Who is a Nervous Nelly (like I am) when it comes to safety?
When I first started running longer distances, I always carried my license (and keys, GU, phone, iPod) in either my pockets or pouch and then spent the rest of the run wondering if I was going to lose my license when I grabbed a GU. I had visions of my license flying out, into the river, and then a tragic accident befalling me as I scrambled after my license. How would anyone know who I was? How would they notify my husband that I had a very overactive imagination?
Or worse, what if something actually happened to me?
Thankfully, my running coach Brandi, and running partner Sarah, saw me silently freaking out during a run one day (until I tracked down my license) and asked what, exactly, I was doing.
That’s when I first heard about Road ID.
Road IDs are a nifty little way to share your information with anyone who might need to know. While my license has my name and address, it doesn’t have the phone numbers of my nearest and dearest, which could come in handy if something were to happen to me. Of course, I still fill out the back of my bib during races, but for training runs that’s not an option.
Safety first, people!
Once I got my first Road ID, I clearly needed another because there were so many options and I needed to be really safe. (And fashionable.)
Of course, my friends had to get in on the action.
And my children needed them, too. The slim bracelet works really well for the kids and mine have worn them everywhere from a Disney Cruise vacation, to camping, to school/camp trips and, of course, during runs.
Besides including the basics (name, year of birth, hometown and state, phone numbers of family), there’s a sixth line available to include a motto or any medical conditions. My little guy has Autism, which is something that he cannot express for himself at this stage in the game, so the sixth line provides that information if he should ever get separated from us. (Obviously, I’d be having a panic attack, were that ever to happen. But knowing that he has his Road ID will help me have a slightly less severe panic attack.)
While I have all the pertinent information on lines one through five, my sixth line has my motto when it comes to working out – I CAN AND I WILL! It’s always nice to have that little reminder there for myself!
I asked my fellow Chicks what sayings they’d use for motivation.
bec2point0 YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW.
beewhobabbles JUST TEN MORE MINUTES.
camoozle DON’T STOP. GET IT, GET IT.
vfreile ANYONE CAN RUN A MILE. (Vic says this to herself when the run gets crappy and rough and she’s down on herself.)
writeitdownjess DON’T FALL ON YOUR FACE, JESS.
Now, of course, we want our Scoot a Doot readers to all be safe and sound, too – which is why we are thrilled to partner with Road ID on a giveaway for two $35 eCard Gift Certificates for two lucky readers to buy their own Road IDs!
So how do you enter to win? There are a couple of different things you can do to increase your chances:
1. Leave us a comment on this post. What would you put on your sixth line of your Road ID?
2. Follow Road ID on Facebook. Leave us a comment saying that you did (honor system, guys!).
3. Follow Road ID on Twitter. Leave another comment.
4. Follow Scoot a Doot on Twitter and Facebook. Add another comment!
5. Share this contest anywhere– your own blog, Facebook, Twitter, t-shirt, sign on your lawn, where ever. Leave a comment (a link is always awesome, as are pictures – especially if you make a t-shirt. That would be really rad) and you get another entry!
Contest ends Thursday, 4/4/13 at midnight EST. We’ll use Random.org to choose the winners and announce them on Friday, 4/5/13 here on the blog. Cool? Cool!
This contest has sadly come to an end! Look for more giveaways from us soon!
What would you put on your sixth line of your Road ID? The LORD is my strength.
What an inspirational line. Nice!
I follow you on Twitter! 😉
Just found you on Facebook too!
Follow ROAD ID on Twitter!
followed roadID on Twitter!
my sixth line? NOT because you have to…but because you CAN!
Love it! Thanks!
Shared the contest on Twitter via a retweet. Plan to share it on Facebook, too…given that I only have 14 followers on Twitter and that won’t buy you much coverage. ha!
Make that 15 – I’m following you now!
That’s perfect! (esp with your two little ones!)
Did all FB stuff but don’t have a twitter account :-(. I still wanna win :-p
This is a fantastic product, I have never heard of it! My line would be… “Settle into it…” that’s what I always repeat to myself when running.
It’s one of my favorite “running” products because it is so versatile. Love the motto – I’m always trying to settle into my runs. 🙂 Good luck!
I’d put “Keep breathing!”
That’s a good one! xo
I follow Road Id on twitter (@BreatheBlog)
I follow you on twitter (@BreatheBlog)
I already follow you guys on Twitter 😉
The sixth line would say “Suck it up, Heather” or “Just Breathe”. It would depend on how charitable I was feeling toward myself when I ordered. Or maybe one of each! Like shoes. Can’t have too many…
Ha! I vote both!
Ha! Me too! That’s great
Oh, and I follow RoadID. And tweeted about the contest. Are these supposed to be separate? Following directions fail…
KEEP GOING. That’s my motto all the time.
I follow RoadID on Facebook.
I already followed you on Twitter and now Follow you on Facebook.
I follow Road ID on Twitter.
I like it!
Also I love your giveaway format.
