I think I have the worst luck of anyone I know regarding flat tires. Amazingly, 2009 was a lucky flat-free year for me. But I just got my second one of 2010. The first one was in July on my way to a race (made it there but it was flat and undriveable by the time I finished), and a kind stranger fixed it afterward. Well, yesterday I was leaving work at lunch time to go get an hour of CLE and I noticed it was flat before I even got on the road. I ran back in the office and the receptionist drove me to the CLE and then picked me up. I don't have roadside assistance on my car anymore (note to self to get it!), and hubby had to work until 7, and I had to be at a movie theater for the Sound of Music Sing-Along at 6:00 (it would have been okay for me to be late, but I paid for tickets for a friend, and she couldn't pick them up without me being there, so I really had to be on time). The partner at my firm said he could change it for me -- so, so nice! So I drove to the theater on the dinky spare. What I forgot was that I can't drive on the highway with that, so I had to take city streets, which meant almost 45 minutes to go about 6 miles between all the traffic and traffic lights. I was late but my sweet friend was quite understanding. It was a frustrating day though. But singing along to Sound of Music made the night a fun and memorable evening after all. Always torn when trying to choose my fave song in that movie.
I don't know why I get so many flats. I know there's a lot of construction in Dallas, so there are more nails and random debris on the streets than in other cities, but no one I know seems to get them as often as I do!
Anyway, my big project for this weekend I think is going to be to go to some running stores and do some internet research about racing flats (shoes, not tires!). My speed coach in the spring was suggesting I should get a pair and I think I'm finally ready. I'd like to bust out a few PRs in early 2011! Ran a bit at camp this morning, 1 mile hard, and about .6 easy, but didn't get to run with Joy afterward since I had to get home to deal with the tire stuff.