…and a big NAH-NAH to my Husband

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SO, about a week ago, I suggested to my Husband that I get a road ID.  it was during my run that I begun to think, “hmmmm what if something happens to me?  like maybe I pass out from low bloos sugar (totally valid), or get hit by a car, or worse…”  I don’t carry ANYTHING on me when I run, and I read Caitlin’s blog often, www.healthytippingpoint.com who talks of hers often.  Husband sort of shunned me a bit, saying “I don’t like to think of those things happening to you.”  Although, I think he doesn’t take me seriously sometimes (not that I can blame his, as I have trouble taking MYSEL seriuosly sometimes)… ANYWAY, today on Caitlin’s blog, she talked about the importance of ROAD ID (please Santa!!!????):

SAYS CAITLIN-

“Why carry ID while exercising, you may ask?

The CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reports that in the United States, over 1,000,000 people a year enter the ER unconscious or are otherwise unable to provide any information, such as: 

  • Who they are
  • Who to contact
  • Blood type
  • Allergies
  • Medical conditions
  • Medications
  • Whether they have health insurance

 

It takes hospitals, on average, over 6 hours to find this information when a John or Jane Doe arrives at the hospital!  As a result, hospitals waste time when they could be providing treatment.

I’m a HUGE proponent of wearing and/or carrying identification on your person while running. ”

Done and done.  So there, Husband 😉

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