Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Celebration Cupcake & Giveaway!

Tuesday morning, 9:15 am
It was a late start to the day for me but I was battling a head cold and poor sleep habits since Sunday. I slept in until 6:30 am-yes, that is WAY late for me. Not only was I dealing with this congested head but my tummy was not feeling too happy either.
Today's training plan called for a bike time trail with Charles, Evil Bike/Triathlon Guru at 10:00am followed by a 3 mile run. There was little doubt that I was going to back out of the TT and Charles understood once he got a good look at me.
It became a date with the treadmill. I knew I had to log 5 miles to finish up my miles for The Cupcake Marathon and even if I had to run those miles at a 10 minute pace today, I was gonna finish this AND sweat this cold out of me.
Now to add a little twist to the mix-due to the previously mentioned tummy ache I did not eat anything this morning before going to the gym. Nor did I have anything besides coffee to drink.
I jumped on the treadmill, popped on some motivational music and pressed GO! A slow start but about 7 mins in I could feel my run rhythm coming along. I was feeling pretty ick by 4.35 miles and could have easily called it a day there. I was definitely feeling the lack of calories and fluids now. Luckily, I had some HEED with me and plenty of water! Drink it up girl and get your backside in gear. At this time, I threw on my favorite song of the week (I Need a Doctor by Dr. Dre and Eminem) and this pushed me thru the miles. I finished this run at a 7:47 pace and ran for 6 miles.
I then felt a bit of nausea and took an easy cooldown on the bike...until Miss Mara from the Kids Klub came to get me on behalf of Lola. Who then all of a sudden did not have to go potty anymore. Instead she wanted to "ride the bike" next to me-Lucky for you, I had my camera handy.


I don't get it Mom? This is EASY! Why do you sweat so much???


The Cupcake Marathon miles are done and here is my official recap:
3/14: No pictures I forgot 3.1 miles in 24 mins
3/15: Again, no pictures, dang it! 2 miles (off the bike) in 17 mins


3/16: picture attempted, fail! But witness by fellow my friend, fellow Cupcaker and blogger, Andrea. For details on this amazing attempt you can always catch it here.  5 miles in 41 mins




3/17: no pics of this either 2.24 miles (off the bike/cooldown) in 20 mins but I did a double run on this day which I totally forgot about! Ran 3.25 miles with Dawn in 30 mins outside that afternoon and I took a pic of my Garmin!


3/18: no run


3/19: Running in Boston! Pics of me on Storrow Drive AND my Garmin! 8.85 miles 




3/22: I remembered my camera again! And I did not shut off the TM before I took a picture! 6.02 miles
Total Miles: 30.63 miles
Total Time: 4:34
Avg Pace: 8:56

This was a fun virtual race and I look forward to the Fall Edition. I also hear rumors of a Pizza Triathlon!! Yay for pizza...


This brings me to the celebration part!
Spring is in the air for most of you-this is what I woke up to on Tuesday morning...


With the Spring weather comes more outside activity like running and biking outside.
I pray to God that each and every one of you will never need it but each and every one of you should have it:

A RoadID!!

Last year I finally got myself a RoadID-sweet little pink WristID Sport at the Maine Marathon Expo and I love(d) it! That is until I could no longer find it. I suspect that little fingers (aka Lola) got ahold of it and it is sitting on the bottom of her toy box or one of her play pocketbooks as we speak.

I definitely needed to replace the missing RoadID especially since I am getting outside now. This time I decided to go with the Wrist ID Elite and picked orange to match my new bike colors. Orange is the new pink right??

The Wrist ID Elite just might be the sexiest ID in the Road ID lineup. With its rubberized band and watch-style buckle, this sleek ID has you covered on the bike, in the boardroom and everywhere in-between. It's perfect for all of your outdoor activities and knows how to play it cool at formal events.

This time I also decided to make some changes as to what info I would put on the ID.
I actually read the little hints and tips that popped up while creating my RoadID.
Last time I put my full address-this time I did not!
Last time I did not put any motivational saying or words-this time I did!
I put my name, year of birth, emergency contacts and then the last two lines read-

...BELIEVE...
BE FEARLESS
The package arrived perfectly protected
Lola could not wait to open the pretty silver box!

Pretty, can I have it Mama??

Everything I needed to set up my new Road ID Elite

The first attempt at finding the right size was a tad off-too big! But that's ok-there is plenty of space to make adjustments. I do suggest being conservative when cutting. Remember what my father-in-law always says "Measure twice but cut only once. You can always cut more but you cannot add more!"


