June 20, 2011
Thanks RiFelicia for your input, it is really appreciated. Lesson learned today, always be prepared. I drove over to the waterway where I run but decided I would drive up to the lock and park instead of parking at the boat ramp. This is only a mile more, just thought I would change things up and run back in the direction I'm used to running from. The eight minute time periods weren't all that bad. I wish I could pick my pace up some but I know that will come later. Now for the be prepared part. When I got back to my car it wouldn't start. Just dead, nada. So after a few seconds of telling my car what I thought of it, I started walking. Now I did have the option of calling someone, but the nearest person would have had a 15-20 minute drive, so i decided to hoof it. I was pretty sure I could catch a ride on the road from the boat ramp to my home. So halfway to boat ramp, which is a mile, I realized I had left my wallet at the car. I usually lock everything but my trunk key in the trunk, but I was sure I had taken everything out so I must have left the wallet in the console. And yes when I got back to the car that's where it was. I wasn't really worried about the mile walk back to the boat ramp and then the mile and a half to my home, except I was running low on water. And the temps were in the high 80's. Luckily when I got to the boat ramp a car was sitting there so I stuck my thumb out when it started and and a nice young fellow picked me up. Next time I'll carry an extra bottle of water.