Thursday, November 4, 2010

Road ID Review and Giveaway

It is time for me to admit something.  In the back of my mind, I kind of think I am generally invulnerable to injury or accident (really, I am Wonder Woman!)  
That is me, 5 year old Wonder Woman!
I know it isn't true or smart to have that attitude floating in the back of your mind, but I also don't think I am alone in this.  It is part of our belief as athletes - we think we are the ones who are strong and will survive - impervious to injury or accident. 
 
The truth is very different. We ride, run, and swim out in the real world which is a risky place. 

One way to manage risk is with information. Road ID is an effective tool to transmit information to emergency caregivers. When an athlete is unable to speak for themselves, Road ID can speak for them.

As those of you who follow my blog (you guys rock!) know, I train alone 99.9% of the time.  I will admit I am very bad at saying exactly where I am going, I usually leave a note that says, "Riding north - back later," or, "Went running. XOXO"

In my defense, there is not a paved turn for the next 30-35 miles north from my house, so that general direction will get someone to find me if they really need to.  Um, and well, the running thing...I should do better.

I purchased my first Road ID about 5 years ago when I first started running.  I got the Shoe ID, and I just left it on my running shoes, so it went everywhere I did.  Then I started training for triathlon about 2 years ago, and that put me into the local lakes and out on the roads (and therefore at risk) much more often.  It was not too long before bought a Road ID Elite.  

Luckily, I have never needed either of the Road ID's that I have purchased.  I hope I never need it.  I hope you don't either. 
Check out my Road ID Elite
Comfort
The Wrist Elite version of the Road ID is sleek and comfortable to wear, I forget I am wearing it most of the time. I have had no issues with chaffing, and I like that it doesn't collect smell like a watch band does, which is kind of nice, since all of my other gear smells pretty bad most of the time.  As for sizing, it is skinnier and not as obtrusive as a wristwatch, and is slightly wider than a Livestrong bracelet.

Fit
The clasp holds securely even when diving into water. Since you can adjust a little slack into the fit you can make it as loose or snug as you want. The bracelet is cut to fit so if you get this version, be very careful to follow the instructions and cut the band in single increments until you “tune” the fit to your liking. 

Piece of Mind
Most importantly, I have peace of mind knowing that if something happened to me then the first responders would know how to contact my family.  I just hope if anyone ever has to use Road ID to contact my family, it is to bail me out of jail, not to pick me up at the emergency room.


Want to Know More?
Go to RoadId.com to check out their great safety products. They have tons of other ID options including ankle IDs, shoe IDs and even necklaces. The holidays are coming, and a Road ID is a great gift for yourself or someone else, and a great way to let them know you care about them. 

The Giveaway!

The great folks at Outside PR have been kind enough to give me an opportunity to test and give away a Road ID - but since I have one already (I guess I have 2 don't I?) I am giving my coupon to the giveaway, so there will be 2 winners.  YEAH! 

Here is how you enter. It is SO easy!!

Do one or more of these things, comment for EACH thing you do.  Each comment counts as an entry, and you have a chance at 4 entries.

1. Follow me, let me know in a comment (or let me know that you already follow) (1 entry)
2. Like Road ID on Facebook - let me know in a comment (1 entry)
3. Follow Road ID on Twitter (@RoadID) - let me know in a comment (1 entry)
4. Mention this giveaway on your blog - let me know in a comment (1 entry)

All entries must be in by Sunday, November 7.  I will pick a winner on Monday, November 8 using Random.org.

105 comments:

Rachel Wasserman said...

i follow your blog (and love it)!

Rachel Wasserman said...

i like road id on facebook

Rachel Wasserman said...

i follow roadid on twitter

Kimberly said...

I'm a follower.

Kimberly said...

I like Road ID on Facebook.

Kimberly said...

I follow Road ID on twitter (@redheadrunswild)

Kimberly said...

I linked to the giveaway on my blog (healthystrides.blogspot.com)

Ironman By Thirty said...

I love my RoadID too! I have the watch band one and it is definitely developing that funky smell. Maybe it is time to upgrade.

You totally need to bring back the Wonder Woman costume next season! That would seriously be bad a$$ to race in! :)

Matty O said...

I have the fabric one with the velcro strap. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! People look at it weird and it actually reminds me of a hospital bracelet haha. BUT, I do love it and it is very comfortable I actually don't even realize that I am wearing it.

I wear it 24/7 because you never know when you are gonna head out on a workout. Plus its good to always have ID on you. Great product a must for anyone training.

I like them on facebook.

Matty O said...

I am a follower of you! (and bailey)

Matty O said...

My last word verification was "mooses" THANK GOODNESS someone else calls multiple moose, mooses!

JenniferLeah said...

I am a follower!

JenniferLeah said...

LOVE the wonder woman costume :)
Will link this on my blog

Nicole said...

I'm a follower (through my RSS feed)! Have been meaning to get one of these...

Rachelle said...

This is an amazing idea. I'll admit, I'm one of those people who is never gonna die. I think there should be a group on Facebook for people like us...lol.

I follow your blog...and love it.

She said I need a goal said...

No entry required, just wanted to say say that I LOVE my RoadID!!

Ryan said...

Followin the blogio.

Ryan said...

Like Road on facebook already.

Ryan said...

Following on twitter

Ryan said...

Reposted on my blog.

My Life and Running said...

Love RoadID! Just followed your blog...

My Life and Running said...

I've already "liked" them on FB...

My Life and Running said...

Already follow them on Twitter! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway !

