Running here in Sioux Falls has been great. When I got in Sunday afternoon, although it was hot and windy, I got out to do a few "junk" miles to push my weekly total over 30. It was a beautiful run, one I would not call "junk."
Today the weather became rainy, but by the time I got out of work, the rain had stopped - and although it was still cloudy, I figured I could get in a quick run. The temperature was around 70 degrees and there was a nice breeze - great weather for a run.
My Garmin was having a hard time finding satellites so I decided to just start running using the timer. I figured I would run for 30 min, turn around, run 30 min back - that should amount to a 5+ mile run. Along with me I brought my cellphone, room key, drivers license and a 5 dollar bill in case I decided to get something to drink.
What a super run! The air smelled and felt like a cool fall day. I ran hard and enjoyed the run. Along the way I ran by a field with multiple Junior Football games going on. There I bought a bottle of water. Then I kept running. About 31 min into my run I decided to turn around. On the way back, I made a pit stop at one of the park bathrooms, then sprinted the last bit. I felt great!
As I walked into the hotel I stopped at the vending machine to buy a Powerade with the change from the water...and the 3 dollars I had with my phone was gone. Not only that - so was my drivers license. I went up to the room to see if perhaps I had left the license there. I ran back down the trail a bit but didn't see it toward the end. I was too tired and it was starting to get dark, so I didn't want to retrace my entire run, so I jumped in my car and drove back to the small park where I stopped to use the bathroom....nothing there. I ran up and down the trail near there with no result. Next I drove over to the football game - and checked with the counter where I bought the water, also checking the lost and found...nothing.
I drove to two more small parks along the running route and spoke with other walkers and runners asking if they had see anything. Still nothing. I let them know which hotel I was staying in just in case they found it. It was now too dark to look any longer.
So I now have another dilemma. Not having a drivers license means I can't fly home. I have no government issued identification. I called my wonderful husband who will be fedexing my passport to me tomorrow. I will have to leave even later on Wed than planned. I am just so depressed. If I am feeling up to it, I may take a run tomorrow to see what I can find...or just to enjoy the cool weather for one more day. The high temperature for tomorrow is suppose to be 58 degrees....wow!