Everyone has run an errand in his or her life, but how many people have literally run an errand. During my early high school days, long before online banking existed, I frequently ran to our local bank and back to check my balance. I distinctly remember tucking my bankcard into my sports bra and taking off out the door anxiously awaiting the magic number I had earned folding ‘graphic tees’ till I was blue in the face.
What was unique about these runs is how quickly the time went by. I wore the same clothes, ran similar streets, and ran at my usual time. So what made these minutes of running fly by? Running with a purpose! When you are running to accomplish something, it is much easier to get out the door and often a more enjoyable experience.
Runners Feed would like to challenge you to RUN an errand this weekend. Have your kids tag-a-long on their bikes or get your furry friend out for some exercise.
Top 4 Reasons to Run An Errand:
- Spare the Air: Do your part to combat air pollution in your community
- Multi-task: Get your run done while knocking something else off your to-do list
- Inspire: By arriving at your destination sweaty and red in the face, you generate curiosity and a platform to share your experience with those you encounter
- Easy Day: Running with a purpose will make your run seem easy and shorter than usual.
About the Author: Chantelle Wilder is the Senior Editor and Co-Founder of Runners Feed. She also competes for the New Balance Silicon Valley club in the Bay Area of California. When she isn’t running, or editing she can be found enjoying the fruitful wines of nearby Napa Valley while challenging her husband to a game of Bananagrams®.