Friday, 11 December 2009

Fast Friday Reflections

Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement regarding my health issues.  Day six of antibiotics, prednesone and two inhaler's, all is well (or should I say much better).

I have to say this health scare brought a few things to mind while I was struggling to breathe and being on my own:
  • carry proper I.D.; *(see note below)
  • make sure your personal information is up to date; (the hospital had my former significant other listed as the emergeny contact and I haven't talked to him in 10 years).
  • if you are single (like me), make sure you have a friend or friends who are willing and able to make decisions on your behalf, just in case you are unable to;
  • do not hestiate to contact 911, that is why they are there, you pay for it, use it.
Every since I started running a little more seriously and a lot more regularly and being the consumate worrier that I am, I looked into some sort of I.D. to either carry or wear.  For years now I have been receiving emails from and basically saying to myself, ya, right nothing will happen to me.

Well, I truly believe things happen for a reason and while I was over at Mel's blog 2nd Chances, she had just posted about RoadID.  So I figured it was the survival gods giving me a sign to finally just get some I.D.  so;

I just ordered one of the best products ever. It's called a Road ID - perhaps you've heard of it. If you haven't, go to their website and check it out. Road ID is a great product that could save your life someday.

When I ordered, they gave me a coupon that I could pass along to my friends. Here's the coupon number:

Coupon Number: ThanksLaurel587167

The coupon is good for $1 off any Road ID order placed by 01/10/2010. To order, simply go to or click the link below:

If you prefer, you can call them at 800-345-6335.

You can thank me later,

Oh by the way, their website is awesome, the customer service is outstanding, and the owners are very smart and good looking.  (They made me say that part, hehehehehe).

Have a great weekend everyone,

Life's fun if you don't weaken,



Mel-2nd Chances said...

I'm so so glad I asked them if I could share that savings code, and glad I posted it!!! Very happy that you ordered one; you just never know. They have a great sense of humor too... Glad to hear that you're starting to feel better, have a great weekend :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

Yay! I was first!

Marlene said...

Hubs and I recently got our RoadID's too. Definitely valuable to have! Thanks for the good lessons/reminders.

Have a great weekend, my friend!

Staci Dombroski said...

I am glad to hear that you are doing better. I asked my husband for one for Christmas since I just started to get more serious about running. Thanks for the code, I will have to share it with him! Have a great weekend :-0

Xenia said...

Thanks for the code. Since I forgot to put this on my Christmas list this year, I'm totally allowed to buy it for myself now. :)

Keep taking good care of yourself, L!

Wes said...

Glad you are feeling better. I got my Road ID a long time ago, before my first half marathon even. Totally worth it!

teacherwoman said...

I asked for a RoadID for my birthday/christmas, we'll see if I get it. Otherwise, I will just get myself one after the holidays!

Great tips. And I am super happy that you are feeling better and on the road to recovery!

GeorgiaSnail said...

Thanks for the reminder, I had been meaning to do this for a long time. I just ordered mine!

Shelley said...

Vodka?? Heck ya!!!! Glad to hear you are getting better!! Hugs to you.

Nat said...

So glad you're on the mend, Ottawa races wouldn't be the same without the fear that someone will sneak up behind me ... ;)

Nat said...

Oh, when I worked at the Hospital the paramedics said that adding a contact to your cell phone list called I.C.E (In case of Emergency) with name/address/contact info. of who to contact if they find you in a ditch somewhere...

Marci said...

Glad you are feeling better, road tag ID is a good idea, I should get one!

Groover said...

I'm so out of the loop with Bright and my parents arriving from Germany. I'm sorry to hear about your health scare but glad you are on the mend. Good idea to get the RoadID. I always carry my cycling race license on every ride. Does RoadID stores your blood group, too?

bluecolnago said...

thanks lily! i ordered 2 of them today for the jackal and me!

Bluenoser said...

I've been n the fence about one for a long time I believe I'll get one now.

Thanks for the nudge.


Jess said...

So glad to hear that you're on the mend!

TreenaG said...

I bought myself a road ID last year, still haven't managed to actually take it with me, doh! Pretty dumb, eh?
Great comment on having friends briefed to be able to make decisions etc. Sucks being independent sometimes doesn't it?

Take care of yourself, and we'll hit the trails to play in the white stuff!

Judi said...

i used to have one. i need a new one w/ an updated boyf number, LOL.