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This weekend, my friend Ashley was in a serious bike crash.  She was headed down a hill at 25 MPH, hit a patch of gravel, and crashed.  Luckily, she was wearing her helmet, but she still suffered a concussion, a broken pelvis that required immediate surgery, and major road rash. 

healthy ashley bike accident (source)

I’ve ridden many times with Ashley – we even did a Metric Century together and recently did an Olympic triathlon together – and she is a experienced rider.  In fact, my dad, who is also a long-time cyclist, has ridden with Ashley and I before and pretty much confessed he wanted to adopt her because she was such an amazing cyclist. 


When Ashley crashed, she wasn’t carrying any identification.  She couldn’t tell the paramedics her name or where she lived.  Thankfully, she did have her cell phone, and the first responders were able to figure out how to get in touch with her husband.  He arrived shortly after she was transported to intensive care.


I head out on runs all the time without ID.  I’m too confident that it will ‘never happen to me.’  But guess what?  It happens all the time.  Ashley’s accident could’ve happened to anyone in any way – not just cyclists, but runners, too. 


Ironically, I just bought a new Road ID and am recommitting to wearing it for every single outdoor workout.  It’s got my name, the Husband and my mother’s phone numbers, and my organ donor status.  Carrying ID won’t prevent an accident, but it will help first responders greatly.


Head over to Ashley’s blog and wish her well.  She’ll be on bed rest and unable to work for several weeks, if not months.


And now…


Back to “How long can they survive without a post-vacation grocery run?”


A short while ago, in a fridge so bare and empty…

It is a period of mild hunger and desperation.

Rebel Caitlin, who doesn’t want to go grocery shopping,

has won the third victory against the pantry and created a delicious breakfast.


Savory oatmeal, worthy of a light saber celebration!


If you’ve never had savory oats – well, you’re missing out.  Oatmeal doesn’t have to be sweet.  Eggs and cheese taste amazing with oats.


Savory Oatmeal


Ingredients (for 1 serving):


  • 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • Sundried tomato slices for garnish




  • In a stovetop pot, combine oats, milk, and water.  Turn to medium heat and let simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in frying pan, scramble the eggs.
  • Once most of the liquid has cooked off the oatmeal, stir in frozen peas and goat cheese.  Turn heat to low and let stand for 3 more minutes, or until peas cook.
  • Mix in eggs, plate, and top with tomatoes.


Happy Monday!  Be safe!



  • jamie @ cueyourlife September 12, 2011, 11:13 am

    My fridge look exactly the same! Ahh! Todays lunch is a hodge-podge of left over side dishes…that I hope are still good…and some hummus. I’m hoping some sort of chef inspiration will hit me by lunch time!

    I’m glad your friend is ok. I only recently stuck a business card with personal numbers on the back in my bike pack. You never know! Great job with the road id.

    Happy Monday!

  • Elizabeth @ reads recipes runs September 12, 2011, 11:22 am

    I hpoe your friend is feeling better sooooon! That’s scary. And you are so right, the other day I tripped on a run, NBD, but it got me thinking about how much worse it would be. That’s one of the reasons I have my husband in my phone as Husband Name Here, no questions about who he is!

    Those oats look great! I’ve never had savory oats, but I think it;s time to give it a try.

  • Celia September 12, 2011, 11:30 am

    Best wishes for your friend to get better! That is scary! I have a road ID but rarely wear it. This post is making me think I need to get better about that!

  • Khushboo September 12, 2011, 11:32 am

    Wow that’s so scary about your friend! I also have that silly ‘it won’t happen to me’ mindset. This post has been very eye-opening.

    Love savoury oatmeal especially with cheddar!

  • Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 12, 2011, 11:35 am

    Hope Ashley gets better soon!

    This is a great reminder Caitlin – I’m guilty of this.

  • deva (voracious vorilee) September 12, 2011, 11:35 am

    I am heading over to Ashley’s blog soon!! I just bought a road ID recently and am so thrilled with it. I was actually really surprised to find out that the company is semi-local to me :-).

