in my running pants or a jacket. They’re so helpful! It’s definitely a good thing to have ID on you just in case. You never know what might happen! I thought about getting the roadID, they look great, but I use the shoe wallet so I don’t really feel the need to have a RoadID too (responsible spending ;))!

    Good luck on the half marathon! I used to catch myself looking under my maiden name for quite a while too! It does take a while to get used to!

  • Megan December 3, 2009, 2:14 pm

    Yes you’d look ridiculous with a dog in a jogging stroller. 🙂 Hey, you asked!
    Yes I pick up race packets ahead of time (esp if they have a good expo!).
    No I don’t have any type of Road ID but I need to get it. I do carry my phone though, so they could find someone with my info I guess.
    I’ve heard of some marathons that give out beer at some of the hydration stations. (barf!!!) But I’ve heard of alot that have free beer afterwards!

  • Anna December 3, 2009, 2:15 pm

    I changed my name when I got married three years ago and I STILL can’t find my name on a list. I’ve adjusted to just about everything else – saying my name, signing it, etc., but I always look at the wrong end of the list for my name… then I feel silly when someone else finds my name for me.
    I also second the ICE (In Case of Emergency) entry on your cell phone or iPod address book entry (since so many people carry ipods or other music devices with them when they exercise, it’s another handy place to have something like that). The shoe ID looks like a great idea.

  • Krista December 3, 2009, 2:16 pm

    I wonder why the Shoewallet isn’t sold in pink like yours? Oh well, still a great idea! I’m going to laminate a copy of my drivers license to put in it, otherwise I’ll forget my real DL in there and not have it in my purse when I need it.

    • Krista December 3, 2009, 2:17 pm

      Never mind I’m an idiot, LOL!

  • Lisa December 3, 2009, 2:34 pm

    Can I just say you have gorgeous hair?! That is all. 🙂

    Oh, and the shoe pouch looks pretty dang cool.

    • Caitlin December 3, 2009, 2:35 pm

      thank you 🙂

  • Lauren @ Eater not a runner December 3, 2009, 2:43 pm

    I don’t carry ID but I know I should :-/

  • Ali @ Food, Fitness, Fashion December 3, 2009, 3:08 pm

    I think you would be fine putting a dachshund in a stroller, I would 😉 I have a shoe wallet that I keep my license in when i run. I did it because of a post you did a year or so ago about a woman that ran without an ID and she got into a bad accident and no one knew who she was.

    Oh and I pick my packets up early if I am able to. I like having that taken care of well before the race.

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  • Julie December 3, 2009, 3:18 pm

    Would I look ridiculous with a dachshund in a jogging stroller? Maybe.

    Do you pick up race packets ahead of time? no

    Do you carry ID when exercising outside? I don’t exercise outside often and when I do, I don’t 🙁

    How awesome is it that there is a FREE beer garden following the Half Marathon? It is VERY awesome.

  • caronae December 3, 2009, 3:18 pm

    You might look a little ridiculous with a dog in a jogging stroller but I have seen people doing it in New York before! I just stick my ID in m bra when I run!

  • Anne Marie@ New Weigh of Life December 3, 2009, 3:27 pm

    I know what you mean about adjusting to your new married name. I’ve also been married for a little over a year and sometimes I make the same mistake you did!

  • Erin December 3, 2009, 3:29 pm

    I see a woman all the time who pushes her cat in a stroller (it’s contained on all sides) and, not going to lie, think it’s pretty weird. 😉

    I need to carry ID ESPECIALLY because I live in the city but… don’t. Bad me!

  • Jessica @ Jessica Balances December 3, 2009, 3:30 pm

    You MUST get the stroller for Maggie! It would be the cutest thing ever. However, some people might think strollers are meant for kids only… but what do they know?

  • Tracey@tropicalhappiness December 3, 2009, 3:34 pm

    Oooh, come to my corner of Florida… Doggy strollers are all the rage. I swear, you will see at least FIFTEEN at a time at the mall, no matter when you go. Or maybe a few doggies in those baby slings. Yes, it’s that bad! 😉

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie December 3, 2009, 3:38 pm

    Yay! Half Marathon! My running goal is to do one next summer. Good luck! Enjoy that beer sister, you’ll have earned!

  • Devon December 3, 2009, 3:50 pm

    Its been almost a year and I still look under my maiden name too. The other day I actually said it on the phone with a client. Whoops!

    Good luck at your half mary!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) December 3, 2009, 3:51 pm

    haha I would LOVE to see Maggie in the stroller – woudl be so cute – although I am sure you woudl get some funny looks hehe

    I am really bad when it comes to taking ID when I run. I was given a shoe wallet recently so I will definitely have to remember to use it!

  • Jenna H December 3, 2009, 4:04 pm

    yes you would look ridiculous, but so what?! OWN IT! (lady gaga does, but she’s a way odder (more odd?) bird. plus, you could rationalize the purchase by using it for your eventual children.

    and yes, the beer garden is $.

  • Traci December 3, 2009, 4:05 pm

    THANK YOU! Thanks for the reminder again about ID while running. I though about it during run run last night and still always forget it. I agree it’s so important! Thanks so much again.

