Sunday, December 12, 2010

Running an Errand (Literally)

I read THIS article a few days ago and decided I should actually try it. The article from Runner's World online talks about getting chores done while running. That way, if you don't have a lot of time, you can still go running.

I decided to try it out. I had some checks to deposit so I put my house key and debit card in my running pants pocket and my two checks in my water bottle. It worked perfectly. I didn't feel like I was carrying anything different from the usual. And I overestimated how far the bank was. It's only about 1 mile from my house, which makes for a SUPER easy run. I refuse to drive there ever again. It's too simple. Why did I ever drive in the first place??

I also had to go to the post office and drop off my Netflix, but I figured that was a little too far for a quick run. But I will try it soon! The article also talks about using a backpack for more errands. I'm not sure I could handle that, just yet. It seems intriguing though and, of course, something I have to try.

So, I got 2 miles in today. Awesome. I figured I wouldn't get any in due to my studying for finals. And blogging (of course). :)  

Miles- 2.07
Time- 19:41
Avg Pace- 9:30

Go run some errands!


  1. great job. Since most of my runs are at 5am, I'm not sure I'd get much else done but I say, if it works for you, then do it!

  2. Great idea!!! I have found that my hydration pack works great for carrying additional items. That may be an option.

  3. What a great idea! Good job on getting out there and run! :) Check out Nathans running fuel vest, I have it and really like it, because it does not bounce at all. You can use it as a backpack only as well.

  4. Nice one! I walked to the bank with the baby last week and it was really nice. It's about a mile and a half away so if I had a jogger it would be a perfect training run lol.


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