$500.00 - What have you found during a run???

I knew this title would get everyone's attention. This title is what I found on a run yesterday morning.

I had already run 11 miles, and I met up with our little running group at 6:00am and I was going to run 14 miles with a girl who's training for a marathon. We were running in the emergency lane along a highway, and between mile 8 and mile 9, I looked down and saw a roll of something. I leaned over and picked it up. I thought it was some play money. It was rolled up with a rubberband securing it, and it looked like it was used to snort something. Anyway, after looking closely at it, it looked like real money. We continued running and I took the rubberband off. I fanned out the money and there was 5 $100.00 bills!!! Me and the girl high-fived each other, and spend the next 5 or some miles laughing about this, and thinking what a huge blessing this was. Since she was with me, I gave her $200.00. I am going to keep $100.00 or do something with my family with, and the other $200.00 was given away to other people.

I spoke with a person who heads a marathon training group and told her my story. I told her she could use it as motivation for her runners. You never know when you'll be out running and find $500.00. She said she once found $100.00 dollar bill, and she once came up on a pile of quarters.

Because I do my long runs on highways and heavily traveled areas, I normally always find at least .20, and I pick whatever I find up and when I get home, I show my daughter what her dad found on his run. I've found a baseball hat pin, still in it's plastic, I've found a screw driver, a socket wrench, a knife, a dollar bill, a $10.00 bill, and I once pasted a little bag of white powder. I didn't bother picking that up. Two weeks ago, I found an imitation iPhone, a SciPhone. I was able to call people in the address book, find out who it belonged and return it to them.

What kind of stuff do you all find on your runs?

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Comment by Mark Lofquist on December 17, 2009 at 6:54am
I almost hit a bonanza! LOL - I mean I did a good deed. I found a credit card last night. It was a visa from suntrust. I wasn't sure what it was and I was on a downhill, so to stop turn around and pick it up was effortful.

When i got home I called suntrust and it took several menus to find a human!! I told them one of their customers lost a card and I could give it back to them. they told me to destroy it, and I did.

out of curiousity, i search the name on the card and found a facebook page, i messaged them that they lost their card and i called their bank and took their advice to destroy it. (felt a little like a stalker). but they replied and were very thankful.

i used to have this ongoing thing where i'd find cash outside of clubs in DC on the way to my car. i miss those lucrative days!
Comment by isabella konold on December 17, 2009 at 12:18am
I just found my motivation for running!! Where do you live and what streets do you run on??!! Thank you my friend. No. . . . really.
Comment by Shawna Kennedy on September 24, 2009 at 9:24pm
I found red, lace panties next to the running track around the lake near my house tonight. A little disturbing. All in all, I'd rather have found money.
Comment by J-F lemay on September 24, 2009 at 8:46am
All I found yet is new BIG PASSION! I'll keep searching for the BIG BUCKS!
Comment by Jonathan Banks on September 23, 2009 at 7:21am
I found a Harley Davidson, or at least the frame of one. It sits at the top of a hill in an area that is my favorite local run. The area was for years criss crossed with motorcycle trails and was probably the site of a lot of trash dumping. About 10 years ago a land trust took over the land and has been nursing it back to life. Great trail system now. The Harley sits at the top of a nice little hill that I have nicknamed Harley Hill. I must say I would have preferred to find $500 dollars.
Comment by Thomas Orf on September 21, 2009 at 6:02pm
: ) The checks in the mail!
Comment by Clark Kent on September 21, 2009 at 2:11pm
Actually, I think that was the $500 I lost. If you could just mail it to me...

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