  • Tay December 3, 2009, 4:05 pm

    I LOVE carrots & salsa. Especially cilantro-y salsa. Yum!!

  • Tyler December 3, 2009, 4:22 pm

    1. Haha. Yes, that’s ridiculous, but who cares? I would smile if I saw you with your dog in a stroller.
    2. I do pick up my race packet ahead of time…especially if there is a race expo! I love expos, and sometimes you can get free samples of Larabars, energy drinks, etc…one time i even got free oatmeal and coffee from Starbucks at a race expo!
    3. I do not carry an ID, but I guess I should…
    4. Free beer after a race is the most amazing thing I have ever heard!! Probably not good for muscle recovery, but whatever!!

  • Joelle (The Pancake Girl) December 3, 2009, 4:51 pm

    Safety first, seriously! The road is DANGEROUS, which I’ve learned firsthand recently.

  • Nicole, MS, RD, LD December 3, 2009, 4:54 pm

    I’ve strongly considered getting a jogging stroller for my bulldog.

    I don’t carry ID when I run outside and I always pick-up my race packet ahead of time. PowerGels are better than Gu, though, I must say!

  • Jess (What's Normal, Anyways?) December 3, 2009, 5:02 pm

    Running for beer? That is a concept I can get behind!

    I have mixed feelings on the stroller for Miss Maggie. I lived in WPB for 4 years, so I got used to people putting their dogs in doggie strollers, bags and even high chairs at restaurants (can’t make that one up folks- I used to serve this crazy old woman and her dog in a highchair once a week at one restaurant I worked at) but was always kind of repulsed by it.

    However, I love running with my dog (he’s 110 lbs with long legs, so he can handle it) so I understand why you would want to bring her. So do what your heart desires!

    Good luck with your 1/2!

  • Mrs. Myers @ Eat Move Write December 3, 2009, 5:08 pm

    I really think you should carry ID when exercising outside. I have thought about that so many times. What would happen if something happened and my husband didn’t know? It’s scary. I agree veggies and salsa are okay, but chips… ya… not quite the same.

  • Jolene ( December 3, 2009, 5:25 pm

    Soooooo … you are looking at strollers 😉 I have a different idea for who could sit in it. Starts with B and ends with aby.

  • Wendy December 3, 2009, 6:32 pm

    Um, yes (FYI, running with a stroller is harder than it looks! Totally messes with your form.), yes, yes, and totally awesome!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes) December 3, 2009, 7:36 pm

    Not going to lie and say I haven’t thought about putting our dogs in a jogging stroller we got at a yard sale. Its a joke with us but we wouldn’t really do it.

    I don’t always take ID with me. I know I should but I don’t have a good way to carry it. I need to get something like this. But I always tell Hunni where I’m running so if I don’t come back in a reasonable amount of time he can come looking for me.

  • Amanda @ Cakes and Ale December 3, 2009, 7:43 pm

    Beer gardens are always an awesome, good thing! That is something I know fore sure!

  • Catherine December 3, 2009, 7:55 pm

    The little wallet is also great because you can carry your car or house key. It’s very easy to lose a key if you lace it on your shoe and might be annoying in a pocket.

    I don’t carry an ID, but my iPod nano that I always have with me has my name + email address engraved on it. I wonder if that’d help me out, since someone might steal it or they might not think to look at it.

  • Lindsay December 3, 2009, 8:08 pm

    You’ve inspired me to give tofu another try tonight. It always looks good when you make it… wanna come back to Pittsburgh and cook for me? 🙂
    Also, a shoe wallet has now been added to my Christmas wish list.

  • Danielle December 3, 2009, 8:09 pm

    I typically pick up my race packet before a race. After a race Thanksgiving day where we waited to register and pick up everything I swear that I’ll ALWAYS try to pick stuff up before hand!

  • Kath December 3, 2009, 8:19 pm

    You look SO GOOD in that stroller shot!

  • Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama December 3, 2009, 8:35 pm

    BOB strollers are the best!

  • Diana (Mymarblerye) December 3, 2009, 9:34 pm

    I think those shoe wallet things are a fabulous idea. I’m sick of having my hands full while attempting to finish my one miler. 😛 BTW if you keep posing with your stroller…your hubby might get that baby itch.

  • SweetiePotato December 3, 2009, 10:35 pm

    I DON’t carry ID while exercising outside.. but you’ve really made me think twice about it. Especically since I don’t live in the same town as family…

  • Selina December 4, 2009, 2:23 am

    Hi Caitlin- Thank you for reminding us the importance of safety! I really want to get some RoadID, but when I entered the code, it said: ERROR: This Coupon Number does not exist in our database. Help?! Thank you!

    • Caitlin December 4, 2009, 8:00 am

      hmmm. i have emailed the company founder and asked. one of us will get back to you!

  • Jordan @ Salt Sweat Sugar December 4, 2009, 8:36 am

    I’ve never thought about carrying ID, but now I will because you just paranoid the shit outta me =]

  • J.B. December 18, 2009, 8:50 pm

    I know this is a bit delayed…but did you ever get an answer back about the promotion code? I’m going to get one for my mom for christmas!

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