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:51 pm

      What kind of Road ID did you get? The bracelet or the necklace?

      • Deva (Voracious Vorilee) September 12, 2011, 10:10 pm

        Bracelet :-). It’s purple. I liked the necklace but I don’t like wearing necklaces when i run – they bounce too much, even tucked under my shirt 🙂

  • Trainer Kjirsten @ Balanced Healthy Life September 12, 2011, 11:36 am

    I’m so happy Ashley is okay, what a scary thing to happen! I am glad you talked about road ids. More people need to get them and wear them!

  • katie @ KatieDid September 12, 2011, 11:36 am

    I’m just like you, I put off going grocery shopping for way too long but sometimes surprise myself with that I can throw together. I just got back from shopping though and I happened to pick up some steel cut oats and sundried tomatoes. I really want to give savory oats a try because I much prefer savory breakfasts!

  • Cindy September 12, 2011, 11:38 am

    That is so scary! I am glad she is going to be ok. I need to get one of those Roadid’s once I have a job as all of my workouts are outdoor ones now.

    Our fridge is sad too. 🙁

  • Samantha @ Health, Happiness & Skinny Jeans September 12, 2011, 11:40 am

    Ashely’s story has inspired me to get a road ID for myself. I know my BF worries and I think it would make him feel better knowing that, if needed, someone could contact him in an emergancy.

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:52 pm

      Glad you got one!

  • kristen September 12, 2011, 11:40 am

    hope your friend gets to go home soon- how scary!

  • Carrie C. in VA September 12, 2011, 11:44 am

    i even wear my road id when swimming laps – an emergency can happen anywhere and anytime. and i don’t carry my wallet with myID into the pool!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:54 pm

      Gooood point!

  • Eliza September 12, 2011, 11:47 am

    I just this second ordered my own RoadID. Thanks for motivating me to do that Caitlin! I’m so sorry about Ashley’s accident! What a scare (not to mention a serious pain to recover from). Good thing she’s got friends like you!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:55 pm

      I am glad you got one Eliza!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen September 12, 2011, 11:48 am

    Nice job on the 3rd fridge victory! I’m not against savory oats, I’ve just never tried them. I keep meaning to, it just doesn’t happen for some reason.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat September 12, 2011, 11:51 am

    Oh no, I’m so sorry to hear about Ashley’s crash! ID is not something I really think to bring with me on runs, but I’m definitely going to re-think that one! Thanks for the reminder Caitlin 🙂

  • Johanna B September 12, 2011, 11:51 am

    Have been in touch with Ashley. I recently ordered a Road ID bracelet because things like that do happen to real people and I’m a real person. It hasn’t come yet but this weekend I carried my state ID with me when I went out for a walk. I will never go out without one again. Pray for Ashley’s recovery guys! Thanks.

  • Gina September 12, 2011, 11:56 am

    Just ordered myself a Road ID, thanks for the inspiration and wishing a speedy recovery to Ashley!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:55 pm

      Thanks girl! I’m glad you ordered one!

  • Holly @ The Runny Egg September 12, 2011, 11:56 am

    Getting a Road ID has always been something I want to do but I never have. I too think “it will never happen to me” — and yes I keep my phone on me but you need a password to access anything on there! Scary to think about.

  • Jessica @ Jess Go Bananas September 12, 2011, 11:57 am

    Great post! I am glad that everything turned out ok – and I hope your friend has a quick bounce back! 🙂
    I love me some savory oats!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 12, 2011, 11:59 am

    I don’t know if I could handle savory oats……but I might try it! 😉

    Feel better soon Ashley!!

    • Shelly September 12, 2011, 1:43 pm

      When I first tried savory oats, I knew I wouldn’t be able to eat it if I thought of it as oatmeal- so I walked around the kitchen preparing and and telling myself that it was *porridge* which got me over my inital reaction to the thought- it really is good. The key is that it must have cheese on it. I also love it with salsa, avocado, green onion, and a sunny side up egg!

      • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:56 pm

        That mix sounds good!

