Friday, June 25, 2010

Review Crew: RoadID + Another Giveaway!

After reading about one of my run-ins with a certain ornery clawed duck, Scott from Outside PR contacted me to see if I’d be interested in trying out RoadID. Now generally speaking, I try not to think about all the ways I could get hurt, injured or into trouble on a run (talk about ruining your running mojo), so wearing a bracelet that identifies me and lists emergency contacts, doesn’t necessarily appeal to me. But I’m typically not one to turn down free goods so I figured, eh...what the heck?

I picked the RoadID Elite model (because it’s elite of course. Why else?). Black to match The Divas. So far I’ve worn it on a long run, a couple of rides, and even my first open water swim last weekend. And I’ve gotta say, even though I don’t like to THINK about all those things that could happen on my run, much the way I don’t like to THINK about all the things that could happen to my kids as I strap them in their car seats, it sure makes me feel a heck of a lot more comfortable out there knowing that if something did happen, EMT’s would know on arrival I have a medication allergy and that my family wouldn’t have to sit around worrying about where I was.



As a matter of fact, I felt so good about running with that little bad boy on my wrist that when thug duck showed up on my run, I flashed him my id…called him stupid. And you know what? He flinched (really. I swear. If ducks could jump, I would've said jump, but since I'm not entirely sure they can and you know how intensely important accuracy is to me, I'll stick with flinch). What’s up now turkey duck?! (DISCLAIMER: RoadID is a form of personal identification. It does not however, protect against attack by duck or other forms of wildlife no matter how many names you call them). So yeah, I’m digging it.


Now Scott, also asked me if I wouldn’t mind mentioning my thoughts on RoadID for kids being that I am a mom and all. And my intial thoughts on this were not what one might call exceptionally positive. For my 4 year old? A bracelet with her name on it? Oh yeah, she'd totally be all about that, so much so that she'd definitely want to loan it out to all her little friends to also enjoy. My 1 1/2 year old on the other hand, she’d probably just eat it. Now both of these anticipated reactions to RoadID I could overcome if necessary, but that’s just it. How necessary is it? I mean, I’m a stay at home mom. My kids are with me almost all the time. So really it was a stretch for me to see why my kids would benefit from something like this, with the exception of maybe when we go to events where there are big crowds and we stand a chance of being separated. At least, that was until earlier this week. On Tuesday, something happened that changed my mind (good thing I waited to write this review huh? Otherwise, I'd have had to come back and revise).

Tuesday, we were at my oldest daughter’s t-ball game, and my littlest one had just had it with sitting in her stroller. So, I let her out. She happily took off in her little toddle walking way as quickly as she could with me hot on her tail, but I noticed her sandal was a little floppy. When she stopped walking, I reached down to fix it and she, probably thinking I was trying to infringe on her new found freedom, tried to escape. Backward. I was holding her foot. This means she fell head first. Backwards. Smacking her head on the pavement. I heard it (what a horribly awful sound THAT was). She froze wide eyed. I was sure she’d fractured her skull, yet everything I had ever learned about head injuries flew right out the window as I panicked and scooped her up. After holding her breath for a brief moment, she started wailing in that I'm crying so hard I can almost not breathe sort of way when they really get hurt. I rushed her over to the nearby bathroom to get a look at the back of her head which was bleeding and was on the verge of near tears myself.


Now, don't worry. Baby girl, she’s just fine. No fractured skull. Not even a concussion. Just a little sore, with a nice bruise on the back of her head that's a little sensitive to touch. But what I realized is that if my child had been seriously injured, I don’t know that I’d have had the wits about me to give important information to EMT’s. I mean, I’d like to think I would, but then again, I have a hard enough time when I’m trying to make a dr’s appointment for my girls remembering their respective birthday’s. So why would I think I’d could do it under pressure? With RoadID, I doesn’t matter if I can or not. The information is there even if my head is not.

So my verdict on RoadID: Definitely Thumbs Up!




MOBILE MILE MARKER SAYS:

"I like the RoadID idea because my rides have been getting longer. I'm by myself on most of my rides. Riders don't like to carry many items. The only id I carried was my cell phone. This is ok as long as it could be found on me. That may not always be possible depending on the incident. So having a wristband with contact info on it gives me a little more peace of mind.” (and it gives his daughter's ALOT more peace of mind)

MOBILE MILE MARKER'S VERDICT: Thumbs Up!

So who wants one? Courtesy of Outside PR and RoadID, I’ve got one to give away. Here’s what you’ve got to do to enter:

Required:

1. Be or become a follower of this blog and let me know via a comment.

Additional entries:

One additional entry for each of the following, just leave me a comment to let me know you’ve done it. I know what a pain those captcha’s are so individual comments aren’t neccessary. Just go do everything you want to do to enter and leave me one big comment.

