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!