  • Sana September 12, 2011, 11:59 am

    I carry too much Id in case something happens to me and I have lost my insurance and debit cards on a run #paranoidrunner

  • Casey @ Pocket Full of Sunshine September 12, 2011, 12:02 pm

    Thank you so much for the reminder, Caitlin. It’s SO important to make safety a top priority. I’m getting a road ID ASAP!

  • Marisa E September 12, 2011, 12:04 pm

    I read about Ashley’s accident last night (via Meghann’s blog)….soooooo scary!!! I have never run with ID and sometimes even without my phone. Anything can happen at anytime and I do tend to forget that. I’m gonna look into getting some RoadID for myself.

  • Eve September 12, 2011, 12:07 pm

    Ugh, I am awful about carrying ID when I go out, and I never carry it when I run. Definitely something I should commit to! Hopefully Ashley heals quickly – that sounds like a gruesome fracture. 🙁

  • Mia September 12, 2011, 12:08 pm

    What happened to Ashley is indeed very scary. She is incredibly lucky that somebody found her and called 911, it could have ended up much worse.
    I always carry an ID and a credit card with me, just in case something happens.

  • Megan September 12, 2011, 12:15 pm

    I love the Hunger Games reference. You inspired me to read the books and I loved the whole series. I was even reading before work and on my lunch breaks, which is so not like me!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:56 pm

      Yay HG is the best. I’m rereading the first.

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) September 12, 2011, 12:16 pm

    I got my Road ID last year and don’t run outside without it! You just never know what can happen out there.

  • Brooke @ Tales of a Bride-To-Be September 12, 2011, 12:16 pm

    That is very scary! I never have anything on me except my iPhone and that isn’t enough to know who I am. An ID bracelet is starting to sound like an awesome idea! That picture of Ashley and her pelvis pin looks brutal, hope she heals quickly!

  • Chelsea September 12, 2011, 12:20 pm

    I can’t go longer than two weeks without grocery shopping. After that I feel like all my best foods are gone and I can’t cook with anything super fun lol.

    Poor thing though 🙁 That really makes me want to get a road ID because I workout/run outside so much.

  • Debbie September 12, 2011, 12:21 pm

    I became totally committed to my Road ID a couple years ago after riding with someone who crashed. We were a group of “biking friends,” and therefore didn’t know phone numbers, relatives, etc. Fortunately, the cyclist was carrying a drivers’ license, so the paramedics/medical personnel were able to figure it out, but it was a real reminder how important it is to carry ID. The Road ID is so great because it has your medical information as well, so in an emergency there is no delay.

    I hope your friend feels better soon. I’m sure one of the hardest parts for her will be not being able to ride for a while.

  • Kaci September 12, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Oh man so scary!! I fear that every time my hubs goes for a bike ride, which I’m sure he did when I went too. UGH! I’ll go over there and leave her a comment.

    I need to go grocery shopping too. =) XOXO

  • Laine September 12, 2011, 12:45 pm

    I always have my ID on me with emergency phone numbers. I’m a preparedness nerd!

    I’m also a lawyer so I wonder if Ashley (and you, and everyone over the age of 18) has signed health care proxies/powers of attorney, etc. so that if you aren’t conscious someone has the legal authority to make health care decisions for you, could manage your finances (pay rent, credit card bills, etc) for you if you were unconscious or in the hospital for a period of time….

    I have a paper file called “The Truck File” (to be used in the event I’m hit by a truck) that has all my legal paperwork in it.

    Don’t forget these very important documents, in addition to the Road ID, helmet, cell phone, etc.

    • Nathalie September 12, 2011, 4:32 pm

      Hi Laine, thanks for being a preparedness nerd 🙂 I think the ‘Truck File’ idea is great and I will set one up. You’re so right that it is important to be prepared, I think we tend to procrastinate on these issues because they are uncomfortable to think about…

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:57 pm

      Does your spouse have automatic power of attorney???

      • Laine September 13, 2011, 6:34 am

        No! After you turn 18 no one has automatic authority to get medical information about you, make medical decisions for you or handle finances/property for you. You need to actually sign legal documents to give that authority to someone.

