Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Who Are You?

I finally got my Road ID in the mail this weekend! Since day one, my Dad told me to get an ID, to have on me or my shoes, while I was out running. I listened and got a small dog tag with one phone number listed for my cheap shoes. However, I was rarely ever a mile from home at this point. And furthermore, I got real shoes and a new number a few weeks later and never got another ID.
But, flash forward 4 years and I have now followed my Dad's advice and I've got my ID.

The nice shiny tin it was delivered in
I ordered the "Wrist ID Elite" from Road ID. I chose blue, not a big surprise, right? Their website shows all the different wrist models, and an ankle model, a necklace, and shoe models. They provide several different colors to choose from as well. Ordering from their site,
was super simple and quick. 
The site also includes testimony after testimony of how an ID quite literally saved someone's life.
Listed all my vitals and an inspirational phrase
"If you can't speak for yourself, Road ID will speak for you."
The quote says it all. I've been very lucky that I haven't been in a situation where I couldn't speak for myself. But now, me and my family can rest easier knowing I'll have a voice wrapped around my wrist when I'm "out there."

The voice to speak for me
I've been very pleased with my choice. My ID is light weight and I cut it down to size. So it fits me just right. I actually forget it's there, that's what I was hoping for. I can easily clean it when it gets too sweaty as well.

I don't have any major medical condtions or allegies so I had a little more room for an inspirational phrase. I chose to put a note to my son. I had limited characters so I struggled to get it just right.
That little boy is my muse. He's been there since my first mile, watching me push myself pass my previous abilities. My heart's desire is that this will help him grow to know that he shouldn't limit himself, he should dream big, and mostly never give up. When I'm struggling to get up a hill, when I'm out of breath, or when I'm just completely spent, he's the thought that enters my mind. And then somehow the strength to push through shows up.
July 4, 2006- Judah watching me run my first 1 Mile race

And most importantly I believe with my whole heart:

Philippians 4:13 (New International Version, ©2010)

13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. 

I think I got my money's worth on the last two lines of the ID.

The worst thing that's happened to me this season was when I fell and scraped up my knee. I was all alone and more embarrassed than hurt. I snapped a pic and sent it to my husband (ahhh....living in a world with smart phones...), told him where I was and ran home. Now if it had been my head instead, who knows what might have happened. I also have run in other cities this season. Whether in a race or just in a neighborhood, there wasn't anyone near who could have spoken for me.
The aftermath of kissing the pavement
So, I'm going to give you my Dad's advice, "Get an ID." And I'm going to add my own, "Don't wait so long to do it!"
Zach B. running in the blizzard of 2011- Photo by Travis Heying
The winter finally showed up here in Wichita this week. Not all of us are as crazy as my friend Zach, but many of us are still getting out there. It's cold and slick, prime conditions for a fall or injury. Do you have your Road ID?

If the answer is no, my friends at Road ID want to help you out. They are going to give one of you an eCard to road ID. With the card you can order any ID of your choice.
So here's what you need to do:
Leave comments letting me know:
1. What model you would choose if you won (Check the site http://RoadID.com)
2. What fun phrase would you include as a motivator on your ID
3. You "Liked" them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/RoadID)
4. You follow them on Twitter (http://twitter.com/#!/roadid)
5. You think I'm awesome. (okay, that won't help you win, but it'll make me happy)

Each one of those tasks will get you a separate entry into a random drawing for the eCard. I will hold the drawing in one week. Good luck everyone, and be safe out there!


  1. Quite a testimonial. RoadID should add you to their payroll. I've actually got 2 of them myself, both for the shoes, both Xmas gifts.

  2. I have the interactive Road ID for my shoe (the one where all your info is online rather than on the tag itself). I have mixed feelings about it though. I love that I can easily change my info and give LOTS of info...but it takes extra time to get the info to first responders - who knows how precious those minutes might be! I keep thinking I'd like to have another one that is the standard one with the phone numbers and all on it right there as well. That way, if I'm home and the numbers are current, I would use that one. But if I'm away and the phone numbers won't reach anyone (or Hubby is depoyed, or what-have-you) then I can use the interactive one with the correct info. I think I might like the elite wrist in purple :)

  3. Oh, and I already follow Road ID on twitter :) I think I "like" them on faceook as well, but I'm going to go check right now.....

  4. Yep, I already like them on facebook :)

  5. I might put "Run with endurance" as in "... And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us." Hebrews 12:1

  6. You are awesome ;) lol

  7. I would choose the wrist id elite in the color black. Secondly, I think my fun phrase would have to be "Character Building". This phrase of course in reference to my favorite cartoon strip of all time, Calvin and Hobbes.

    Of course I'll like them, I think the idea is a pretty good idea! :D OK that is done. Followed on twitter.

