I don’t think the universe wanted me to work out last Tuesday. It was one of those days where despite perfect planning and my best efforts, shit happened! But I wasn’t going to let it deter me. I WAS GOING TO WORK OUT!
My plan for an epic work out started on Monday- a rest day. I don’t know about you guys, but whenever I have a rest day, I spend much of the day planning and dreaming about how I’m going to tear it up at the gym the next day. I even planned to get to the gym a half hour earlier than normal so I had extra time to rest between sets, stretch, and even do some plyos. My work out was going to be HUGE, no, EPIC!
Except I locked my keys in my car.
It was one of those things where as soon as it happened, I knew it happened. Luckily, my mom gets us AAA for Valentine’s Day every year, so I marched myself into Planet Fitness and used their phone to call. They told me someone would be there “within the hour”- they couldn’t be more specific than that. I know what you’re thinking- HOW AM I GOING TO GET MY WORKOUT IN!? I CAN’T STAND OUT IN THE PARKING LOT BY MY CAR FOR AN HOUR WAITING FOR AAA!
I decided I would lift for a half hour and then take my workout outside. Luckily, I had my jump rope in my gym bag. My plan was to do jump rope intervals beside my car until AAA showed up. Well, after 6 sets, my freaking jump rope broke! Seriously, all signs were pointing to me not getting in a workout that day!
AAA arrived soon after that Whew. I wasted probably only 10 minutes of my workout due to my key fiasco. (And it was a pretty awesome workout, too!)
Take that universe!
Locking my keys in my car was bound to happen to me sooner or later because I have my car key separate from all the other keys on my ring. It’s just hanging loose. Why? I have one of those Chevy Cobalts that has been recalled due to an ignition switch failure that has caused 13 deaths, probably more. GM claims that as long as your key is not weighted down by other keys or a key chain, your ignition will not fail and you will not die. (You won’t die, but you will lock your keys in your car!)
I wish I could put my money where my mouth is and sell my Cobalt and buy a car from a company that actually puts the safety of their customers first… But my car is paid for so I am hanging onto it for as long as possible. It is nice not having car payments
Have you ever locked your keys in your car?
Has your car ever been recalled?
Has the universe ever been against you working out?