        Most states have a form you can download for free for the health care piece. Google “[your state] health care proxy or power of attorney.” The financial power of attorney should be prepared by a lawyer, since the ones from the internet are generally not that great, and I’ve seen ones that don’t actually work when someone needs them.

        And then there’s the guardianship nominations for children…

        Want a guest post? “Legal Issues for Biking/Running/Flying/Swimming/Baby-making Bloggers.”

  • Sonia (the Mexigarian) September 12, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I really should get a road Id as well . Especially now that it’s darker on morning runs and getting darker in the evening. That and make sure my husband’s name is listed as the Husband.

    Keeping Ashley in my thoughts.

  • AndreaClaire September 12, 2011, 12:48 pm

    I hope Ashley gets better quickly (but don’t rush concussions, I know people who have… never good!) and is back out running again.

    A tip from my friend who’s a paramedic: if you have a cell phone (and who doesn’t these days), list a phone number as ICE (In Case of Emergency) so if something like this happens, the first responders can search your contacts and reach the appropriate people.

  • Becky September 12, 2011, 12:52 pm

    I love my Road ID and am practically OCD about wearing it. It’s funny, but my hubby and I call them our “splat guards.” They are our imaginary insurance against anything bad happening – The day I don’t wear it will be the day something happens (Murphy’s Law!). I guess this is why I’ve become OCD! ha

    Hope Ashley feels better soon! (thank goodness she had her phone!)

  • Amber K September 12, 2011, 12:52 pm

    How scary! Glad she’s alright for the most part, but what a horrible ordeal. I don’t think I have ever even though to take my ID with me if I go for a walk outside. In fact, I rarely even talk my cell phone with me because I hate having extra stuff to carry. (Plus it used to fall out of my pocket a lot when I would get crazy and feel like jogging). I love the idea of a RoadID bracelet, then I wouldn’t have to worry about keeping anything extra in my pockets while keeping myself safer.

  • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count September 12, 2011, 1:05 pm

    So glad your friend is okay!

    My mom actually made her own road ID. She went to PetSmart and made a dog tag with her name and emergency contact person and tied it onto her shoelace. Cheap and effective!
    I don’t have one, but I really need to get one…you just never know what could happen!

  • Jen September 12, 2011, 1:18 pm

    Oh man, I broke my pelvis when I was 18 in 6 spots…she is in for a long recovery. I have two pins in it now holding it together and had an extrenal brace on for 6 weeks. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

    I also have a roadid and one for my 4 year old when we are out and about. Having allergies and being 0- it is important for first responders to know.

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:58 pm

      Ugh I am so sorry about your pelvis!

  • AmandaonMaui September 12, 2011, 1:22 pm

    Good healing wishes to your friend. Even the best athletes can have a bad day. Oh, and savory oatmeal is delicious.

  • Cait @ Beyond Bananas September 12, 2011, 1:23 pm

    Ooh goodness! Biking kind of scares me. Especially going down hills. I road on vacation and forgot how much speed you can pick up down hills! Wishing a speedy recovery to your friend!

  • Brittney September 12, 2011, 1:29 pm

    I’m guilty of running and biking without a road ID. I really need to get one…

  • Meghan @ carmanclan September 12, 2011, 1:30 pm

    I love Road ID, I actually gave my friend one as a gift for being a reader in our wedding, and had them sponsor our 5k I put on at work. They gave 10 gift certificates for Road Id’s!

  • Shelly September 12, 2011, 1:39 pm

    I definitely had a “what if” kind of thought today. I tend to be really lackadaisical about ID on my short runs (anything under 6 miles- althought they’ve all been short runs this summer) and I headed out today with nothing but my house keys. The only person who even knew I was running was my boss who is literally thousands of miles away (I work remotely).
    I’d been planning to run on some trails near my house but decided to switch to a route with more people around just b/c it ocurred to me that if I hurt myself (and there are definitely trippably roots on parts of the trail I like, even though it’s an easy run) I wouldn’t be able to call anyone.
    It’s worth it to put on my spibelt and carry my ID and phone with me.

