Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Horrible Accident Inspires a NOT-SO Lame Gift...

Drunken Driver Plows Into Bike Race

No, this isn't a joke and it wasn't created by a Photoshop master. This is real. Click the link to read more about this horrible accident...

There is nothing I love more in this world than my family and friends. I cherish each and every moment with the love of my life (who I had the good sense to marry a few years back), my two beautiful children, my parents, in-laws and the few and far between that I call "friends". Of these "friends" - there is one that has remained my true companion throughout all of life's ups and downs and I'm proud to call her my very best friend.

My very best friend likes to run. She's currently training for the Peachtree Road Race which happens in Atlanta during the scorching hot month of July. Since she began to train, I've been concerned for her safety while running.

By nature, I am an obsessive person and since becoming a parent, I find that my obsessions often focus on the safety of those that I love (and, well...they've become MUCH more frequent). When I look at the picture above, I can only imagine the horror that the families of these victims must feel. One minute, these guys are enjoying a race - the next, they're dead or injured. Such horrifying events scare me and make me remember how much I love my family and friends. It also makes me think about how to keep them safe.

***DISCLAIMER**** If you are the very best friend I'm talking about (you know who you are!!), STOP HERE and READ NO FURTHER...or if you do...DON'T CLICK THE LINK! You'll have to come back and finish this post later in the week...

Later this week, my best friend will receive a RoadID in the mail - sent by yours truly. I know it's a lame gift, but I sleep better at night knowing that in the event of a emergency - someone will be able to take care of her and contact those who can make medical decisions if necessary.

I'll rest better at night knowing that I've done all I can to protect one of my life's most important treasures - my best friend. Run Hard or Run Home!! I luv ya girl!

P.S. - if you're reading this and you'd like to order a ROADID at a discounted price - please post a comment and I'll gladly share my personal discount code which is good through the end of July. Happy riding (or running) and stay safe!

1 comment:

  1. You HAVE to stop making me cry!!! I just made a post about you, and I was too emotional to get into the details of how crazy I am about you, and I just checked your blog to see if you had posted anything new. Lo and behold lookie what I found...I love you to pieces and I love my present. It just came in the mail today. I will wear it every time I run...

    Now if only we can figure out how to make the creepy Mexican men in Hapeville who honk and circle around me in their cards go away I'll be 100% safe! Maybe I can carry one of those sonic weapons that causes your eardrums to rupture and your eyeballs to vibrate on my back...or maybe I can carry a vortex ring gun. I don't want to kill. Only incapacitate.

    I heart you mucho grande.