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Fitness Minutes: (91,796) Posts: 18,368 1/19/12 2:40 P
Cell phone and RoadID
hope you didn't break anything!
current weight: 107.0
Posts: 43 1/9/12 7:25 P
Thanks for sharing the code, Candy! I was thinking about ordering them for my kids too--the older two walk or bike home from school, and I worry about the younger one wandering off when we're in big crowds.
current weight: 159.0
Fitness Minutes: (27,363) Posts: 6,631 1/9/12 1:02 P
thank you for posting the link Candy, I hope it helps someone. thanks for offering it to help the team.
Speaking of Road ID - I'm such a fan, and I just found out they have Road ID tags for dogs, too, so I had to get two for my lhasa puppy-girls! They sent me a discount code that can be used 20 times in the next 30 days. How awesome is that? It's only $1.00 off, but it's better than a poke in the eye, right?
Coupon Number: ThanksCandace9761582
The coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 02/08/2012. To order, simply go to RoadID.com or click the link below:
I had a bad wipeout last year and I wasn't even moving at the time LOL! I had walked my granddaughter to the bus stop and squatted down to tie one of her shoe laces, which had a knot in it. I squatted for too long and when I went to get up my legs wouldn't work and I fell over on my right hip. I felt okay and got up but an hour later it hurt to sit and I realized it was swollen. My right butt cheek got really swollen and stayed that way for almost 2 weeks. A week after falling I twisted around and looked at the back side and realized I had a very ugly big bruise from halfway down my thigh in the back to my tailbone. Accidents can happen at any time.
Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hunter Boyd
Fitness Minutes: (27,363) Posts: 6,631 1/8/12 10:06 P
Glad you are OK, that was quite a spill. :(
I have learned early to always carry a cell phone. I do not have Road ID but from what I have read and heard... its a good product.
What I do is that I always have my drivers license and Bluecross card on my person with ICE and my wifes name and cell# written in permanent marker on the back of my insurance card in a small space. Carrying some form of ID is a MUST, whatever form you choose. crap happens, it must be able to speak for you if you cant.
Ouch! Sorry to hear about that! And, I hope there are no broken bones!
I've wiped out once, but while riding my bike. And, I wasn't actually riding...I was stopping. It was my first time 'clipless' and I stopped, then realized I hadn't signaled I was stopping. I turned around, and fell over. I was still banged up pretty bad! Blood from my forearm and about 8 chain gashes down my leg. They are both now scars. And, bruises & smaller bleeding from 2 other places. I looked a wreck! Thankfully, I was with a friend and everyone helped bandage me up..then off we rode in the rain!
But, I 'usually' wear my USAFit ID on my shoe. And, often have my cell phone. But, unfortunately, not always! Thanks for the great reminder! I need a Road ID!
Dana, Half Fanatic #1693
Completed 2013 Events: Feb 9 - Pedaling the Prairie, 45 miles Feb 16 - Lions Club Bike Ride, 46.5 miles Mar 3 - The Great Plane Ride, 25 hilly miles Aug 18 - TriGirl Sprint Duathlon Sept 2 - Dam Ride, 32 miles
current weight: 153.0
Posts: 2,220 1/8/12 8:26 P
Definitely invest in a Road ID!!!
When I realized that I'd be running with DD in the stroller, and no one would be able to contact DH if something happened, I finally got one. Now I wear it for all workouts, even at the gym.
-- If you run, you are a runner. It doesn't matter how fast or how far. It doesn't matter if today is your first day or if you've been running for twenty years. There is no test to pass, no license to earn, no membership card to get. You just run.
current weight: 129.4
Fitness Minutes: (77,017) Posts: 2,633 1/8/12 4:05 P
Road ID wristband. Don't leave home without it (running that is).
~Sue~ ~Half Fanatic #1530 "Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."--Confucius
current weight: -1.5 under
Posts: 15,343 1/7/12 5:48 P
I've wiped out a couple of times running on trails when I tripped over something but thank goodness wasn't seriously hurt. I always carry my cell phone with me (Droid) and that area has a strong cell signal. I have my daughter as my emergency contact listed as my ICE (in case of emergency) contact in my cell phone. I keep thinking of getting Road ID and think I will stop thinking of it and do it. Glad you weren't hurt any worse than you were!
