I don't have much running related to talk about today. I am bundled up in layers drinking a lot of hot tea doing whatever I can to NOT venture outside. But I DO want to share my appreciation to all of you by having a giveaway. I have a $15 RoadID gift card to give a lucky someone! Road ID isn't sponsoring me at all to do this. I am doing this out of my own free will. :-)
I actually won the gift card at my last race and won't use it. But I DO want to make sure it goes to a good home for Christmas.
This post isn't exactly relevant for this weekend since is so freakin cold out! But since I have been in my new abode, I have not just spent my time running to hit a specific mileage or time goal. Also, I'm not training for anything specific right now, either. I have been using my running time as a multitasking experiment of sorts.
I have been literally running my errands.
It has been working out. Pun intended. It takes a little bit more time to hit your mileage, but I feel that it has been saving me time in the long run, and potentially money, wear and tear on the vehicles, ect.
It also has been a bit more fun then just plodding away at the miles.
Oooh, can the radar catch me?
No. I tried over and over again!
I can easily mix up my routes. Things in my new 'hood are less far away then I think.
One of my fave places to eat is only 2 miles away.
I can check my mail at the post office.
And I can slog downtown and go to the thrift store.
Plus I have been having the "new boy" tag along with his bike so if I find something at the store or I need to carry stuff back - like my mail, or hold layers of clothes, it's like I have my own personal pack mule. :-)
I guess if you had a kid you can haul them and your swag in/on the stroller, too.
Do you ever "run" your errands? How's your weather right now?