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 9:59 pm

      Be safe!! So right.

  • Leanne (Bride to Mrs,) September 12, 2011, 1:51 pm

    In the last month or so, I keep hearing stories like this or similar (finding out my hubby’s coworkers wife has terminal cancer was a huge wake up call to me) and each story keeps sending me this one message —> Life is not promised to you, so enjoy each day you get!

    We never know what will happen, or what will happen to the ones we love. I’m trying my best to *get* this lesson and live my life the best I can.

    It’s never a waste to let the ones who you love know how much you love them… it’s never a waste to be patient during a frustrating circumstance… I try my best to be grateful and appreciative of what I have now instead of constantly “wanting” something else.

    Ashley is in my prayers… I hope she has a speedy recovery.

  • Nadine September 12, 2011, 1:52 pm

    Best wishes to Ashley for a speedy recovery!

    I just ordered a road id. I go out with just my car key all the time….not a good idea. I’ll be safer now. I bet Road ID is wondering where all this traffic is coming from!

  • Errign September 12, 2011, 2:00 pm

    I’m like you Caitlin & never carried ID. Ashley & I were even talking about that on our last run together & I had mentioned I’d gotten a RoadID, but now I’m super committed to wearing it!

  • Jen September 12, 2011, 2:11 pm

    So glad to hear that your friend is okay. Thank you for this post; I need to remember to bring ID with me when I run, and this also reminds me that I need to urge my boyfriend to get a helmet for his bike. I’m usually very cautious and tend to prepare for the worst case scenario, but carrying ID is something that I overlook so often.

  • Amanda @ AmandaRunsNY September 12, 2011, 2:12 pm

    I actually dont run with a road i.d. but always run with my credit card. Adding contact information would be very helpful. Or purchasing a road I.D.

  • B n B September 12, 2011, 2:22 pm

    She fractured her pelvis! How is she now? That’s going to require rehab no? Yeah, you know I don’t carry anything on me, even just out for a walk. Which is bad if your somewhere secluded. I should at least write my name and info on a scrap of paper and tuck it in my pocket…

    • B n B September 12, 2011, 2:25 pm

      P.S does anyone else have trouble commenting at times? I get a ‘page not found’ come up. When is the new website anyways?!

      • Errign September 12, 2011, 4:35 pm

        She’s updating on & twitter!

        • B n B September 12, 2011, 4:56 pm

          Thanks. I don’t usually have that much technology going at once and step away after commenting 🙂

      • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 10:01 pm

        My site has been sluggish lately – I am working on it!

        • B n B September 12, 2011, 10:30 pm

          No worries. I still read anyways. Either way – it’s nicer than mine hah!

  • Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 12, 2011, 2:24 pm

    this is the second savory oats recipe I’ve seen this week – I’m definitely going to have to try it out when it gets cold! I can’t imagine not going to the grocery store – I’d die without bananas!

  • Lindsay @ Schnoodle Soup September 12, 2011, 2:24 pm

    Road IDs are so important. I’m glad you recently got one. Now if only I’d listend to my own advice. Actually didn’t know this about Ashley – off to wish her a speedy recovery now!

  • Laura @ prettylittlewords September 12, 2011, 2:28 pm

    I’ve always been curious to try savory oats, but I’m kinda freaked out by the idea still!!! :/

    Great thoughts on a Road ID! Wishing her luck on her recovery!

  • Kelly September 12, 2011, 2:29 pm

    I recently got my own Road ID and just wear it all the time. I figured accidents can happen whether I’m cycling or just walking down the street. It was the best $20 I ever spent! I think this might be my Christmas gift to my family and friends.

  • Lindsey September 12, 2011, 2:33 pm

    I think those bracelets are a great idea and very important, I must find one now!

  • Hillary September 12, 2011, 2:43 pm

    I’ve been reading about Ashley’s story these last few days, and I think it’s convinced me to get a Road ID. It’s terrifying to think about, but you really never know what could happen. Thanks for the reminder.

  • mi-an d. September 12, 2011, 2:44 pm

    Ashley’s blog was the first blog I ever read… 🙁 I’ll keep her in my prayers. also, i actually made savory eggy oatmeal last week and it was so yummy!!

