I’ve mentioned before that I look for, and pick up spare change along my running route. Most runs I pick up a few cents, sometimes I find a quarter. I make about $5 every year just from spare change. Most runs I find a few cents.
This week, on my long run, I had to stop for a bathroom break. As is the case for most long runs, when I realized that I had to pee I was miles away from a bathroom that was available for use that early. After waiting and running for several miles, I finally made it to a Dunkin Donuts. As I ran across the parking lot, I had visions of donuts dancing in my head. I wanted a donut so much! I realized as I got closer that I didn’t have my usual water bottle – the one that contains my emergency cash. I was so sad that I had only collected three cents so far during the run. I didn’t have enough money for a donut. I immediately thought that it was too bad that I hadn’t found a dollar bill, which I have before. It would have been just enough to get a few donut holes. Sadness. As I walked in the empty store and headed toward the bathroom, I looked down. There was a folded dollar bill on the ground! I couldn’t believe my luck. The running gods had smiled on me! And the Munchkin I bought was the best donut I have ever had.