A few months ago, in this very blog, I wrote that I knew I should don Road ID during runs but failed to do so because (a) It's distracting wearing something on my other wrist; and (2) I was superstitious that if I wore the ID then I'd surely be hit by a car.
What I should have done is added "(c) because I'm a freaking idiot."
Well, for my birthday in March, my wife bought me a Road ID. I wore it. I got used to it. Now, I feel naked and exposed without it.
I'm a total convert.
Now, I'm superstitious that if I don't wear it, I'll get hit. (Did I mention I'm a tad neurotic?)
If you're still an identification holdout, as I was, read this story in today's Orange County Register:
Unconscious jogger still a mystery2010-04-23 07:50:18
NEWPORT BEACH - A jogger found unconscious at Corona del Mar High School Wednesday has still not been identified, police said Friday.
The man is still in a medically induced coma, Sgt. Steve Rasmussen of the Newport Beach Police Department said.
The jogger was found near the school's baseball fields Wednesday evening. Police put out a public notice Thursday, but nobody has called in yet to ask about a missing person, Rasmussen said.
The man apparently suffered a medical problem, as he had no visible injuries, and there were no signs of an attack, Rasmussen said. He was taken to Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian.
The man was described as physically fit, well-groomed and clean-shaven.
He is white, 30 to 40 years old, 5 feet, 8 inches tall and about 160 pounds. He has a light complexion and brown hair.
He was wearing black Speedo-brand running shorts, new dark gray Nike shoes with a red swoosh emblem. He was not wearing a shirt, and did not have identification.
Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Newport Beach police detective Kristen O'Donnell at 949-644-3797.