Because I work so early in the morning, I often pack my lunch and prepare my clothes the night before. My husband and I share a car so he usually drives me to work and I take a bag with running gear so I can run the 2.4 km. home.
This morning I grabbed my lunch and clothes and went to work. It was a typical chaotic day and I was looking forward to releasing some tension on the run home. As soon as I swiped the time clock I was outta there, grabbed my bag and went to the ladies room to change clothes. The first thing that I noticed when I opened my bag was that I forgot to pack my Garmin. I have a slight addiction to my Garmin so was very disappointed but didn’t allow that to ruin my mood. . after all .. I have run this route dozens of times and it is a known distance.
As I stripped my work clothes off I realized that there was no sports bra in the bag. Dammit! Underwire bras are not my friend but I have run in one for short distances. Then I realized that I have no shirt! No bra, no shirt ! But I have 3 buffs!! wtf was I thinking last night??
Lol.. I could have run home in my work uniform shirt ( I work in a grocery store) but in the below freezing temperatures I really should wear a moisture wicking shirt. So.. I said f**k it and walked home. I had a sweater with me so I was warm enough ( but would have been too warm to run) And.. it was a nice walk. There were lots of people walking (with and without dogs) and I greeted everyone of them with a bright Hello.
It takes longer to walk home than to run home so I was pressed for time to get my run in before supper, but I managed a comfortable 4k. It wasn’t fast and it wasn’t furious, but it was done.