That all changed this morning!
Even though I ended up doing 3.5 on the trail yesterday and my right shin/calf was not too happy with me this morning, not to mention it felt like it was already 102 degrees (at 5am), I went over to Turtle's house to run a mile or two. We started out complaining to each other about the stifling heat/humidity and headed out, knowing that once we got started we'd be fine.
Our neighborhood has a little parking lot right at the front of the subdivision. It was either intended for parking for the non-existent club house and/or pool, or was just built because we have a non-enforced "no cars parked on the street" rule. If you have company staying with you for an extended period of time, theoretically they would park there. It's not ever used for anything and we have tried to get it demolished, but you'd be surprised how much it costs to have a parking lot torn out. Anyway...I told her we were going to go into that lot to do some dynamic stretches and drills.
As I was scoping the lot seeing where we needed to start...I noticed her stopping short. And...then...I heard a male voice saying something from the car that I had not even seen that was parked about 20 feet from me! (I found out later he asked if we live in the neighborhood.) Turtle said, "yeah, what's going on?" He proceeded to tell us that he had broken down on the mountain (it's a good mile from our neighborhood) and he had gotten the car that far but was now waiting on his wife to come get him. We just kind of looked at each other and then at him and said "Okay" as we turned around and headed back to her house....
The story didn't add up for several reasons
- we are not the closest road from the mountain-he had to pass by two roads and two turn-around areas he could have pulled over at.
- his car was backed into the parking space-that's not something you would do if your car had broken down
- if his car broke down, how did he get it there?
To make matters worse, I came home and read a story about this woman who started running after being raped (as recovery). Note to self-always carry my phone, even in the neighborhood, even when running with Turtle.
I'm sure it was completely fine...what would you have done? Kept running, chatted him up a bit asking, "So, where do you work? What do you do? Have car trouble much?", said, "Excuse me for asking, but are you a bad man? Because if you are, I need to scream to wake up my neighbors who may or may not come out here to investigate what's going on."?
Well, the run was scrapped, but I went to the Extreme Abs class...let me just say, I am getting stronger but I still can't do the whole class. I don't feel bad about that because (other than the instructor) there are only two people in there who can (out of 15-20).
Thanks for stopping in, come again soon!