In that time, I have become an enormous advocate of ROAD ID. My stumping for the product was brought home to me personally when I was hit by a car last August. Fortunate enough to not have been knocked unconscious, I was still groggy enough to point to my ROAD ID when the EMTs arrived to ask me who I was and everything else needed to make me safe. Ironically, one of the EMTs was a ROAD ID wearer himself and actually recognized me from a ROAD ID ad in Runner's World a few years ago.
I was recently talking with a friend who has "been thinking" about getting a ROAD ID for quite some time now. Well, it is now time to stop thinking about getting one and get one. Will ROAD ID create a forcefield around you and make you impervious to accidents? Obviously not. However, as I said in my ad above, it is about providing peace of mind for those who care about you and adding precious seconds to those trying to help you in the case of an emergency. You never hope to have to use your sealtbelt, but if you ever have you are happy you were wearing it.
Now, as a ROAD ID ambassador, I am doing what I can to help spread the word about making sure people be aware of who you are in the event of an emergency. As I sat with the owners of ROAD ID and we hashed out plans to work together for hopefully the next half of a decade and beyond, we spoke about the video I helped them create to wish Levi Leipheimer luck on going for his fourth Tour of California win, how ROAD ID can continue to be at the forefront of the athletic movement, and most importantly, how others can be as safe as possible out there while they enjoy the events which make them smile. I know one way for sure and that is to Go get your ROAD ID!