- Become a fan of my page on Facebook

-Suggest my Facebook page to your friends

-Become a fan of RoadID on Facebook

-Become a fan of Outside PR on Facebook

-Update your FB status about me contest (this should say my contest, but it sort of makes me sound like a pirate so I’m leaving it in honor of my 4 year old who’s been a pirate on and off since she was 2)

- Follow me on Twitter

-Follow Outside PR on Twitter

-Follow RoadID on Twitter

- Tweet tweet about my contest

- Throw my blog on your blog roll

- Post my contest on your blog

- Send an email to your running friends & family about my contest

-Post on my Facebook Page or email me at runfastmommy@gmail.com some prank I can pull on my sister & brother-in-law on their long run in light of their planned attack on me.


How's that for options? Do them all or do none of them, that my friend is up to you. And yes, if you already have a RoadID, you can win one for somebody else. And doubly yes, if you already are a Facebook fan, following on Twitter, or have me on your blog roll because you entered some other random contest or maybe you just love me that much, that counts too. As long as you let me know that is. All entries must be recieved by 11:59 PM on July 3rd, 2010. I’ll announce the winner on July 4th.

Good Luck!

'Til next time...

P.S. Don’t forget about the Lanacane anti-chafing gel giveaway! There’s still time to get in that one too!


P.P.S. For you super sharp readers out there, technically I DID post this the day after I made the post about my being under attack as I promised. The date on that post is incorrect because I started it a day earlier. Due to another round of tornadoes in my area, however, I wasn't able to finish it and post as I was wrangling the girlies in the basement. That I did yesterday, just didn't realize the date would be the date I started it as opposed to the date I posted it. Oops! Now I know :)

84 comments:

Angie Bishop said...

I am already a follower of your blog!

Angie Bishop said...

I am already a fan of your fb page

Angie Bishop said...

I am a fan of RoadID on FB

Angie Bishop said...

already a fan of Outside PR on FB

Angie Bishop said...

I follow you on twitter! Thats how I found out about this giveaway!

Angie Bishop said...

I follow Outside PR on twitter
@BarefootAngieBee

Angie Bishop said...

I tweeted about this giveaway!

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my sidebar. I really want to win a RoadID for my son Jupiter!

Angie Bishop said...

I posted a link to this giveaway on my sidebar. I really want to win a RoadID for my son Jupiter!

Angie Bishop said...

You are already on my blogrollio!

S Club Mama said...

I follow you
I am your FB fan
I am a FB fan of RoadID
I am a FB fan of Outside PR
I follow you on Twitter (@sclubmama)
I follow Outside PR on Twitter
I follow RoadID on Twitter

thanks for letting me not post individual comments; that's thoughtful.

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a follower!

Cynthia O'H said...

I'm a FB fan too!

And, by the way, Scott can talk to me if wants my input on kids and Road ID. I'm after a few firefly lights for my boys who love to run around at night when it's getting dark. Clipping one of those on them for greater visibility would be awesome.

Cynthia O'H said...

You're on my blogroll (I love you, Kelly)!

Cynthia O'H said...

I follow RoadID on FB.

Cynthia O'H said...

Throwing this on my giveaways!

EricaH said...

i am a follower :)

EricaH said...

i am a fan of roadid on fb.

EricaH said...

i am a fan of outside PR on fb.

EricaH said...

i follow you on twitter

EricaH said...

i follow roadid on twitter @erica_h

EricaH said...

i follow outsidepr on twitter @erica_h

Karen said...

I follow you.

Michel said...

already a follower of your blog!

Michel said...

Posted your contest on my blog:

http://babyweightmyfatass.blogspot.com/

Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog) said...

I'm a follower!

Ashley said...

I'm a blog follower!

Ashley said...

I like RoadID on FB.

Ashley said...

I follow your FB page.

Jama Kyle said...

I am now a follower of you blog :)

Jama Kyle said...

I became a fan of you on FB
became a fan of Road ID on FB
became a fan of Outside PR on FB
followed you on Twitter
followed Road ID on twitter
followed Outside PR on twitter

can you tell I really want to win this :)

Momma On The Run said...

I'm already a fan of your on Facebook! Shanmommy821

Momma On The Run said...

I'm a fan of RoadID on FB!

Momma On The Run said...

I am a fan of outside PR on FB!

Momma On The Run said...

I follow you on twitter @trulove821

Momma On The Run said...

I follow Outside PR on Twitter @trulove821

Momma On The Run said...

I follow Road Id on Twitter! @trulove821

Momma On The Run said...

