Training called for hill repeats Tuesday morning before school. There are no hills near my house, so I drove to Prairie Creek, my go to hill repeat destination. The air was humid and storms seemed to be rolling in, but I am not sure if they ever did.
Tuesday morning I didn’t completely wake up before my run. It was one of those just show up kind of mornings. I showed up. I parked by the creek. I detached my car key from my key chain and locked my car from inside. Then I got out of my car with my house keys and closed the door. SHIT.
No car keys. No phone. Not my neighborhood. Not my morning.
I contemplated running home and skipping the workout, but I couldn’t. After running up a long hill as part of my warm up, I knew I needed this workout, and I was not about to let a morning brain fog ruin it. “I’d figure out something.”
I decided to use my cool down as a search for a phone to call AAA. There was a tennis shop about a mile away that was open and they were so nice to let me use their phone. The Tennis Pro kindly offered me a ride back to my car which I turned down… I still had a mile left of my cool down.
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