Friday afternoon I left work a little early to tackle a bunch of errands. About half way through, I wondered where in the world all these people came from - shouldn't they be at work? I guess I miss a lot in all the hours during the week when I sit in front of a computer for work. I thought grocery stores would be empty and it would be a breeze to get through town and tackle errands - I was wrong. Even the dog grooming place where I buy the dog food was hopping.
In the end though, dog food was purchased, new running shoes were purchased, the car was washed and I went to three different grocery/specialty stores to get food for the week.
I planned on doing a 20 miler Saturday and wanted to get all my errands out of the way on Friday so my weekend was completely free. My plans changed a bit though. My husband's plans changed last minute and he wasn't going to be gone all day like we originally thought so we decided to hang out together and go look at property for sale.
I'm pretty sure I found another reason why I like running. Instead of exploring back roads in a car, I can do so on foot. If you are on foot, you do not get car sick. The final two hours of our adventure were rather miserable. I was hot and then cold, had a headache and on the verge of puking with every curve we drove around. West Viriginia roads are like that. Luckily, it quickly went away after we were back on the interstate.
So, no 20 miler on Saturday. Instead, I just hit the treadmill for some miles in the evening because I was antsy for not running and being cooped up in a car.
I woke up Sunday morning with the plans to get in the 20 miles. I'm pretty sure between the new shoes and the Brooks Nightlife jacket I wore (which I won last year on a blog contest and still love), I looked like a complete tool. No one should wear that much fluorescent clothing. Most people would probably break in new shoes as well but I figure there was no better way to break them in with 20 miles. I figured they were going to work and felt safe doing so. I'm believe I was right! First 20 miler of the year complete, despite it being fairly cold and windy.
An ironic thing from my Friday errands. I spent an insane amount of money on the new shoes yet when I went to wash the car, I made sure to go to the car wash where the hand bays are $1.75 instead of $2.00. And, I certainly wouldn't go through the expensive automatic one or the one where someone else actually washes it for you - far too expensive!