  • Shannon September 12, 2011, 2:54 pm

    Oh that’s a scary accident…

    Thanks for the link to the bracelet, I think I might get one for myself. I recently had a sudden onset headache while out with my trainer. I was with someone and I could remember my name, but neither of us had a phone and I didn’t know my husband’s work number and his cell phone was off. Luckily once the paramedics got me to the hospital, my trainer was able to reach one of my sisters who in a roundabout way got in touch with my husband…it was scary not knowing how to reach him. I can’t imagine how scary it would have been if I couldn’t tell them who I was…

    My trainer always keeps her phone with her when she’s with clients now, just in case. It’s a good thing too, she’s now had to call an ambulance for me twice…

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin September 12, 2011, 3:02 pm

    Oh no, poor Ashley! 🙁 I’m wishing her a speedy recovery!

    I’ve never had the urge to try savory oatmeal… but you make it look good! I think it’s the goat cheese that makes it a winner!

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 12, 2011, 3:04 pm

    My heart goes out to Ashley!

    Off to her blog to comment…

    I used to wear a Road ID about 10 yrs ago but havent lately. Must change that.

  • Rachel September 12, 2011, 3:26 pm

    I do hope your friend heals quickly… that sounds like quite a mess of an accident!

    If I may add my two cents on carrying ID: PLEASE DO IT!!! I am a paramedic and it is very frustrating (and dangerous) when we pick up a patient with no ability to obtain demographics or medical history…. We don’t know if we’re going to end up giving you a medication that you are allergic to or if you have a fake eye (yes, it has happened) unless something tells us. If we have a name/SSN, the hospital can usually look up some of your information to contact family. While I know a lot of people talk about the ICE on your phone, I’ve never looked on a person’s phone or seen anyone do it… I’m not saying don’t do it, but please have something a little more obvious: RoadID, license, even just a piece of paper with your name, DOB, med hx, etc. We’re going to be way more focused on treating you than scrolling through your phone.

    On a more pleasant note, I <3 savory oatmeal! I make mine with nutritional yeast and tomato sauce… tastes just like pizza! Yummy!

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 10:01 pm

      Thank you so much for this comment Rachel!

  • Mary @ Bites and Bliss September 12, 2011, 3:52 pm

    That’s a really, really good idea. Heading over to Road ID right now!
    Good to hear Ashley’s ok. That’s really scary! :S

  • Jeni @hippie wild mama September 12, 2011, 4:10 pm

    oh, man! that is scary. wow! thanks for sharing p.s: i’m talking about Ashley, not your fridge

  • Crystal September 12, 2011, 4:15 pm

    a really inexpensive alternative to a Road ID is to go to a pet store and make a dog tag with your info. you can easily lace it into and place it under your shoe laces, although if you wear cycle shoes this wouldn’t really work!

  • Nathalie September 12, 2011, 4:28 pm

    Such a nasty accident- poor Ashley, I hope she will heal quickly!
    Thanks for the ID reminder, I will order a RoadID immediately! I have ICE contacts in my phone, but I don’t always take it on short runs (doh…), so RoadID is a perfect solution- who is to say that my phone won’t be smashed up should the worst happen anyway?! Scary. I always tell my bf where I am going and how long I will be gone for approximately as well; so he would come and look for me.

  • Jen September 12, 2011, 4:28 pm

    I’m glad Ashley is okay! Wearing a Road ID is a smart idea. It’s so easy to think we’re immune to accidents, but nobody is!

    I love scrambled eggs with rice, but I always stray away from savory oats! I don’t know why, because yours look yuuummy! And oats cook so quickly, which makes them perfect for spontaneous meals.

    By the way, I’ve been meaning to ask you if you feel any different since trying to cut back on gluten. I remember reading the post about your sensitivity, and I know you’ve been switching to GF breads and such. You should give us an update on how that’s going! Being a gluten-free eater myself, I’m curious! I’m sure you probably have a lot of other GF readers too.