Ha! We’ve been playing around with different ideas. Our first giveaway was Rafflecopter but we loved the idea of keeping things on the blog so we decided to try your approach! xo
Have you done Rafflecopter before? I wish WP would accept widgets/java – I understand why they don’t but keeping it within the blog is helpful.
I tried it for my very first giveaway, then wrote my current format that I just copy and paste for all of my giveaways. If I ever pony-up and switch to wordpress.org, I’ll go back to Rafflecopter because it just looks so much cleaner/fairer and can be incorporated in the blog. (Though, I won’t lie, I love having all the comments!)
it’s okay, it’ll be interesting to see how it works for another blog!
Thanks for being cool with it! We’ll give you shout outs on twitter and whatnot. xo
thanks so much, I appreciate it!!
I think I would put “You can do ANYTHING for a minute” a la Cathe 😉
I follow SCOOTADOOT on twitter..indeedy I DO
YOU SURE DO! And we love you for it!
I tweeted about this cool giveaway! https://twitter.com/whatiknownow_/status/318774766095970305
You are not a quitter.
Love it, Heather! And you are not!
I would put “Commitment”
I already follow ScootADoot on Twitter — @PHLTalesTrails
Yes! We love you there and here. 🙂 Best of luck to you!
“Because I can”
I don’t have a Road ID bracelet but I know I need one! Thanks for reminding me that I need to get on this!
Oh! and I am now following you guys on fb. 🙂 I can now have extra doses of ScootADoot during the day! Hooray!
And we get extra doses of Suzan there! WIN WIN! xo
I follow them on facebook 🙂 I never knew they were in KY!
Ha, love your name Scoot a doot… I follow on both twitter and facebook! Woot n doot!
Thanks so much! Glad you like the name – let’s move it and shake it, right?
I follow Road ID on twitter also
Gotta love this blog – even when you’re not giving stuff away!!
My 6th line would say ‘Crave’.
I’m now following roadID on twitter, too!
We love you, even when we’re not going giveaways too! 😉 xo
Liked in FB, too!!
I completed all of the steps above. I already followed you ladies on Twitter!
Line 6: If found, please pause Garmin and Nike+ App.
Here’s a link to my Tweet: https://twitter.com/iRunDisney/status/319293817499049984
JINDY!! you crack me up lady! xo
I would write: “I deserve it!” I came across this just two days ago when after asking myself why I was working two jobs for things that I needed and wanted my last answer to all my “why?” was “I deserve it!”
That’s so meaningful! Love it 🙂
I liked Road ID on Facebook as Mariajose Ortega
I followed Road ID on Twitter as MJ Runs
I followed Scoot a Doot on Twitter as MJ Runs
I liked Scoot a Doot on Facebook as Mariajose Ortega
I shared your giveaway on Twitter https://twitter.com/MJ_Runs/status/319308522938580993
I shared your giveaway on Facebook in my page MJ Runs https://www.facebook.com/MjRuns
OH….. I just found your blog and as a fellow girl runner I am uber happy! YAY!
My 6th line would read: Run Smart, Run Hard
(I learned about this contest via FB from MJ Runs blog 😀 )
Good luck in the contest! We’re glad you’re here! Where in the US are you located?
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My last line would read: win or learn, never lose!
Also, just done all the following, and tweeted about the giveaway!
For my sixth line I think I’d have to go with: No, you’re not dying. 🙂
I followed/liked RoadID and Scoot a Doot on twitter and facebook 🙂
Oops… posted that twice!
Followed Scoot a doot on twitter 🙂
No worries – I cleared the double post so that we are good when it comes to the pick! 🙂 LOVE your sixth line. 🙂
I followed RoadID (as Joan Nelson) on Twitter!
Found RoadID and Scoot a Doot on facebook! Liked them both 😉
I follow RoadID on Twitter.
Awesome! They’re a great company to work with!
SIxth line would be You’ve Come to far to give up
My sixth line would be “DFTBA.” 😀
My sixth line would be “HARDER. BETTER. FASTER. STRONGER.” (as long as it fit!)
I already liked RoadID on Facebook.
Followed RoadID on twitter.
Now following ScootADoot on twitter!
Liked ScootADoot on Facebook…
… and shared this giveaway on twitter. Woo! Hope regardless of who wins it sparks loads of folks to get their own RoadIDs. They’re priceless.
Amen to that! Thanks for the love and best of luck to you. xo
Follow you guys on Twitter 🙂
Also follow you on FB! 🙂
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I would put on my 6th line: I stop when I’m done. That saying “I don’t stop when I’m tired, I stop when I’m done” has gotten me through a lot of runs lately.
Rock on, Cassie! I totally get the sentiment and think it often as well.
Liked RoadID on Facebook
Following Road ID on Twitter
Following Scoot a Doot on Facebook and Twitter
Shared on twitter https://twitter.com/CMIR2013/status/319981647837687808
What a great idea!
I want to look into this, for when I take walks (I know! They are not runs!)
I think that it’s a great idea for any type of activity! My boys have them – we originally got them when we we were going on a cruise. Walks count!
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