Second "fitting" was a success! I love the fit and feel of the Elite ID and it'll match Tiger! It'll also match the theme of my new "A" race of the 2011 season but I'm saving that for another post!


Here it is! The Cupcake Celebration

It was super easy to fit, I love the style and comfort of the Elite model and hope that you like it as much as I do!

As I said earlier, I hope and pray that you never need to use you RoadID but I think each and every active person should have one-it does not matter if you walk around the block or run double digits daily.

1. If you can’t speak for yourself, Road ID will speak for you.
2. Road ID enables First Responders to immediately contact family members and friends.
3. Road ID enables family members to provide additional details about your health or give consent for potentially life saving procedures.
4. Road ID enables hospital staff to locate vital medical records.
5. Road ID can communicate medical conditions or allergy information to medical staff.
6. Road ID can prevent serious delays in treatment by saving crucial time during the “golden hour” of medical treatment.
7. It’s far better to have Road ID and not need it than to need Road ID and not have it. It’s not just a piece of gear, it’s peace of mind.
8. Accidents happen far more than you think they do. Each year approximately 450,000 of us are taken to hospitals unconscious and without identification.
9. Road ID looks good on and makes a statement about your athletic lifestyle – not to mention that studies would probably prove that people that wear Road ID are considerably smarter than those that don’t.
10. Road ID can save your Life. Period.

So how do you enter to win a RoadID of your own?
Leave a separate comment for each entry:

1) MANDATORY Visit RoadID and tell me what model and color you will pick if you win. I also want to know what motivational word or phrase you will have put on your RoadID
2) MANDATORY Be a follower of this blog.
3) follow RoadID on Twitter and tweet this:
@milesmusclesmom wants you to be safe-Spring into action, enter the @RoadID giveaway today! http://bit.ly/hgbk5K
4) like RoadID on Facebook and write on their wall that Jen from MilesMusclesMommyhood sent ya!
5) Are you a participant in The Cupcake Marathon? You get an extra entry!!

I will take entries until 3/31/11. The winner will be selected by Random.org or names will be written on pcs of paper and picked at random by my 2 year old daughter, Lola. I will announce the winner on April 1st!!

Disclosure: I was given this RoadID to review by Outside PR and was not compensated in any way, shape or form for my positive reivew. The opinions expressed here are my own.

134 comments:

Kovas said...

I'd get a green Elite that said "Face Your fears"

Kovas said...

Follower

Kovas said...

Follow and tweeted @kovasp

Kovas said...

Like RoadID on FB

sokkamum said...

I'd go with the Red Ankle ID.

sokkamum said...

Liked on FB

sokkamum said...

Followed and tweeted @sokkamum

sokkamum said...

Blog follower.

Btw, that's awesome about the Cupcake Marathon. I've been reading several updates on DM about it. Come fall, I might even be able to give it a go. :)

KristynG said...

I'd like the pink elite
I think it would say "run mama run" because that's what my 3 year old says when I take a little breather!

KristynG said...

I am a follower of your blog

Mary said...

I want a purple Wrist ID Sport.... I dont need anything fancy, just something for basic info

Mary said...

I'm a follower

Mary said...

Commented on the Road ID fb page!

Tough Chik said...

I am not entering, I already have one! Just wanted to mention that I was in a bad wreck and I couldn't remember my husbands phone number (everything is programmed in my cell). Luckily I had my phone on me (which is not always the case...bad i know...) and was able to find it. After that wreck I bought a Road ID for me and hubs. I wear it on every run and ride. GREAT GIVEAWAY!!

ltlindian said...

I totally want the purple wrist ID elite. I am already a follower and I am doing the Cupcake Marathon, well, 1/2 marathon. I also liked on FB. Thanks! See ya in two weeks at the noreaster! :)

Haley said...

I would get the pink ankle ID. I really like the reflective strip, and I think something on my wrist would irritate me (I'm not a watch person, lol).

My motivational saying... Ok, this is cliche but I like it: "Pain is Weakness leaving the body"

Haley said...

I follow your blog :)

Haley said...

Follow you and RoadID on twitter. Tweeted :)

@climbrunliftmom

Haley said...

Like roadID on FB and posted on their wall :)

Haley said...

And yeah! I'm in the Cupcake Marathon! Woo :) And Pizza Triathlon?! I would soooo do that too!!

Holly said...

I follow you!

Holly said...

I can't choose between the sport and the elite, pros and cons to each, but it would be purple either way and would have "I can do this" on it.

The Sean said...

All did everything:) I would use the Shoe ID in black saying "the mind leads"

Holly said...

I tweeted! and already followed!

