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Weekend Well-Being: Literally "Run" an Errand

Weekend Well-Being: Literally "Run" an Errand

This weekend, I urge you to take advantage of the cooling temperatures when you take care of your weekend business and literally run an errand.

Need to return books to the library? Put them in a backpack and run there. Imagine how easy the run home will be with no books loading you down. Need to drop off some dry cleaning? Run your clothes to your cleaners. I have learned from experience that it is easier to run to the cleaners with dirty clothes than to run home with clean, pressed shirts. If running is not your thing, try walking your errands or even biking them. Just get physical, burn some calories, cross items off your to do list, and lessen your carbon footprint. Another thing about "running" errands, no need to look for parking!

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ibiteback ibiteback 8 years
I love to ride my bike to the library. it is about a 45 minute ride and the destination aspect gets me to pump up the past. also, the break in between helps me recover and go strong on the way back.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
A good idea in theory - but like Spectra said, you could easily get injured while running with all that stuff on your back. Walking or biking though is a great way to do it! :)
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't know about running while carrying a bunch of stuff because you risk getting injured doing that. I often walk to do my errands though...I walk to the post office to mail stuff and I always walk to the library. Sometimes I walk to the store if I only need a few things, but I don't like to walk there if I know I'll be getting a ton of stuff.
hippiecowgirl hippiecowgirl 8 years
I live in a rural area, too. The grocery store is in sight from my house so that's not much of a challenge, but any other errands are about 20 minutes via the highway. I do work downtown in a nearby city and find myself walking to run errands on my lunch hour at least once a week. It's really refreshing.
vitisva vitisva 8 years
I dunno about RUNNING but I have been increasing where I walk
Chaoticfury Chaoticfury 8 years
I have to pick up some chicken for dinner and I have library books due tomorrow; I'll be adding an extra ten minutes to my daily rountine. Thanks!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that this is a great thing for people who don't usually have to walk/run to do their errands. for me, i live in NYC so everything that i do i have to run/walk. the other good thing aside from the health benefit is that you'll cut down on gas ;) you won't have to drive the 1/2 a mile to do something, you can just walk it and save the use on your tank and reduce your carbon footprint for a day.
MaggietheCat MaggietheCat 8 years
That's great for you city folks but it's seven miles down a country road to my grocery store. If I wanted to run my errands, I'd have to be a marathoner! Now biking... That would make a lovely afternoon!
lydialee_home lydialee_home 8 years
I also run to the grocery store for light grocery - just some limes and green onion. Running down to the supermarket empty handed is very easy, but it's a little bit funny to run back home with a grocery bag. I walked back home instead, but it's still good exercise. :)
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