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 10:02 pm

      Yes I have definitely noticed a different. When am I really good about avoiding gluten for a week or so, my digestion is SO MUCH better. I’m destroyed after this weekend.

  • Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers September 12, 2011, 4:40 pm

    Poor thing! I keep saying I need to run with some sort of ID, but I never actually get around to it. Pathetic. Hopefully this will get my butt in gear and force me to carry something!

  • Tracy @ Tracy's Treats September 12, 2011, 5:19 pm

    Oh my goodness that is so scary and I’m glad that nothing worse happened. Hoping for a speedy recovery for Ashley!

  • nancy September 12, 2011, 7:00 pm

    Because of this post today, I went out to and ordered my bracelet. My husband and kids gave me a giftcard months ago and I just never took the time to sit down and do it. I would have a fit if my husband went anywhere without his Medic Alert but did not think the same rules applied to me. Thank you for a wake up call. 🙂

    • Caitlin September 12, 2011, 10:03 pm

      So glad you got one 🙂 Be safe!

  • CheezyK September 12, 2011, 7:55 pm

    I’m on the other end of the vacation fridge situation at the moment – trying to avoid another shopping run before we go away. Necessity certainly is the mother of invention! 🙂
    Off to wish Ashley all the best …

  • Delia September 12, 2011, 8:26 pm

    I love eggs, and I love oatmeal, so your recipe sounds delish! When I’m at a race that I have to drive to, I have my wallet with me just because I needed my license to get there in the first place. I always carry my cell phone though. You never know if there’s going to be an emergency. It doesn’t make sense to me why running shorts/pants have such small pockets, if any. There is so much stuff I want to carry with me!

  • Stephanie September 12, 2011, 9:27 pm

    That road id is so smart! My husband always tells me to carry ID. I rarely do. Thanks for sharing.

  • BroccoliHut September 12, 2011, 9:38 pm

    What a delicious batch of savory oats! Must try it ASAP!

  • Dean September 12, 2011, 10:56 pm

    Very scary to read about her accident. I hope her recovery isn’t too long or painful.

    I had a cheaper id type bracelet and it rubbed off quickly, but I’ve finally replaced it with the Road ID slim and plan to wear it throughout my training for 6 upcoming half marathons. Eeek! I pretty much just leave it on all the time. Especially since I go out on lunchtime training runs and no one really knows my route in those situations.

  • Liz September 13, 2011, 12:49 am

    I heard about her accident over on Meals & Miles yesterday and immediately went to wish her well! So glad that even though it was a bad accident, she will be OK – thank God for helmets!!

  • Carol September 13, 2011, 12:55 am

    I like my RoadID so much, I don’t even bother to take it off. It’s just part of my daily attire. Ordered one for my mother (she has Alzheimer’s) and while she doesn’t “wander”, I figured better safe than sorry! I think I got the link from your blog ages ago, and they were more than happy to ship multiple orders to me here in Canada.

  • Carol September 13, 2011, 12:56 am

    And tell Ashley to get better!

  • Mahealani @ Pu`uhonua September 13, 2011, 1:04 pm

    So sorry about Ashley but I am so glad to see that you’re a Road ID fan too! I have two, the good ‘ole original velcro wristband and the slim version. I have never had to use it, but I wear them religiously.

    Since I just bought my slim I actually have three $1 off coupons!!! Here are the codes if anyone wants to use it at checkout to get $1 off of any $10 Road ID purchase: TAFHYHDEHJ, TAFHYHEB5G, TAFHYHF9EB.

  • Jolene ( September 14, 2011, 12:21 am

    So sorry to hear about Ashley’s accident – that is terrible 🙁 I hope she is doing okay.

  • Sophie @ threetimesf September 14, 2011, 2:48 am

    That’s so true – a sad but good reminder that it could always happen to you.

  • Janelle September 15, 2011, 2:34 pm

    I am SO glad you got a new RoadID! If anyone’s concerned about “remembering” to wear a RoadID, they also make a shoe ID to keep on your shoe at all times (mostly for runners, obviously). That’s what I have and love it!

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