All the doors to the house were definitely locked, and we realized that most of our neighbors were not home. It was Easter! Even if they did happen to be home, we would have felt pretty silly hanging out all sweaty, making calls with their phones trying to get ahold of a locksmith, while they searched for Easter baskets.
Instead, we ran the 1/2 mile to our friends Abby and Andrew’s house, hoping with every step that they were home. And thank goodness they were! I felt bad interrupting their peaceful Easter breakfast, but so grateful that we could borrow their cell phones and internet to find a locksmith that was open on Easter. And trust me, Easter Sunday is not the day you want to get locked out of your house! We had to make several calls before we finally found one that served the Minneapolis area who was willing to help us out. Of course, there was a holiday surcharge on top of the regular fee. Never lose your key on Easter!
Two hours later and $200 poorer, we finally got back into our house. We learned our lesson the hard way, and have come up with a backup plan for future lockouts (which includes giving a spare key to our helpful friends!)
This morning, I met Kelly and Abby for some 5:30 am Monday morning tempo intervals- what a way to start the week! I wanted to be sure I didn’t lose a key again, so this time, I donned this little fanny pack (below). I figured the zippered pocket was a lot more secure than the velcro on my glove.
Clockwise from top left:
1. Fuel Belt makes a zippered wrist pocket for only $7! Buy it HERE– I just ordered one!
2. Jogalite makes a pocket for your shoe that’s only $10. Buy it HERE
3. Nike also makes a shoe pocket for $11, buy it HERE
4. Similar to my fanny pack, you could go with a Nathan Reflective Belt for $21 – buy it HERE
5. Most running pants do have a small pocket, but it’s rarely secure, which is risky.
Lululemon also makes a super cute pocket that goes around your wrist. Unfortunately, it’s velcro, not zippered, so I question how secure it is.
So tell me, where do you keep your keys when out for a run? Have you ever lost a key while running? I hope you didn’t get locked out like we did!