Last is just the slowest winner."-C Hunter Boyd
Fitness Minutes: (91,352) Posts: 3,132 1/7/12 1:02 P
YEs i have.. But on my Bike.. I was run off the road by a tractor trailor and i went butt over teacups over a guardrail... THANKFUL for that guardrail...because it kept my bike on the one side and as i lay there on my back crying i relized i was staring at my bike seatand if the guardrail wasn't there it would've smashed my face... double lucky for me it was on a cool enough day i was completely covered otherwise i'd still be picking gravel outta me... A driver behind the tractor trailer who had watched him swerve was kind enough to stop.. help me up.. helped me check out myself and my bike and followed me as i biked the 5 miles back home. ANd i ALWAYS carry ID with me.. whether it be my road ID.. i have an ID on my bike and i always keep my expired liscence in my running pouch...cuz hey you never know. :)
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Pounds lost: 70.0
Posts: 7,375 1/7/12 9:51 A
Hope you are feeling better! I haven't wiped out and hope I never do but, I also wear a Road ID bracelet and love it! I only carry my phone if I am on a run longer than an hour but I always wear the bracelet.
Rhonda, Simpsonville, SC
Half Fanatic #2946
Omaha Half Marathon 9/23/12: 2:12:20 (PR)
Girls On The Run 5K 11/19/11: 27:56 (PR)
Apple Blossom 10K 4/30/11: 59:27 (PR)
current weight: 123.0
Posts: 3,805 1/7/12 9:26 A
Ah gosh! So sorry you went down and were hurt. I hope you heal well and quickly, with no broken bones!
The closest I've come to wiping out has been a step planted firmly on slippery mud/leaves/sludge on the road. My foot went out from under me and I did the 25-yard, try-to-catch-myself dash with arms wheeling all over the place. I managed to stay upright, barely. I'm knocking wood right now.
I have a Road ID tag on my shoes, that lists three different emergency contacts. www.roadid.com/Catalog.aspx?C=RoadID 50% of the time I carry my Crackberry with me. If I'm running out of my neighborhood, I'll have my DL with me as well. C~
I wiped out in front of a television crew during the Dan Diego 1/2. I made the news, but not in the way I'd hoped. Some people helped me up, I moved to the side, assessed my situation. I was cut and bruised, but I decided that there were no major issues, and I did finish. Listen to your body. In a race, adrenaline can mask pain sometimes.
"We first make our habits, and then our habits make us." - John Dryden
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Posts: 5,119 1/7/12 1:58 A
Ouch! and glad it wasn't any worse. I don't always carry ID but think I will now as well as my cell phone. Hope you mend quickly....
current weight: 157.2
Posts: 258 1/7/12 12:26 A
I have not had a major wipeout as of yet (and don't plan on it) but as for the ID thing I use my cell as my Ipod (Yay Iphones!!) so I have that and I also put my drivers licence in the little pockets that are on the workout gear that is designed to keep it from falling out.
I hope that you feel better and have no broken bones!
Here's to the girls on their boards with bruises and scars Here's to the girls whose fingers bleed from playing guitar Here's to anyone who never quit when things got hard You'll never let them say "You'll never get that far."
Pounds lost: 6.0
Posts: 43 1/6/12 11:40 P
It was beautiful here today--50+ degrees! so I took my training outside. As I was daydreaming about how to get a friend to run the Disney half next year (and running on a perfect sidewalk, probably the best in town) I tripped and did a slow motion fall...I managed to do the right thing with my hands so I didn't break my wrist, but I took a chunk out of my chin, and I'm wondering if I broke a couple of bones in my hand :(
Luckily someone I sort of know (seen him at the gym, he used to work at the same organization I do) was driving by and offered to take me home (and offered a towel for my chin). I took him up on it.
I'm lucky I didn't pass out and wasn't running on the actual road (which I often do on that stretch). I had no id on me and no cell phone.
So, have you ever wiped out? How did you deal with it? How do you equip yourself "'just in case"?
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