Tanya Patrice said...

Great giveaway! I follow your blog (and am now de-lurking in the comments).

JohnP said...

1) I follow your blog religiously :)

JohnP said...

I just liked RoadID on Facebook! :)

JohnP said...

I am now following RoadID on Twitter!!! :)

JohnP said...

I mentioned this in my blog now too! Cheers!

Ben said...

I already follow the blog.

Ben said...

I follow road id on twitter

Ben said...

And on facebook

misszippy said...

Love the little wonder girl! I already have one, but I'm going to spread the word on my blog for ya!

Allison said...

Already a follower!

Allison said...

I like road id on fb :)

Allison said...

The giveaway is posted on my blog in my sidebar!

Kovas Palubinskas said...

#1 stalker! Well, there might be a multi-way tie...

Anne-Marie said...

Follower! I've always thought I should get one of these...

Jason said...

I am a RoadID wearer for the past three years and wear my bracelet everywhere I go regardless of doing training or not. Just driving to the grocery store I have it on (have you ever been in a grocery store parking lot?)

Great giveaway for those that don't have one. If you don't win don't let that stop you from getting one.

Luke said...

Follow you!

Velma said...

I follow you

Velma said...

I follow on facebook

Velma said...

I follow on twitter

Robin said...

I'm already a follower of your blog!

Robin said...

I liked RoadID on Facebook

Robin said...

And now I'm following RoadID on Twitter. I love Road ID anyways, am hoping to win one for my son!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

I follow you, of course!

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Like Road ID on facebook.

Lesley @ racingitoff.com said...

Adding a link to my blog momentarily!

Colleen said...

I'm a follower of your blog! :)

Colleen said...

I'm a fan of Road ID on fb

Aimee said...

I'm a follower! :)

Canadian runner said...

I am a follower of your blog

Aimee said...

I'm a fan of RoadID on FB!

Canadian runner said...

I added your giveaway to my blog sidebar

Canadian runner said...

I am a follow Road ID on twitter

Emz said...

Kovas is wrong. I AM your #1 stalker.

And BTW - you have ALWAYS been wonderwoman!

April said...

Hi there! I am a new follower!

April said...

I added your giveaway to my blog sidebar.

April said...

I am a fan of Road Id on facebook!

Ever Strong said...

I'm a new follower!

Ever Strong said...

Posted the giveaway on my site - over at www.everstrongfitness.com :)

Glenn Jones said...

I follow you! And by the way - at least you tell people a general direction when you leave. I just say I'm going for a run. Could be any of a dozen places.....

Glenn Jones said...

Now I'm liking RoadID on FB too!

Angie Bee said...

I follow your blog!! Love it :)

Angie Bee said...

I follow Road ID on facebook

Angie Bee said...

I follow Road ID on twitter too!

Angie Bee said...

I just posted a link to my blogs sidebar :) I hope I win, I need a new one soon to reflect name changes :)

Glenn Jones said...

And now I'm following @RoadID on Twitter.

Lucy said...

I follow you!

Lucy said...

I like on FB!

Regina said...

I follow you, as you know.

I already 'like' Road ID on FB

I put your giveaway in my sidebar on my blog.

Alex said...

I follow your blog!

Rachel said...

I like RoadID on Facebook

Rachel said...

I follow your blog

Ginger said...

I follow your blog on iGoogle.

Ginger said...

I liked Road ID on Facebook.

Zaneta said...

im a follower

Jess @ THIR said...

I don't need a RoadID as I already have one too. I actually had mine shipped to Australia for myself and my partner I thought it was such a top idea :)

But I do follow you, and also RoadID on facebook and twitter... I think I am a bit of a nut!

Quinton J said...

That photo is teh cutest. You haven't changed a bit (cept...maybe your outfit).
I follow you girl...you already know THAT!

Quinton J said...

I like Road ID on Facebook.

Joel said...

Hey, Mandy - I'm a follower!

Joel said...

I like RoadID on FB!

Joel said...

I already follow on Twitter

Joel said...

I posted about your contest on my blog today (http://joelpstrickland.blogspot.com)

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

I'm a follower

Diana Tries-A-Tri! said...

I liked Road ID on facebook

Molly said...

Are those Wonderwoman UNDEROOS!!!??

follower

: )

Molly said...

follow Road ID on twitter...

Laura said...

I already have a Road ID and love it, but had to comment on the WW underroos (how the hell do you spell that anyway?). I totally had those.. loved them and when asked what I wanted to be when I grow up I said.. wonder woman! I think we both accomplished that goal! Rock on Girl1

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

i follow RoadID on twitter @erica_h

EricaH said...

i liked roadid on fb

Louis H said...

Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

Thank you for hosting this giveaway

schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

Louis H said...

I like Road ID on facebook (Louis Here)

Louis H said...

following @RoadID on twitter @left_the_stars

Kelly said...

I am a follower

Kelly said...

I liked RoadID on Facebook.

Kelly said...

I follow roadID on Twitter. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Mark said...

Oh man... that picture makes me SO happy!

Like road ID on FB.

Mark said...

Following on the twitter!

Mark said...

I have been following you—but not in a weird, stalker sort of way.

M. Louise Cunningham said...

Me too! I'm here following right along! :)

Amber said...

I am a follower!

Kathryn said...

I am a follower!

MOOREBOG said...

WAS THAT THE CARATUNK GIRL ON THE TROUTDALE ROAD JOGGING WITH A GUY AND DRESSED IN ORANGE? SUNDAY, NOV. 7 ?