Thursday, December 11, 2014

This Runner is Losing Her Mind

Welcome to another edition of Thursday Thoughts. Today it's the ramblings of a runner.

Since I had been having some knee pain since coming home from RnR Las Vegas, I decided that the whole month of December I would really concentrate on strength training and stretching.  Every day this week I have gone to my parent's house to ride their exercise bike (since I don't have one).

On Tuesday I ran 6 miles, in the rain I might add. Yea, that made me feel like one of those dedicated hard core runners. You know the ones that when people drive by they say "She must be crazy", haha. Anyway, while I was running I had my car key in the inside pocket of my jacket. I would say that pocket is pretty secure. And I have to mention that my car key is just a fob, not really a key. In facet I don't have to have the key out to unlock the car door or eve start the car. Oh how modern technology works.

Anyhow, after my 6 mile run, I ran back to the parking lot and left my soaking wet self in my car. My car key was still in my jacket pocket, all I had to do was just touch the door and it opened.  I sat in my car for a moment, checked my text messages, and then pushed the ignition button on my car ( key still in jacket pocket).  My car started and I drove all the way to my parents house.

I remember getting out of my car with my key in one hand and my phone in the other and actually using the key fob to lock  my car.  I walked in the front door of my parents house, took my wet coat off and started chatting with my dad. Before I even left the downstairs area, I noticed that I forgot my water bottle in my car.  As I looked for my key, so I could go back out to my car to get it, I couldn't find it.  I searched the house up and down and still no key.  I noticed that one of my gloves was also missing from my jacket pocket. When I walked out to my locked car, I saw my other glove sitting on the console. I assumed that my key must be in there too.  I was pretty sure I had the key in my hand when I left my car and I don't know how I would have locked it without my key.  But in any case, I got a ride back to my house to get the spare key.   Once I got back to my parent's house, I unlocked my car, and yet there was no key inside.  My dad is convinced that I lost the key while on my run. I keep telling him that  would be impossible because there would have been no way I would have been able to drive my car to his house if I didn't have the key inside my car somewhere.  I looked around his house again the next day and still couldn't find my key.   I am convinced that the key has got to be in my parent's house somewhere in plain sight, but where?  I hadn't even been in the house more then 10 minutes and I lose the key. Things just are not making sense and I am seriously thinking I am losing my mind!  

Please tell me I am not the only one who has ever lost something so quickly? 
This is just so bizaar!  -M
       

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31 comments:

  1. Oh, I got upset just reading this story lol. I hate when I can't lose something that I literally just had used or seen. It's the most annoying feeling in the world. Hope you find your key!

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    1. Yes, that is the worst because I just literally had it in my hand!

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  2. This time of year I think I am losing my mind everyday! The holidays are crazy aren't they?

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  3. I feel like things like that happen to me all the time too! Im sure it will turn up!

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    1. Oh I hope so! I don't want to have to order another one.

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  4. Oh no.... I hope you find it! That is pretty bizarre!
    My husband and I went running (about two years ago now) and we put the car key in his pocket. We ran for about 4 miles.... well it fell out and we had to run back and find it. Of course, it was around the end of the run and it was fall so leaves were all over the trail! Needless to say, my husband got an 8 mile run in that day and never planned it! LOL!

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    1. Oh no! That's certainly one way of getting your miles in. I'm glad he found it!

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  5. That is so weird! I hope your key turns up!

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  6. That is bizarre! I have done that and later found the keys in the pantry or refrigerator, I guess while grabbing for something else I just wasn't thinking.

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    1. I even checked those places because I have actually done that before too!

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  7. I used to run with a group that met at the American Stroke Association's offices. I'd always leave my car keys and Gatorade or whatever else I didn't want on the run with me inside in the office. One day I could not find my keys anywhere. I knew I'd left them there. My other stuff was on the table. Never found them. I had to call my mom to bring me my spare keys. These days with the computer chips in the keys you can't easily get more made. I get your frustration. I hope yours turns up!

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    1. Thank you! I imagine since it is a computer chip that it will not be cheap to replace either!

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  8. I am forever losing things, so I really do feel your pain with this.

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  9. I do this all the time! I lose my phone at least 10 times a day. It drives me crazy!! I hope you find your key soon!

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    1. I can't always keep track of my phone either but at least with a phone, you can always have somebody call it to find it!

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  10. This is so me. I totally plus oned this article. I lose things like this all the time.

    P.S. I always enjoy your blog, but since I'm almost the opposite of a fitness junkie I don't always relate to it. But this cracked me up!

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  11. A year and a half ago I lost my phone, in my own house. And I still have not found it!
    @heatherlas

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    1. I have a feeling my key will end up like your phone!

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  12. I feel for you - nothing is so frustrating as losing your car key (or fob)!

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  13. I'm one of those people that insists that they've lost something when they are in fact holding the object in their hands. That didn't start happening until I had kids though! Hope you find it!

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  14. I freak out because I usually loose my keys as soon as I step out of a vehicle

    I bet your parents love you're having to use their bike so much. #familyvisits

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  15. I lose things all the time. I have started to just think normal people do, its just the abnormal who are totally on top of everything:)
    Just the other day I lost my fitbit charger and I specifically remember putting it on my dresser while I cleaned. Took me 2 days to find it, it fell down the side.n drove me nuts looking! Hope you find your key. Funny story years ago I bought a truck and gave my dad the spare set because he was sure I would loose mine and need it sometime. He lost it though we looked everywhere. Fast fwd 8 years This last summer my parents were remodeling their bedroom. I was helping my dad move out the old furniture. Their was my key brand spanking new covered in dust right behind the dresser. Lol.. he gave it back to me. Which would have been great if I hadn't sold the truck 2 years ago. Lol.

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  16. That is odd!!! I get so frustrated when things like that happen to me. Hope it turns up soon.

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  17. That would be me. All the time. Just yesterday, I had to ask my one of my partners to unlock my office. My key? Hanging in my file cabinet. Ugh....

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  18. Ugh I hate when that kind of stuff happens! It's makes me feel like I'm totally losing it! -C

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  19. Great job getting a 6 mile run in the rain! But that's so weird. It probably is at your parent's house, hope you find it!

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  20. It drives me insane when things like that happen! Honestly, I probably would not be able to buy a car if it came with one of those things. For some reason, whenevever I have a rental car with one, I leave it in the car or lose it! Hope it turns up soon.

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