For example, this weekend, in addition to my long run of 12 miles (details below), I celebrated my 6th wedding anniversary with my wife. In the 6 years that we've been married, we've celebrated numerous ways: Vacation to the Caribbean, quiet night out of shopping, etc. However, with ever frequent baby checkups and the all to real proposition of another mouth to feed, we decided to take 'er easy this year and just celebrate each other**. Read: no gifts!
However, even though we agreed to nothing...like my dad says, I may have been born at night - but it wasn't last night....and I know better than to not have a card and a little something. Unfortunately, I was working from home all week with my wife and wasn't able to sneak away. The solution: grab something on the run! I run without my shirt on*** so I had to carry a shirt, and my running flow was interrupted to pick out the perfect card (which, of course I did), but overall I was able to combine my two loves:
Am I alone here? Or has anyone else ever ran errands while out on the run? Other than this weekend, I've returned movies, went to the post office, and have picked up flowers.
12 miles on Saturday at 8:19 pace. Seemed slower than that because of the heat (89 degrees), the humidity (50%), and my Achilles which is STILL a bit sore from the hills on Thursday. It is "monsoon" season in Phoenix which means that we'll get frequent clouds, occasional sprinkles, and will actually get some rain about once a month. It was sprinkling when I started out on my run which made me feel like I was running through a swamp.
**Why are you reading this? Did you expect something dirty?
***Another mental picture to get seared into your head like the one of me on the can