You are already on my blog roll!
mommaontherun2.blogspot dot com

Andrea Tilley said...

I am a follower of your blog.
I have been wearing my Road I'd for years. I am severely allergic to 3 medications (one of which almost killed me). I was in the hospital for 5 days and on steroids for 2 weeks after. Anyway, I wear my I'D alot. For awhile I wore it everywhere I went. I have one attached to my steering wheel and I wore it during the birth of my second baby. I was so afraid the nurses would give me the wrong meds and they almost did. I have thought often of getting the ones for the shoes for my two boys for when we go to seaworld and the zoo. Just on case. Also, my dad has high blood pressure and passed out one day coming out of his dr's office. I got him one to wear and I feel ao much better knowing that if this happens again, my mom or myself will be contacted. Anyway, if there is someone out
there without the Road I'D, they should seriously make this a priority right after the shoes.

Journey2Goal said...

I am a follower already:)
I'm a fan on FB
I'm a fan of Road ID

Tracy said...

I'm a follower!

Tracy said...

I'm a FB Fan of yours

Tracy said...

I'm a FB Fan of Road ID

Tracy said...

I'm a FB Fan of Outside PR

Tracy said...

I linked this on my blog

Tracy said...

You are already on my blogroll

starfishblue said...

I just found you how great! I'm now a follower, I use safttats for my sons, they are temp tattoos with what ever info you want. We just have our cell number. Cheap and easy portable and stays on pretty well. We keep a stash in each car, each diaper bag and in the strollers just incase we need them.

Andrea Tilley said...

I am a fan of Road ID on FB

Andrea Tilley said...

You are on my blog roll

Andrea Tilley said...

I linked the giveaway to my blog

shannonsfoodruns said...

I'm a follower! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jennifer Jones said...

I follow your blog!
I'm now a fan on FB!
And suggested to friends!
I'm a fan of road id on FB!
and outside PR!
Status updated!
Following You, RoadID and Outside PR on Twitter!

Mrs. D said...

I am a NEW follower!

Mrs. D said...

I am a NEW follower! Heyyy!!

I am a NEW fan of you on FB!

I suggested you to friends on FB.

I am a fan of RoadID on FB

I have linked your giveaway on my blog at healthyhappyness.blogspot.com

I have added you to my blog roll on my blog (link above).

Alanna said...

I am a follower.

Alanna said...

Yay for one big comment (great idea)!
- Am a fan of Road ID on fb.
- Am a fan of Outside PR on fb.
- You are on my blogroll.
- Linked to my sidebar.

Thanks! :)

Alanna said...

Yay for one big comment (great idea)!
- Am a fan of Road ID on fb.
- Am a fan of Outside PR on fb.
- You are on my blogroll.
- Linked to my sidebar.

Thanks! :)

Trish said...

I'm a follower!

Tara Kieninger said...

I'm a follower (Google Reader)
I'm a fan on FB
I shared your FB page with my FB friends
I requested to join RoadID on FB
I am a fan of Outside PR on FB
I updated my FB status about your give-away
I put your blog on my blog roll (soskinnyontheinside.blogspot.com)
I posted your contest on my blog

Thanks for the give-away opportunity!

EricaH said...

i just linked back

http://www.ericarunning.com/2010/06/if-you-are-serious-about-your-goals.html

Angela said...

I am already a follower of your blog

Angela said...

I already follow you on twitter @eubiea03

Angela said...

I now follow road ID on twitter

Courtney said...

Following!

Katie said...

I follow you

Katie said...

Posted a link on my blog!

Katie said...

I am a FB fan of roadID

Katie said...

I am a FB fan of you!

Berryfine said...

I am a follower of your blog (dear 8 lb 6 oz baby jesus let me win this!)

Berryfine said...

Linked on my blog under contests: http://fromfat2fab2009.blogspot.com

Blaine said...

Fan of Road ID on facebook

Blaine said...

Follower of your blog

Blaine said...

Fan of Outside PR on FB

Holly said...

I follow ur blog!

Holly said...

You are on my blog roll!

Holly said...

Tweeted it out!

Holly said...

I follow RoadID on Twitter!

Holly said...

I am following Outside PR on Twitter!

Holly said...

I follow you on twitter!

Christine Jensen said...

-I follow you in GFC as Chris
-Facebook Fan (of your blog)
-Road ID Facebook Fan
-Outside PR Facebook Fan
-Follow Outside PR of twitter
-Follow Road ID on twitter (@stickyprints)
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CCJade23 said...

I'm following your blog!

CCJade23 said...

Just tweeted about your giveaway @CCJade23

CCJade23 said...

I like Road ID on Facebook

runRedrun said...

I follow you in my google reader!