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Road ID Review and Giveaway

What makes a "real" runner? Some people think it has to do with a certain speed you run, or a mentality you have. Other think it's when you've learned the rules of the road: not wearing your race shirt for the race, passing on the left, etc. I think that being a "real runner" means you plan on doing it for the rest of your life. It means taking precautions to make sure you can run forever. Things like wearing reflective clothing at night or wearing a Road ID when you run outside.




By that standard, I guess I've only recently joined the ranks of the "real runners." I used to run frequently on trails without any identification. Luckily I never had any problems, but other people have not been so lucky. If you are in an accident or need medical attention, you should ALWAYS have some form of identification on you with a phone number. If you were in the hospital, wouldn't you want your mom/husband/sister there as soon as possible?

Alright, I promise this will end up a fun post. But for now, please keep in mind that you can follow this tiny precaution and help you get the medical attention necessary, when you need it most. When you can't speak, let your Road ID speak for you. 

I chose to get the Road ID in Wrist ID Slim. It's the smallest band I could find, and it fits perfectly around my wrist. I got it in blue, but it comes in several colors. P.S.--I'm not Jamie Johnson, nor do I live in L.A. - I wish.

On my band, I have my full name, my cell number, and my husband's name and number. You can put anything that might be important, including blood type, medical allergies or the area where you live. There are 5 lines you can fill with text, so it's also a good place to put motivational words or quotes to help you get through those long runs. Mine says "Promises to Keep and Miles to Go Before I Sleep," in reference to a Robert Frost poem.

There are countless style of Road ID to choose from. Slim wrist bands, cloth bands, IDs that affix to your shoe, to be worn around your neck, or special ones to affix to your dog's collar (a Scout ID!). They come to you in a metallic box--a sign of sturdiness. I liked that.


One winner will win their own Road ID, in any color or any style of your choosing. Here's how to enter:
Be sure to leave one comment for EACH entry!

+1 Follow Gourmet Runner, and let me know you do
+1 Like Road ID on Facebook, and let them know I sent you
+1 Like Gourmet Runner on Facebook
+1 Tell me what motivational quote or mantra you would have on your Road ID
+1 Spread the word about this giveaway, and let me know how you did

Easy! If you want a coupon for $1 your own RoadID order, send me an email or write on my Facebook wall and I'll get the code over to you. 

The giveaway will run until Saturday, October 8th at midnight. Good luck!

Road ID provided me with this item free of charge, but the opinions are entirely my own.



Comments

  1. Great giveaway! I have the slim in pink :)

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  2. Love my Road ID, but its getting old and stinky... perfect time for a new one!
    +1 Already follow Gourmet Runner

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  3. +1 Already Like Gourmet Runner on FB

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  4. Someday you wont be able to do this...today is not that day! Not sure if it's too much but It's what I tell myself often.

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  5. I would put my favorite Moody Blues quote on my Road ID.

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  6. +1 Current Mantra - Lead me, Follow me, or get the hell outta my way! Open for suggestions on a new one.

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  7. My mantra that I would put on my Road Id would be "You Got This, Now Do It!"

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  8. My running quote would say...Hard now, easy later

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  9. Mantra "You can quit and no one will care, but you will always know!"

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  10. my current roadID says "that's what she said" does that count as a mantra?

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  11. If I were to put a mantra on there, I'd put "Strength is Beauty". Holla!!!!

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  12. I liked Road ID on Facebook! Those guys with their arms crossed checking me out.. made me feel sexy. I'm blushing.

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  13. I just ordered one for myself last week! It hasn't arrived yet but I'm pretty excited to see how it turned out!

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  14. Shared this mofo on Facebeezy. I apologize for all the slang I used in the last 5 posts.

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  15. Like Road ID's fb page and I told them you sent me!

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  16. I love my road id! I have the red sport band and I don't go out without it... ever. It fits tight and I forget I even have it on. Great giveaway! I don't wanna enter because I already have one, but yayyy love this product.

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  17. What a great lead in to this! "Being a real runner means taking precautions to continue running for life" - love it!!

    I follow you :)

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  18. A Little Extra Effort is what I would put on mine because a favorite quote of mine since the summer I was 12 (and in basketball camp) is "The difference between good and great is just a little extra effort."

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  19. I like RoadID on FB and gave you a little shout out

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  20. I put the motivational quote of "believe & persevere" on mine!

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  21. I'd probably put something like, "try not to die" on mine. ha.

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  22. +1 Like Gourmet Runner on Facebook

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  23. +1 Like Road ID on Facebook, and let them know I sent you

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  24. I like Road ID on FB and I posted on their wall about you!!

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  25. I have a RoadID and mine says "Keep Moving Forward" - Walt Disney quote :D

    I posted about my RoadID quote finding experience as well! Here: http://shiawaselife.wordpress.com/2011/07/31/disney-running/

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  26. I tweeted about this giveaway! (@krissymmurphy)

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  27. Philippian 4.13 I can do all things through christ or Believe and Conquer

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  28. Like RoadID on fb and said you sent me.

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  29. linked on my sidebar of my blog

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  30. I shared this giveaway on facebook and my blog sidebar!

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  31. Hard to decide what to put. Maybe "Runner for life."

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  32. This is one of the quotes I like "Pain is weakness leaving the body" and I also like "I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul"

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  33. I spread the word about this giveaway!

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  34. I like RoadID on Facebook and talked you up at the same time. I'm sorta talented like that.

