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!!!????):
“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
- Medical conditions
- 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 😉