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    A smart IDea…


    Don’t want to carry your ID on a run?  Afraid of losing it?  Too inconvenient?

    Well maybe you have some points, but really, running without any ID or contact information is just a bad idea.  If you are ever in a situation where you can’t communicate, you need to have something on you that identifies who you are, how to get in touch with your emergency contacts, and any important medical information.

    If you want to keep it really basic, slip a piece of paper with the pertinent information under the insert in your shoe.  Emergency services should know to look there.

    There are other options.  Personally, I have a “dog-tag” style ID from Road ID.   On one side it has my name, phone number, my husband’s cell number, my parents’ number, my blood type, and that I have no known allergies.  The fun side is the back – you can get any number of cool pictures on it – mine happens to be a Canadian flag.  (In retrospect I think I would like the shoe-ID better, but the dog-tag just looks so cool!)

    Less pricey are the dog-tags from Artscow, also customizable with artwork, and though not as nice as the Road ID, it is excellent for the price.

    Or another option is simply to get a pet tag engraved at your local pet store that you can attach to your shoelace, keychain, the drawstring of your shorts, or anything like that.

    It was a long time before I finally got around to getting an ID tag made.  I just never seemed to get around to it.    No one plans to be in a situation where they’ll need one, so consider this a “gentle reminder”:  do it right now!  Or add it to your to-do list, but make sure it is the list of things to do before the end of the week, not the list of things to do “sometime”!

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    A runner for just over four years, Karen has already completed a marathon, two half marathons and a variety of 5k and 10k races. She describes her first marathon - the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon last September - as "a nightmare." However, she met a very interesting person in the process - a man named Sydney who was running his 152nd marathon! Although the race didn't go as well as planned for Karen or Sydney, he showed her that no matter how experienced a runner you are, you can still have a bad day. "Does that mean we shouldn't bother to prepare, or maybe just shouldn't bother at all? Of course not!" says Karen. "In the end, it is what we make it." We like her optimism!