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:
Note the two reusable bags shoved in my handheld carrier and my iFitness armband? The grocery store I planned to stop at is a mile from my house.
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…
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13 thoughts on “Running Errands”
Haha, that sticker is pretty funny. Definitely worth the run!
Glad they made a correct race sticker!!!
What a fun way to get in your run and do errands.
That’s so awesome! Distance-wise, I could run to a grocery store, but there are no real shoulders or sidewalks, so I’d probably get myself killed in the process. I have run to the pool, though, does that count? LOL Good for you for getting your errands done and getting a run in at the same time! =) Also, I love that North Face made you guys stickers! Very cool.
Sounds like it was a run though memory lane.
I don’t generally run my errands. I like to run unencumbered and then be lazy for the rest of the day.
I’ve not run errands, but I’ve biked them. First time I did this, i Learned that you need to be careful what you buy at the store if you intend to carry it home on your back. Lol
I love running errands when the weather is nice. I am usually pushing my daughter in the BOB so plenty of room to stash groceries!
I LOVE running errands. It kind of gives me a sense of purpose on my run, like I’m accomplishing something. Plus, it often gives me a new route, which is always fun.
Love the sticker. I run to vote and that is about it for errands.
Yes I have both literally and figuratively run errands! Though not as many as you. I once ran 5 miles to buy some detergent!
Not sure if I would run with milk and potatoes! Great job! Love the new sticker too!
ha, love it ! I used to “run” errands when we lived in Baltimore … not feasible out here in the ‘burbs 🙁
I run or bike errands all the time – to the grocery store, into town for a school meeting, from a school – where I’ll leave the car – to some other event. Love to do things like that.
Love that you RAN errands! I love when I get texts asking what I am doing and I say “running errands” and then people usually ask if I mean literally or figuratively!
I’m super glad the North Face acknowledged the distance of the race (I would have gone for the sticker too!) and the aid station issues. It’s bad that it happened the way it did, but it would have been worse had they not acknowledged it at least ( I didn’t run it like you did, but that’s my opinion on it from outsiders perspective!)