Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wednesday Workout Update

Another week, another report of good running!  Last week we had unseasonably cool temperatures, which makes exercising outdoors feel amazing.  We don't get many cool mornings here - usually it's warm and humid, or freezing cold.  But it was 50 degrees on Thursday, which I know contributed to Jenny and I running 2.5 miles and walking 1.5...it felt - well, definitely not effortless, but just so good that we wanted to keep going.

Saturday brought more cool temps - it was 63 degrees when we started out.  I suggested running an out-and-back to scary statue park, including a trip through the path where the statues are (we normally just stay on the street in that park).  We split into our groups and took off - Jeff ran 2:1 intervals with Damien, Dayna and Andi, while I ran 1:1 intervals with Julia and Cary.  Two men ran apart from the group - had they been women, I would have discouraged them running alone through the statue path (it's a little too isolated for a solitary woman, in my opinion).  Anyway, the run went really well and we finished 4.2 miles in exactly one hour.  It was a nice adventure, although there was a softball tournament at the park that day, and even though we were there really early, a lot of vehicle traffic gave us an extra challenge that we weren't expecting.

I'll never take you for granted again...

Yesterday, Jenny and I both had other things planned in the morning, so we met a little earlier in order to do our run.  We walked one mile, then ran two miles, and right on schedule headed back to our cars when suddenly I realized that I'd locked both of our keys in my car.  OOPS!  You see, we have this system - she gives me her car keys, and I toss them in the center console of my car.  Most of the time I'm driving my Explorer, which has an outside keypad, so I leave my keys in the console as well.  Sometimes I drive our blue car, which doesn't have a keypad - and I'm always very paranoid about remembering to take the key off my fob and put it in my waistband pocket.  Except for this time.  We ended up walking around the park until we found some women who had their phones with them (we don't run with ours); Jenny called her stepdad, who very sweetly came to pick us up (in his nice Mercedes - I felt a little bad getting into it while wearing my sweaty clothes).  He took us to Jenny's house, where she got her extra key, and then back to the park.  She drove me to my house where I got my extra key, and then back to the park.

All in all, we were only about 40 minutes off-schedule - I still managed to make my next stop but she missed hers, which was a spin class that a friend was teaching.  I guess, considering that we've run together for about five years now, this probably was going to happen eventually, but still, of all days, naturally it had to be the one when we really tried to be efficient.  What can I say - it was probably time for another Team Jelly adventure in running!

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  1. :) I don't think you ever forget your keys again LOL. Quite the adventure. I have to lock my car with my key so I never forget it. I have been outside in front of my house though when I got outside to throw something away, didn't have a key and the door closed through the wind. R. not home so I had to go to my neighbours to go through their garden and climb over a wall because my back door was open :) Now I always got my house key when I get outside if I'm home alone :)

    Great runs, so nice that you had some cooler weather for a couple of days.

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    1. What an adventure you had, right at your own house! Here's hoping we all are finished with getting locked out. :)

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  2. So, I'm reading along happy about your good running and then I glazed over and thought, "She joined Planet Fitness?!!!" Did I miss something while I was on vacation? Not that locking your keys in the car wasn't important, but obviously to me it was not the most important thing in this post. LOL.

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    1. I joined PF a month ago while it was being built - it finally opened on Saturday at 5:00 pm (LOL - I guess they really wanted to say they were open for the weekend). Haven't been yet, but I'm planning on going a couple times a week to work on my hamstring/glute area. :)

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    2. Well I always tell people if you're going to join a gym and mostly not go there, PF is the way to go hahahaha! Seriously, at $10 a month, it just can't be beat!

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  3. Oh no! I'm always so worried that I'll somehow drop my keys on a run, since I don't always have a pocket, so I often just carry them in my hand.

    Any chance for more of that cooler weather for our run next weekend? :) I haven't run in heat and humidity in months, so I'm sure that'll be interesting.

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    1. See, I think I'd drop them if I carried my keys in hand - of course, that's also my paranoia based on the number of times I've seen keys on the the ground when I ran, too!

      As for your run here next weekend (yay!), prepare for humidity. It should still be in the high 60s, so that won't be too bad.

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  4. Yeah, I saw the pic of the keys before I read about it, and I thought, hey, she has a key thing for the gym just like mine! And if you can believe it, I locked my keys in the car last Saturday for the first time in many years. Sooo irritating. I called AAA and of course had to wait the designated 45 minutes.

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    1. Kind of ironic that we both had key incidents in the last few days! I don't have AAA, so Pop-A-Lock would have been my call.

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  5. Hey, I wanted to invite you to join our Running Scavenger Hunt ( you can win prizes). I'm always having an issue with my car key!

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    1. Thanks for the invite - your scavenger hunt looks fun! I don't run with my camera, though - too paranoid about dropping it.

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  6. Well, at least you didn't lose them like I did - that remote key fob cost $100 to replace!

    Hooray for cooler weather, enjoy it while you can!

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  7. I am always paranoid about keys, although the Prius had eliminated most stupid errors with its key system, thank goodness.

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