It's been quite a while since I was at the gym...
I've been getting my miles in but my gym visits have slackened lately. I decided to lift a little too.. felt pretty proud of myself to get such a good workout in today!
Those feelings quickly disappeared when I went to grab my bag from my locker. As I've always done before.. I put my small combo lock on my locker to protect my things. But when I went to go unlock it... suddenly I realized...
*I'D FORGOTTEN MY COMBINATION*!!
First I just tried what numbers I could remember. That wasn't working... I'd used muscle memory unlocking this thing for so long that I hardly ever paid attention to the numbers anymore! I started frantically spinning the lock... hoping any minute my memory would kick in... or somehow it would just magically open.
15? There was a 15 in it right? Was it left right left ...or right left right? The possibilities seemed infinite and I'm not a very patient person.
I just couldn't remember that combination for the life of me. Did it start or end with a
Guys were walking by and giving me weird looks.
Probably because I looked like a madman... cursing and yelling at a lock. I guess in the heat of the moment.. and adrenaline flowing... I must have deduced that the more F* Bombs I dropped... would scare the thing open.
I had just started playing through my head how I'd go about asking the front desk if they had a bolt cutter... when I closed my eyes, took a deep, and cleared all the numbers floating around in my head. I spun the combo without thinking and it
Thank the Lord for muscle memory! I was so relieved! But I had to get OUT of that locker room and away from the audience. I sat in my car and opened that damn lock five more times without trouble!
Maybe it's the early signs of Alzheimer's. Maybe it was just a fluke. Or maybe it was just a rude awakening that I'd been away from the gym for far too long! I'm going to go with the later.
Has this ever happened to any of you... or am I honestly going crazy?
Any tricks you use to remember your combinations? Happy Running to all of you and I'll have a full race recap coming soon after this weekend!