    What thinking you are awesome doesn't help? Well I'm certain it doesn't hurt either.

  8. melanie g11:04 PM CST

    Already have the elite in black and I do like it altho the clasp seems loose despite being sent a repair kit from the company. Since I can no longer safely have my blood pressure taken on my left arm, I felt it was important to include that information on mine...thus no room for inspirational quote! I also wear mine when I am driving...just in case!

  9. 1. Wrist ID Elite- Blue (fav color)
    2. Phrase: WSW
    3-4. Like them on facebook and twitter
    5. Is there any doubt?

  10. I really would like to have the ankle id in pink. My motivation statement....Keep Going!
    Like them on facebook...but I don't twitter. I personaly think you are awesome and an inspiration! Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  11. This would be great as I run around a new city and train for races this year!

    1. Wrist ID Elite (orange, pink or red)
    2. Just Keep Running
    3. Check!
    4. Check!
    5. Your long miles inspire me to run at least two! Working toward my first marathon this fall!

  12. Win or not, I will own one soon. I have been looking at them for a couple months .. now I'm motivated
    1. Wrist ID Elite (Blue or Black)
    2. How far? How fast? OK .. DONE!
    3. Likin' em
    4. Followin' em
    5. You are an inspiration to all! Keep at it. (P.S. You are AWESOME!)

  13. Anonymous5:24 PM CST

    1. Same as yours, maybe pink
    2. Dream big...and have the balls to go after it.
    3. Done
    4. Done
    5. Yep I do. Especially since we have the same name AND spell it the same way! Woot, Woot!


  14. I would want the Wrist Elite in red. I have wanted one of these for a couple of years. However, my other half believes this is just a running extra and as long as I have my cell phone I am ok. If I were to put a saying I would use the one I have lived by since the time I received my salvation. I can do ALL Things! Philipians 4:13. However, I actually am allergic to some medications that I do not wear a bracelet or necklace, so if someone found me ont the road they wouldn't have any idea. I have liked them on FB and Twitter. Of course you are awesome, and such an inspiration to me. What an opportunity I have had to see you from where you started to where you are. Of course you have some pretty awesome parents so what can you expect? :)

  15. I would like the wrist elite in green! I have been completely crazy and ran without anything bc I'm just in town, right? Well, after a scare one dark early morning-I started carrying a phone. I know, its crazy.
    My motivational line would be "From Lame to Leaping"-not just in running but in life.

  16. Oh, and I do like them on facebook...as of now! :)

  17. In regards to your earlier comment about Jimmy Dean Sausage commercial: You mean I don't remind you of Brad Pitt?☺ So are you saying I'm fat and round, or just bright? jk. I know whatcha mean.

  18. Becky Stover3:51 PM CST

    Ok...Here goes

    1. Wrist ID Elite (purple)
    2. Run Mom Run
    3. Done
    4. I don't tweet/twit. This gonna hurt my chances?
    5. Of course you are awesome...and inspiring!!

  19. Lacy! Thank you for hosting this contest! So fun!! I first saw you in the paper the weekend of the 2010 Wichita Marathon. I became a runner just months prior. Running a marathon has been a goal of mine for 3 years. I never liked running, never ran further than 2-3 miles...but I knew it was something I could train my mind to do. It was training my legs that I wasn't so sure about. But I kept on believing...telling my mind it was possible...and just months before the Prairie Fire, I trained my legs to follow my mind. I know you know the excitement I felt the weekend of my first Half Marathon! I saw you and your blue do-rag...and you have been an inspiration since! So...I have followed RoadID on twitter and liked em on facebook. I checked out the ID's and I would choose the Wrist ID Elite like you have, only in black. It's my color. :) And for my inspirational quote, because it is the only thing that kept me going while training for my first Full Marathon - the Route 66 in Tulsa: "OUR DOUBTS ARE TRAITORS" Full quote by William Shakespeare: "Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt."

    Kristen (thisgirlsworld on twitter...)

  20. Mike Stout6:31 PM CST

    nice blog... i've been looking at getting a road id for a while, now's my chance! no more being careless on those early morning runs! my family will thank me!
    ok, here's my contest info:

    1. wrist id elite - green
    2. "daddy, run"
    3. liked on facebook
    4. following on twitter
    5. you? yes, you're awesome.

    THANKS! Keep running and blogging!

  21. i've toyed with getting a road id...

    1. wrist id elite, purple for my kstate cats..
    2. "run the race set out before you"
    3. no facebook account (yet)
    4. not a twitterer
    5. you're awesome...by the way i was meaning to tell you we went to road to bethlehem over christmas...thought it was really cool and may make it an annual family event...

    happy new year..