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  35. I'd put "That's what she said" on my RoadID. Because it's funny and hopefully if there was me and another runner that needed help, they'd save the funny girl first.

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  36. I like Gourmet Runner on FB!!!

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  37. I would put "One Step at a Time" on mine!

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  38. I gave you a shout out in my blog post today :)

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  39. I would put either:

    "Pain is fear leaving the body"

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    "With every breath, I grow stronger"

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  40. I liked RoadID on fb and told them you sent me :)

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  41. already like road id on facebook but told them your sent me anyway ;)

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  42. "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit." - Aristotle

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  43. Great giveaway! I have the slim in green, and bought my sister the slim in black for her birthday :)

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  44. What an awesome giveaway!! I follow your blog! :)

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  45. I liked Road ID on FB! And told them you sent me over!

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  46. I have a road ID, so I'm totally not entering this. But, I need to FIND mine. hahahaha.

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  47. i am your follower for life!!!

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  48. i already stalk you on FB as well!

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  49. i think i would have mine say something about my blog name (i am a little obsessed I guess...haha): conquer pain, embrace pride and persevere!

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  50. I liked Gourmet Runner on Facebook!

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  51. The mantra I would put on the Road ID is "It never gets easier, you just gets better"

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  52. I already follow your blog, great giveaway!

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  53. I'm a follower.

    Kiley @ DailyVitaminF

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  54. I posted this on my blog - http://dailyvitaminf.blogspot.com/2011/10/total-giveaway-tuesday-34.html

    Kiley @ DailyVitaminF

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  55. Weird, sometimes I can comment and sometimes I can't. I don't know about the quote...maybe Dream it. Plan it. Do it. ...or... THANK GOD FOR ONE MORE DAY

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  56. I already have a road ID and it says, "I had the right of way" on it. I want first responders to know I was right.

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  57. I follow you on blogger and facebook!

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  58. I would put the following mantra on my RoadID "I run to be"

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  59. I like road id on fb and told them you sent me!

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  60. I have a Road ID and my mantra on it says: let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us - It helps me to look at it during hard times on my run!

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  61. I'm a follower! I don't have a road id but I do carry my phone with me when I run, so I would love a road id.

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  62. and my motivational is the exact same as melissa @ green mountain runner.. i'd get run with perseverance.. that's the tattoo i want to get one day as well.

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  63. I couldn't agree with you more, my dad got me started years ago and I made my husband get one - we both have the velcro tab that goes on our shoes and it's great!

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  64. it's so hard to pick only one motovational quote and mantra ... maybe "he who angers you conquers you"?

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  65. I'm already your follower. I've been wanting a Road ID for a while as I'm a cyclist. Riding on the road is always risky.

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  66. My mantra is "If the contestants on the Biggest Loser can go from Couch to Marathon in 6 months, so can I!"

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  67. great giveaway! i have the wrist id elite and my mantra is 'be strong, believe'

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  68. I already have a RoadID, so I'm not offically entering :). I do follow your blog, so if I do win, I have a friend who could use one! I run alone all the time so having RoadID makes me feel like at least the husband will know when I drop dead halfway through the killer hill by our house.

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  69. I dont really have a mantra, but I thought not having one should count as telling you. :)

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  70. I like Road ID on FB and told them you sent me!

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  71. If I won the Road ID, I would have some lyrics from one of my favorite Ben Harper songs inscribed on it. I love the Road ID Elite!

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  72. I tweeted about this great giveaway! @seepaigerun

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  73. Totally just started following you :)

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  74. The quote I would put on my ID would be "All it takes is all you got." --Marc Davis

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  75. I liked Gourmet Runner on Facebook

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  76. I shared your page on Facebook

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  77. i liked road id on fb.... been meaning to get one, so it would be cool to win it!

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  78. and one more entry..... on my road id i'd say "jai hanuman!"

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  79. My Road ID needs to be replaced. It has old info on it so I stopped wearing it. (I KNOW) I've been eyeing the pink slim that way I can use ot for cycling too. (had the shoe one previously)
    I would prollynout Hebrews 12:1 on it OR Faith not Fear (my mantra this year!)

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  80. Already a follower! (stalker...lol)

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  81. Already like RoadID on facebook!

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  82. Never quit "tri"ing! I'm a triathlon nut!

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  83. I'm a follower, and HUGE fan!! :)

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  84. I posted your giveaway on my side bar under "win this".

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  85. I would put BE AMAZING TODAY on my roadid (I think) or maybe NEVER GIVE UP.

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  86. I liked Road ID on FB and said that you sent me!

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  87. great giveaway!! i have the slim in black.. and my mantra is "one step at a time"... since i'm epileptic... it's so necessary! awesome idea.

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  88. I liked Road ID on facebook and told them you sent me!

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  89. My favorite quote that gets me through my runs is Phillipians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength."

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  90. +1 Follow Gourmet Runner, and let me know you do - I DO I DO :)

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  91. +1 Like Road ID on Facebook, and let them know I sent you - I already liked them, but I like them again!

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  92. +1 Like Gourmet Runner on Facebook - I'm so gonna win this, I like you on FB since you started your page up woooo!

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  93. +1 Tell me what motivational quote or mantra you would have on your Road ID - Philippians 4:13

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  94. +1 Spread the word about this giveaway, and let me know how you did - I blogged you! Check it outt and cross your fingers I win for a change!!

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