Holly said...

already followed roadid on FB and commented on their wall!

Holly said...

I finished my Cupcake Miles this morning!! 27.8 miles in 4:40 with an average pace of 10:03 a mile!

Hypermama said...

I'd go for the blue since it matches my bike. Motivational comment....hmmm....probably "Mamaz on the Move!"

Colleen said...

Lola is too cute! :) I'm a follower!

Colleen said...

I have the original wrist id, although it's not up to date. I think I'd get the elite, in either black or green.

Colleen said...

Followed RoadID on twitter and tweeted (@cbkingery)

Jen Brannon said...

Hello!! I 'like' Road ID!

Jen Brannon said...

I think I would go with the wrist elite in either purple or green. Tough choice!

Jen Brannon said...

Oh, gosh... what word or phrase? How about "Take THAT fibromyalgia!"

Jen Brannon said...

I'm a follower. Does that make me pathetic? Shouldn't I be a leader? LOL.

Jen Brannon said...

I, too, am doing the Cupcake Marathon. Yay!

Jen Brannon said...

Tweeted it! Thanks for the chance to win!

Carly said...

I'm a follower.

Carly said...

And I'd like the elite in green or blue.

Finallyfit2011 said...

I would get the wrist ID elite in GREEN :) :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Here is the motivational phrase: "No frustration allowed unless you've truly been on point!"

Finallyfit2011 said...

I'm already a follower :) :)

Finallyfit2011 said...

Posted giveaway to my blog!

Finallyfit2011 said...

I liked RoadID on fb & let them know you sent me over! xoxo

ozone3 said...

I'm a follower!! :)

ozone3 said...

I would go with either the Elite Write ID in purple or the ShoeID in Red. I already own a ShoeID in blue, but would be nice to have another so I can easily switch shoes (without moving the ID).

ozone3 said...

Commented on the Road ID FB page!

Caratunk Girl said...

I need to get a new one! My old one is trashed. I would get the wrist ID Sport this time (got the elite last time) just to change it up. Blue. Or Red. Or Black. Do I have to decide right now? :)

Caratunk Girl said...

Oh, I follow you! (is that creepy?)

Caratunk Girl said...

I follow Road ID on Twitter. And I tweeted. And I forgot to tell you my phrase in my first entry. Jimmy V style, "Never give up"

Caratunk Girl said...

I like Road ID on FB already, and I just posted on their wall.

Caratunk Girl said...

OH, and I am in the Cupcake Marathon!

BigHappyFamily said...

I would get the simple black road id bracelet, and it would say "balance"

BigHappyFamily said...

I am a follower here.

Courtney said...

I follow you!(not in a creepy way!)

Courtney said...

I "like" ROADID on Facebook

Courtney said...

I tweeted the giveaway!

My Life and Running said...

Love that you got orange!

Penny said...

I love the wrist elite in pink but you are right the orange is sweet too. I would put on it BELIVE IT.

Penny said...

Already a follower

Penny said...

Already like ROAD ID on fb

Run4MySanity said...

Wrist ID Sport - Red, "Never Stop"

Run4MySanity said...

Follow your blog? Check.

Run4MySanity said...

Follow Road ID on twitter? Check.

Run4MySanity said...

Liked on FB, and comment left!

Jen said...

I am a blog follower

Jen said...

I like the wrist ID Elite in Red.

Jen said...

reposted to twitter and my blog under giveaways

Shona said...

Hey :)
I'd get the black Elite (I'm not known for my colourful tastes!) and it'd say either 'Pain is temporary, pride is forever!' or 'Run hard, be strong, think big!'
I already follow your blog and am now following on facebook/twitter and tweeted / messaged about the giveaway.
Hehe... submitted my cupcake marathon times yesterday and looking forward to doing it again later in the year if they do another one :)

Angela said...

pink elite. believe.

Molly said...

tweeted!

Molly said...

loyal follower : )

Molly said...

I follow Road ID on twitter, and went to their page. I've had my eye on the pink Elite, since I don't have one at all, and I know I should! I would have the phrase "don't stop, don't give up" on it (you're a mommy, know what that's from??)

Molly said...

I completed the cupcake marathon 26.2!

B.o.B. said...

Blue! It matches my bike. (I like your thought process on color selection!). And I'm a follower. And I'm a Cupcake Marathoner. ;)

B.o.B. said...

Hm. I think my comment got lost. If it's a duplicate, sorry!

I want blue to match my bike (like your thought process on selecting a color!). I'm a follower and I'm a cupcake marathoner.

