It’s funny. I’ve been wanting to get this review/mention about Road ID up on the blog for a long time but have, frankly, been sidetracked with a lot of other things and it’s been lower down on the priority list (sorry, Road ID folks!).
But after publishing yesterday’s post about running (and travel) and how important it is to be tuned into your environment, several people contacted me about how much they love their Road ID paraphernalia, so I knew the time was perfect to talk about this essential item that I always run with.
Let me first wind back the clock.
I have an otherwise healthy friend who had a heart attack at 40 while running around Greenlake, a very popular three-mile walking/running/biking route in Seattle. Luckily for Dave, a nurse was nearby, recognized his sudden collapse and revived him (yay, Dave, so glad you’re still with us!).
Dave was hospitalized but the thing about it was that he lost his memory. He wasn’t carrying any ID with him so for probably a day or so, his roommate didn’t know where he was and he couldn’t tell anyone his name.
Though I only started running recently and this incident happened years ago, this stuck with me. Because of Dave, I’ve always been vigilant about carrying an ID with me during my runs.
Until Road ID, if I was in my own neighborhood, I just ran with my driver’s license. When I traveled, I took the hotel’s business card with me plus my license. When I’m staying with friends, family or at an AirBnB, I write down the name and address of the place where I’m staying and carry that with me. Now the Road ID bracelet has replaced my license. It has the added benefit of including emergency contact info in case someone needs to be reached.
I have the Wrist ID Slim but Road ID has a wide range of products that are great for runners, bikers and, yep, even travelers. 🙂
Their products come in lots of colors and styles so you can really customize it to how you like.
Now, I don’t walk out of the house (or hotel or family’s house) for a run without my Wrist ID.
Disclosure: Road ID provided this bracelet to me for review. Regardless, everything I have said in the post reflects my honest opinions.