I needed a few groceries this morning. I also needed some beer that will be our contribution to Thanksgiving with our friends. Despite the fact that I can walk to Giant, Harris Teeter, and Whole Foods and drive in less than 10 minutes to Safeway and Trader Joe’s, I decided a trip to Wegman’s was in order. This involves a 15 mile drive to the suburbs. On the Monday before Thanksgiving. What WAS I thinking?
The directions I got off the web would have been great, except the exit that I was supposed to use wasn’t actually open at the time of day I wanted to use it. So, I took the next exit and wandered my way to the store. (Thank goodness I went to high school near there, so I had at least some idea where I was.) Once I finally located the store (without even consulting a map! Go me!) , I then had the fun of finding a parking spot in the HUGE lot. Where I live, if you park in the farthest spot, you can return your cart to the store after loading your car without a lot of difficulty. My goal in this lot was to be that distance from a cart return. Whoa.
The store was INSANE! Note to self: this is the second year you’ve done this near Thanksgiving. Do not repeat this next year. I did manage to get 2.5 cases of beer, about half of which I could not have gotten close to home. I also managed to find all the other stuff on my list, with the lone exception of refrigerated salad dressing. I settled for shelf stable and got the heck out of there. I felt much more comfortable once I got back into the land of tall buildings and small parking lots LOL.
I ran a quick 3.43 miles today on the treadmill. I’m at about 899 miles for the year and needing to do every little bit I can if I hope to eke out 1000 miles for the year. I ran a nice sub 9 pace and so was able to manage the above in 30 minutes, with no hip pain. I’m hoping to do a long run tomorrow if my leg cooperates. I also did a quick four yesterday with my dad before they flew home to WI. (And yes, my parents do rock, especially since they live nearly half a country away from me)