..:danielle:.. said...

i need a new one now that i have a new name :)
so lets see... i would choose: the road id elite in purple. or orange. oh gosh i cant decide!

..:danielle:.. said...

crap... forgot to tell you my motivational thing... "JUST BREATHE" (ill use this comment to remind you im a cupcake marathon finisher!)

..:danielle:.. said...

im a follower (obviously) and just tweeted for your giveaway! (am i supposed to be putting separate comments for all of these? i sure hope so! hehe)

..:danielle:.. said...

finally, i "like" road ID on facebook and wrote to them :) have a great day jen!

mainely triathlon said...

Black Wrist ID Elite please small.

Carrie said...

I would love the Sport in Purple! "When the body says NO, the mind says GO" I love this quote!

Carrie said...

New follower!

Carrie said...

Follow you on twitter and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/#!/carriesymes/status/51378385041096704

Carrie said...

Like RoadID and commented on their wall!

Beth said...

I like the Elite ID in RED!

I follow your blog

Beth said...

I follow RoadID on twitter

Beth said...

I participated in the cupcake marathon!

Jennifer said...

Here's why I need this: I almost got splattered all over a FedEx truck today... driver just rolled out into traffic right in front of me. Fortunately heard me screaming as her window was down. Grrrr. So... I thought about the fact that I don't yet have a RoadID as I tried to stop shaking! I'd just get the basic black, or I love the orange in Elite stylel I'd get "today is not that day" (that's my blog title!) And I already follow your blog :-) Good giveaway, thanks!

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I would get either a red or blue elite for my 8 y/o since he likes to wear mine when we run together

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I'm a follower

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I follow Road ID on twitter and I tweeted (tracyrunning)

*~* *~* Tracy said...

I like Road ID on FB and wrote on their wall

Trish said...

I'd get a pink elite for my daughter. I'd put "Go Katie Go" on it :)

Trish said...

I'm a follower!

Trish said...

I already like Road ID and I wrote on their wall!!

Kristen said...

I am a new follower!

Kristen said...

I participated in the cupcake marathon!

Kristen said...

I follow road id on twitter!

Kristen said...

I re-tweeted what you wanted said!

Kristen said...

i 'liked' road id on facebook!

Kristen said...

I would like the Elite in black. Not sure what motivational thing I would put on back...I'd have ot think about it a little more.

Ellen Holley said...

I tweteded, facebooked and followed! :-)
I want the pink sport band.
As a newbie runner I am often times wanting to stop long before my training time is supposed to end. My mantra is "Don't Stop Be Strong" so that is what I would want on my wristband.

Jennifer said...

Wrist ID Sport: Purple Words: Courage to Start!

Jennifer said...

2. following!

Jennifer said...

4. Like of FB

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I would get the orange one you ordered. And it would read "Runner First"

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

I follow RoadID on Twitter!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

tweeted!

Jen said...

I'm a follower

Jen said...

I would get the pink elite

Jen said...

I follow Road ID on twitter

Jen said...

I tweeted what you've requested above

Jen said...

I ran in the cupcake marathon - 13.1 ;)

Kiley said...

Im a follower

Kiley said...

I would get SHOE ID, black. I dont think I would get anything else on it but my info. I guess if I had to pick something motivational to put on it GO.DO.BE or JUST DO IT

Kiley said...

I ran the cupcake marathon

Carol said...

March 29, 2011
1) Fixx interactive ID tag
QUOTE: Don't give up ... Don't ever give up. Jimmy V.
2) I follow your blog privately.
3) I tweeted.
4) Visited Road ID on FB and wrote message.
5) Not in Cupcake marathon

Diet Coke and a Lemon said...

I'm a follwer!!

Diet Coke and a Lemon said...

I would get the black elite. Too cute!! It would probably say...."donor, but please try and save me first!" haha just kidding! or am i?

Diet Coke and a Lemon said...

I liked roadid on facebook!

nolls4 said...

I like the Road ID sport in purple..."Just keep moving"

nolls4 said...

I'm a follower...

EricaH said...

I would get the sport id in purple

EricaH said...

i am a follower

EricaH said...

i follow roadid on twitter @erica_h

Stacie said...

I'm a new follower!!!

Stacie said...

I'd choose the Road ID Elite in black for my husband.

Stacie said...

I tweeted ~ windyrunner

Stacie said...

I like Road ID on Facebook and let them know you sent me.

Angie Bee said...

I think I would get the blue wrist ID sport.

Angie Bee said...

I follow!!

Angie Bee said...

I tweeted!
@Barefootangieb

Angie Bee said...

I like Road ID on Facebook and posted on their wall :)