I needed to head into Georgetown today to pick something up. I don’t drive in DC, parking sucks in Georgetown, and the metro doesn’t actually go there. Also, we are currently having parking issues (gotta love urban living) and all the cars have good spots, so I didn’t want to move them LOL.
So, I decided to literally run my errands. I’d run into Georgetown to pick up what I needed and then run back to Arlington, stopping at the grocery store on the way home.
What was so important I needed to actually run to get it?
Yes, I ran the 3+ miles to Georgetown just so I could get the sticker that North Face made for us as an apology for the long half marathon. (I actually talked to one of their marketing people while there and found out two interesting things: the trail was changed fairly last minute by the group that controls the trails AND the super long distance between aid station 1 and aid station 2 was because they were not allowed to put anything in that section, despite the heat and that’s why we got the extra water bottle. Kudos to North Face for making the best of the situation.)
Before heading out:
The run was a bit of a trip down memory lane. I ran past our old apartment, the corner where we got engaged, the hotel where I went to dinner for my junior prom, and over the Key Bridge into Georgetown, where we used to walk on nice days when we commuted from Roslyn to just past Georgetown.
The distance from my house to the North Face store in Georgetown (ignore the time it took me – there were a lot of red lights and photo ops LOL).
Then I turned around and ran back up the hill towards home. OK, maybe I walked some of the hill up from Roslyn. That thing is huge! After a quick stop at the store, I walked another mile home. Total mileage: 5.3 running + 1.3 walking.
Do you run errands? This is the first time I’ve done one that involved carrying a significant amount of stuff…
And don’t forget: My Spartan Race giveaway ends at Midnight!!! Not too late to enter!