Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Running Errands

Yesterday I headed out for a nice little recovery run at lunch. I wouldn't typically run on a Monday (as per THE PLAN), but this week had to be shuffled around a little since we leave for Antigua on Saturday!




I had a couple of errands to run (bank, grocery store) and also wanted to pick up lunch (Subway). I was able to accomplish all 3 during the run and I must have been quite the sight running along carrying my sub and grocery bag. :-) Good thing I have big pockets for all of those gold bars...

I was aiming for recovery pace, but my legs did not want to find it. I was constantly reigning myself in to slow down and felt surprisingly great after Sunday's long run and a pretty heavy Week 1.

Have I mentioned that we leave for Antigua in 4 more sleeps?! This time next week we'll be running lounging on the beach!

Happy 1-11-11!

41 comments:

TNTcoach Ken said...

Hey, I just started a 'We Hate Marlene' group on Facebook....... LOL

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

so jealous. that's all i am going to say.

Jogging with Fiction said...

hahah! I'm jealous of your vacation and of your serious multitasking abilities on a run!

Laura said...

Even though we just got back from vacay..I am jealous of your upcoming trip.
Multitasking on a run...you are a nut seriously.

Aneta said...

1-11-11 - i like numbers like that.

good job in 'running' errands. sometimes ill run to the library to return books or to bluckbuster to return movies.

omg antigua! yay! so jealous. u will have a blast. get out of this dreadful winter and get into some summer heat. bring the sunshine and heat back with u!!!!

Joanne said...

Lucky you! Great getaway. Hope you have some quality down time.
Your runs last week looked great. Super running times. Keep up the good work and have a great vacation. :)

Shannon said...

Hey, that's where my husband and I are planning on vacationing this year. Can you inbox me and let me know where you're staying? We're shopping around for deals :)

Hannah said...

I cannot even comment on the rest of your post...I'm too busy drooling over Antigua. I hope you have an amazing trip!

Jess said...

How fun that you're going to Antigua soon!

I love combining running and errands. Usually, I run with Norah in the stroller, so I always have a place to put things, but it sure does make you feel productive to combine tasks like that, doesn't it?

misszippy said...

That sounds heavenly right about now! Yay for you!

Teamarcia said...

Yay for Antigua! It's been many moons since I've been there but it was WONDERFUL! Enjoy!

teacherwoman said...

I am jealous that you are going some place warm! Enjoy!

I think once we come out of your -30 cold spell later next week, the single digits might feel pretty darn warm!

the dawn said...

i have always wanted to do my running whilst running errands. and i would if the closest target wasn't 20 miles away.

good work!

J said...

I am so jealous! You get to escape this cold and snow! Great job on the lunch run! This whole morning running is great but I am tired!

Emz said...

Antigua?

so
freaking
awesome.

Runners Fuel said...

I'm so jealous about your get away!!

fancy nancy said...

Don't you need a travel organizer....translator...anything? I need a warm-up!!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

FOUR DAYS!!! That is not enough time for me to plan!! I need a weeks notice to get packed and find my swim suit!! Oh wait, what do you mean I'm not coming a long?

Is that a gold bar in your pocket or are you planning a trip to Antigua? Sweet!!!

Morgan said...

I'm joining Ken's group... ok not really but only because I leave for Florida on Friday! Enjoy your tropical get away you lucky b!!! :)

Denise said...

sooo jealous about your upcoming trip!

I RUN LIKE A GIRL said...

Yay!! for Antigua!! Have SO much fun - enjoy your time relaxing, drinking fruity drinks and sleeping in! :-)

I love running errands - literally. It is always a sight and I always have the most random things. I love the subway sub! ha

Jason said...

It is freezing here in Texas, and maybe not Canada Cold, but cold and that pic just warmed me up.

Enjoy the trip and enjoy running in gorgeous scenery. I have run in Cozumel and Maui and it is an unreal experience.

Forward Foot Strides said...

IS that an invite??? Well then, I'd love to come!

Jill said...

JEALOUS!!!!!!

Have a blast, chica! You deserve it living in that frozen tundra land of your!

Nicole said...

Yay for Antiga! My parents are going this spring! I hope you have fun!

Amy said...

I'm jealous! I often have a hard time sticking to a slower pace too.

Heidi said...

Have a blast on your trip. Will be so nice for you to get a little warmth after what you guys have been getting blasted with lately.

lindsay said...

i also joined ken's group. but i might unjoin if i find any goodies in your house to re-sell while you're gone ;)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

Do you have to gloat about it? ;-)


okay, take lots of photos so I can daydream that I was there too.

macnic said...

Oh, enjoy your vacation! I once ran back to the pub to pick up my husband's car, but after nachos and a beer it was a bad decision.

Jim ... 50after40 said...

Jealous!!!

Indi said...

sounds fabulous...Antigua I mean, not the running with groceries and sub!! ;) Enjoy your much deserved vacation!!

Julie D. said...

So, so, so exciting!!!! We just booked a 10th anniversary trip to kauai in June and I'm already counting the days. Have a GREAT time...already looking forward to your pictures!!!

ajh said...

So jealous! Have a great time.

Her Name is Rio said...

That picture is gorgeous! Have a great time!

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Oh, man, totally jealous of your vacation since we are currently buried in a major blizzard!! And way to multi task on your run! :)

Kim (Book Worm Runs) said...

Oh, man, totally jealous of your vacation since we are currently buried in a major blizzard!! And way to multi task on your run! :)

Robin said...

Looks beautiful have a great trip!

Wifey said...

I could so use a little beach right now! Can I come, too? Just kidding. Sort of.

Good for you! How exciting.

Winks & Smiles,
Wifey

Richelle said...

So jealous that you get to enjoy warm weather and plenty of sunshine. Have a fabulous time in Antigua!

Kim said...

Have a great time in Antigua!!!!