Yesterday when I got ready to go for a run I realized I had forgotten to pack my running waist pack for our trip. I had wanted to take some pictures along the way but I didn’t want to carry a phone or a camera in my hands for 10 miles. Rookie mistake!
As I ran I started thinking about some of the funny thing I have carried on my runs. Sometimes I just can’t let life get in the way of a run. Other times I like to speed up my errand outings and get my workout in at the same time.
We live a few miles from Target and one morning while my husband was away with our car I wanted to start putting wedding pictures in frames. So I ran to Target, bought some frames and then tucked them in my arm for a run home. I felt like a villain running away with stolen goods. I made sure to hold on tightly to the receipt just in case someone called the cops!
Another afternoon I stopped by this awesome store The T-Shirt Deli to get a few custom shirts. As they were making my new shirts I went out for a run. This store not only makes the shirts, but then wraps them up like a sandwich in deli packaging along with a bag of chips and a napkin. When I came to pick them up I decided to finish by running the mile home. So I finished that run with 2 deli T-shirts, one in each hand.
I have run to the doctors and picked up medicine and run home with it. I took cash to the bank to deposit. There was a sad run home with my tax documents; unfortunately those weren’t lost along the way. I also once randomly bought a pair of goggles while I was out on a run and wrapped them around my wrist on the way back home.
Several times I have run home from Best Buy with a new iPod Shuffle because mine died on my running route. The week before our marathon I scurried home with a new Garmin watch because I ran with my old one in the rain and it fogged over (Boo!)
I have run with my backpack full of extra clothes for another run after work. The sack has also been full of ingredients to bake some ridiculous dessert on other occasions.
The list is endless and pretty absurd. I am sure I am not the only one who has gone out with some pretty bizarre things tucked in their arms or across their back. Give it some thought and let me know what your best objects carried while running were.