Monday, January 31, 2011

January in Numbers and a RoadID Giveaway

Can you believe it is the end of January already?  I saw that someone else had their monthly numbers up today, and I was stunned that it was time for that already!  I can't say I'm all that upset with the speed at which this month has flown by.  It means we are 31 days closer to spring!!!

Here are the numbers:

Swim: 8h 59m  27750 yards
Bike: 21h 55m 48s  121.4 miles all on trainer or in spin class
Run: 6h 10m 12s  37.43
TRX/Yoga: 6h 30m

Total: 43h 36m

And now for the giveaway.  I recently was able to connect with Scott from OutsidePR about doing some reviews and giveaways on My Life as a Trimommy.  So, in celebration of being 31 days closer to spring and looking forward to getting out on the road, I am giving away a RoadID.

I consider a RoadID as just basic equipment that everyone needs.  Just like you would never think of going for a ride without a helmet (hopefully) or going for a run without clothes on (I was going to put shoes, but then remembered there are quite a few people who run without shoes on a regular basis), you shouldn't be outside training without a RoadID.  For those of you who might not know what a RoadID is, it is basically a bracelet that has contact information in case you were in an accident and unable to speak for yourself.  Just two summers ago here in Syracuse, a woman on a bike was hit and was unidentified for several hours.  I can't even imagine the anguish her family must have felt when they found out.  I never want that to happen to my family.

My first RoadID was of the velcro variety, and I have gotten a lot of use out it as evidenced by its eu de training.  Since I started wearing it about three years ago or so, however, some of the important information like phone numbers has changed, so I figured it was time to get a new one.  This time around I opted for the Wrist ID Elite, which has a rubberized band and a watch-like clasp.  The RoadID website is super easy to navigate and design your personalized RoadID. (It also has a sexy picture of Craig Alexander, but that is neither here nor there.)  I input all of my info and a few days later I got this in the mail:


So, here's a little secret about me...I love little boxes.  I don't know what it is, but, while my husband has been chomping at the bit to throw this box out, you know, since it's what's inside that matters and not the box in of itself, I just want to keep this for something.  The practical side of me realizes that I can't keep everything, so instead of keeping it for myself, I will give it to Ryan, who has inherited my love for little boxes.

Anyway, on to the good stuff...what's inside.


Once I figured out how to size it, I popped this baby on.  I think I might need to make it just a touch smaller for my weirdly out of proportion to my body teeny-tiny wrist.  You can see most of the info I chose to include.  I decided I didn't really need to put my phone numbers out for the world to see.

One of the things I love about my RoadID is my little motto at the bottom.  This is the same motto I have on my old RoadID.  When I first put it on my old one, I don't think I really believed it yet.  I remember the moment during my first olympic distance triathlon that it became a realization to me.  Now it is just part of my psyche, but I like to remind myself as often as I can that, yes, I am an athlete.

I am giving away one RoadID of the winner's choice.  Here's what you need to do to enter:

Mandatory - Leave a comment for each entry.
1.  Be a follower/friend of My Life as a Trimommy - leave a comment.
2.  Visit the RoadID website, and design your RoadID.  Leave a comment telling me which style and color you would choose.

Bonus Entries - Leave a comment for each entry.
3.  Leave a comment telling me what motto or funny/inspirational/random phrase you would put on your RoadID.
4.  Like RoadID on Facebook or follow @RoadID on Twitter, and post or tweet about this giveaway.
5.  Follow me (@trimommyKelly) on Twitter.

I will choose a random winner on Monday, February 7!!

74 comments :

  1. This is on my upcoming 40th birthday wish list!

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  2. I would love the Road Wrist I.D. Elite in purple.

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  3. Personalization: "For my children."

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  4. And I would pick a black wrist ID sport.

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  5. ...and would like a blue wrist ID sport model...

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  6. ...and have liked Road ID on FB, and posted about it!

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  7. I'm not really sure what I would put on it. I think I have to think harder about that. Maybe the word, "Think!" 'cause sometimes I'm in need of a reminder :)

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  8. "Subject to severe allergic reaction; look for EpiPen." Oooh, inspirational. :)

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  9. …And I follow you on Twitter as Ironmom2011. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. What a great Idea!! The Elite Green:)

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  11. I am a follower :) and yes, you are an athlete!!

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  12. Well since I just got a new bike and it is orange, I would go with the RoadID Elite in Orange. And I would def get a motivational tagline on it too--lately my word has been BELIEVE

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  13. I guess I should read all the way down on the ways to enter huh?? lol...

    so, as I mentioned I would get BELIEVE or Don't just TRI-TRI hard!

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  14. I've had my eye on the blue shoe ID, I can't have another thing on my wrist.

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  15. follow Road ID on twitter, off to tweet the giveaway.

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  16. I would have "Go Get 'em" on the ID.

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  17. I lost my RoadID and I NEED a new one! I follow ya...

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  18. I would get the Wrist ID Elite in black or green...

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  19. and I would get "Will run for bacon" on my ID.

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  20. I think I would have to go with a green Elite model! Go Trakkers!

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  21. "Run in such a way as to get the prize."

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  22. I like the phrase "Train Hard, Race Harder"

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  23. I love my RoadId. I don't go anywhere without it!

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  24. I would put running with boys on my id

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  25. Either the Road ID Elite or the ankle ID in PINK Of course!

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  26. I would put Jeremiah 29:11 - it was my BFF's favorite verse and I lost her to Cancer in 2009. I run, I tri b/c of her

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  27. I follow road id on FB and twitter

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  28. First - great job in January! :)

    Second, I'm a follower! :)

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  29. I love RoadID and need a new one DESPERATELY. I'd have a hard time choosing between the new Elite or the trusty old ankle (which is great for tris). Hum... and colow - maybe black, maybe pink, maybe Trakker green! :)

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  30. My favorite motto is "I can, therefore I will".

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  31. Nice January numbers!

    I follow your blog on google reader...

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  32. I follow you on Twitter... (but sadly you don't follow me. *sniff*)

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  33. I'd put "Believe" on my ID. Because on this IM journey I'm imagining there are going to be some days when I'll need a reminder...

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  34. Tweeted! @MyLifeRunning: Win an @RoadID from @TrimommyKelly! http://tiny.cc/xjgzs #triathlon #giveaway

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  35. Love my road ID too. Got my sis and brother in law some for x-mas.

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  36. ankle id in blue (cause really it looks purple).

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  37. following you on twitter already.

    booya. 5 entries.

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  38. I would LOVE a Road ID brancelet!! Pretty Please.

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  39. My solgan would have to be "Never Give Up"

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  40. I have a velcro RoadID, but like you some info has changed. I'd love a Wrist ID Elite..in red!

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  41. The motto I live by is "Love the life you live"

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  42. alright, I am commenting, follow you on twitter, and follow Road ID on fb and twitter so that gets me a couple entries :)

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  43. and my motto until the day I die will be "go big or go home" :)

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  44. i am a follower and i like the orange elite road id.

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  45. I just "Liked" Road ID on facebook, mine would say "Grace"

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  46. I also follow road id on twitter.

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  47. I would write go big or go home on my id

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  48. I'm a new follower - over from Forward Foot Strides.

    mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

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  49. I would like the shoe id in red.

    mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

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  50. I think I might put "Help, I've fallen and can't get up" on my road id.

    mystorychapter2.blogspot.com

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