I’ve gone beyond “just run commuting.”
Now I’m running to do errands.
I’ve stopped off at the grocery store a few times on the
way run home from work. But, that’s not too extreme since there’s a Safeway on the road home, so I literally do not have to go off course.
But, today I brought my running clothes into work for a different reason. (Yes, did you notice how I didn’t say running clothes and shoes? It’s because I recently decided to keep an extra pair of running shoes at work just in case!) I brought the gear so that I could run to my doctor’s appointment.
Sounds a little weird, I know.
Yesterday I looked up the bus route from my office to my doctor’s office. Google told me I would need to take two separate buses and that the entire journey would take 35-40 minutes! (It provided two options, one was 35 minutes, and the other 40). Then, when I mapped the walking route, Google told me it would take 40 minutes …
Thus, running there and back seemed like the best option, obviously.
It was 1.8 miles each way — going there I had some insane hills, but it was all in good fun, right? Err, all in the name of health?
That time above was the up-hill battle to the doctor. Running home was much faster! And, I lucked out and didn’t catch any rain at all!
I did however apologize once to the nurse and a second time to my doctor for showing up all sweaty.
“Oh, that’s way your blood pressure is a little high,” the nurse said after checking it. “But, still well within the normal range!”
She also added in a “Good for you!” So, there you have it. Nurse approved.
Always opt to run. You won’t be sorry.