Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Safety first!

My heart goes out to Ashley after her accident, I wish her a speedy recovery!

Her fall reminds me of a very VERY important part of exercise: carrying ID at all times.

When I started training for my first 5k, I often had to stop and rest. My heart felt like it was going to burst out of my chest if I took one more step. 

I almost passed out once and a fellow jogger saw me wobble and asked if I was OK. I couldn't even say my name and barely had enough energy to nod yes. If I had passed out, I had nothing other than my Mazda car key for identification.

I did not know that I had a heart condition at the time. My doctor discovered it many months later when I saw him for a bad cold. He discovered that I have tachycardia, a potentially serious elevated heart rate. My heart beats faster than it should, even in a normal resting state.This can cause BIG problems if I am not careful. If I run too hard too fast, I can rip cardiac tissue or even go into cardiac arrest.

I am happy to say that I did completed my training successfully and crossed the 5K finish line smiling. On my race # there was a coupon for RoadID.com and I decided to check it out. The concept was so simple, the testimonials were scarily real, and I ordered one that very day.
Now I NEVER EVER EVER NEVER NEVER exercise without wearing my Road ID. It can speak for me when I am not able to speak for myself.

Since I just ordered my second Road ID (the blue one is the slim version), I have three $1 off coupon codes to share. I posted them on Caitlin's blog comments and also here. Try one of the following codes to get $1 off your $10 purchase (These are first-come first-served so I apologize if they've already been used!)
Go get your Road ID now!!!

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