So we set out for our second day of brave walking/jogging/hobbling/bouncing along the trails of the beautiful, scenic, and mercifully shady River Legacy park. I don't like to carry my keys or much of anything else while I run (Who am I kidding. While I walk slightly faster than usual.), so I took my car key off the keyring and gave it to Brandy for safe keeping, while locking everything else in the trunk.
We do our 20 minute interval training, with a little extra warm-up and cool-down walking for good measure, and we're feeling pretty good about ourselves when we get back to the car.
Which is when we discovered we had lost the key somewhere along the trail.
Which meant we had to go back and do all that walking again.
Guys, we are wusses. Sad, pitiful wusses, and walking is hard. So this proved rather disheartening. Especially when we got all the way to our turnaround point and found no key.
This is about when we started panicking. Between the three of us (Ernest had tagged along to keep us company and now he probably never will again and I could hardly blame him), we had one phone, Brandy's. I had none of my numbers, including Jessie's or Fraher's, who had my spare key. And the only people we knew who's phone numbers we DID have were in Dallas for QuakeCon. Point of the story? We were kind of screwed.
I had finally managed to acquire Drew's phone number in the hopes of eventually getting Jessie or Fraher's number, when we passed a woman who asked us if we were looking for a key*.
WHY YES, AS A MATTER OF FACT, SWEET BABY JESUS, OUR LEGS ARE ABOUT TO FALL OFF, DO YOU HAVE OUR PRECIOUS KEY??
One of the kids she was with had picked up the key on the side of the trail because she noticed something shiny. Thank heavens for kids with ADD.
Moral of story: I'm hooking that damn key to my bra strap from now on.
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*We'd actually been asking everyone who passed us on the trail if they had seen a car key. Most of them responded with, "No, I didn't know I was supposed to be looking for one!"