What can I say?!
Veterans Day is coming up and with many people in my life that I know that have served and or are serving, why not give back with a run?
Honor a local veteran, donate to Wounded Warriors, and get my butt in gear!
The pride, family, and the patriotism ever present.
I woke up to my alarm clock bellowing at 530am. Not that I usually don’t wake up around this time with my internal clock, but you never know. ;)
I got dressed and ready for the race!
Then I got gas in my car, because who doesn’t need gas?! To my surprise it was $2.89! Yay, my wallet thanks you!
Vroom vroom. Gas tank all full and I was on my way to Mankato State University!
Got there. Received my packet and the stretching began.
The race was about to start and with one last run to my car to drop off random stuff I locked it.
Confirming hey lady, its locked.
And then I had that moment where you know…
…..I realized my key was inside…my…locked…car…
Mind you, this normally doesn’t happen because I have a key fob and all that fancy stuff… but on race days I bring the minimal of what I need.
Oh well, won’t let this ruin my race or day. So what do I do, I get my butt back in line to follow the other racers to the start line and off I go.
A little peeved I knew I had some fight in me for this race…even though the winds decided to be extra boisterous with my glowing locks of hair.
At the finish I looked at my watch and saw a pretty decent number for me, considering I had the flu last weekend and a cold now.
I was happy and smiling…but now the part where I need to get in my car again…
I called up the boyfriend’s brother. He is the only one home and with the plead of a thousand pleases (maybe) he grabbed the spare key and fob and drives over to campus.
Lesson reiterated: always have a back up plan and stay calm. It’s only car keys and hey, life goes on.
Keep on going.
Now to run errands, do some house work, get some books, and write.