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?