combining running with errand !

I managed to combine my run with something useful today. I had a bunch of posters to put up to publicize a kid's programme I'm involved with on Sunday, but was worried about fitting it in with my run - when I realised I could combine the two in a shortish run.

So off I set in my running gear, but clutching a bundle of posters and with a roll of sellotape in my pocket. After my warmup walk I broke into a jog, which took me exactly a kilometer to my 1st location. Paused my garmin, stuck my posters. Reactivated my garmin and jogged to next location 0.5k. More posting, then reactivated garmin and jogged 1k home. As a bonus, my final k was a new record for me - I was nice and warmed up - realised at the 800m mark that if I pushed the pace a bit I would come in below my previous best, so I did. (7m30s /km if anyone is counting...)

That would be a good afternoon !


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4 Replies

  • How brilliant, a great example of multitasking there :)

  • It is well known that stopping to put a poster up every kilometre is the most effective way to run faster kilometre pace, especially if the poster is the C25k poster available from here

    Keep running, keep smiling.

  • Hence the phrase, 'running an errand" 😊

  • Double helping of self satisfaction and smugness ! Great idea and great fastest k.

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