Marathon(s) training is officially underway. Not only have I been running and speed training, but I have also been keeping up with my cross training my going to boot camp 2 days a week and sessions with my personal trainer 1 day a week. I am getting a lot out of my weekly speed training and I am enjoying my long runs with friends. The long run mileage has yet to creep higher than I am use to running. I am actually cutting back my mileage from wintertime. I was used to running no less than 10 miles and usually more. I’ll try to enjoy this cut back because I know the mileage will be creeping back up before I know it.
With fall training in full effect for many of us I wanted to share with you my cool shoe ID tags that I recently purchased. While on a run I usually carry my phone in my SPI belt. However, it would be nice to leave it behind on my shorter runs. I noticed that many of my running friends have ID tags on their shoes so I went to Google to check them out. I found that the ones marketed specifically to runners were a bit pricey, $18-$20. I decided to that I would suck it up and get one for the sake of safety.
While I was in the process of ordering one of these expensive ID tags I was asked to decide what I would have printed on the tag. I wasn’t exactly sure what information to include so I consulted Google. While researching I stumbled upon a message board thread where runners were discussing this same topic and one poster mentioned that they got their ID tag from a pet website called Loveyourpets.com for $3.95. Of course I clicked on the link to check it out.
The price couldn’t be beat so I ordered not 1 but 3 ID tags, which actually made the price even less. And you don’t have to get an ID tag shaped like a bone or a paw. They come in normal shapes too. Unless you want one shaped like a bone; I promise I won’t judge.
This is what I felt was important to include on the ID tag:
Phone number (of my ICE contact)
NKA blood type
I’m really happy with my purchase since I was able to get 3 tags for less than half the price I would have otherwise paid for the other one.
Do you carry ID when you run?