When I say I’m running to the post office, I mean literally, I’m running to the post office. I run two or three days a week and there is a 9 am pick up at the Haight Ashbury station, so I grab whatever mail needs to go out and run it down the hill. Depending on my route, it is either 0.75 miles or 1.25 miles for that beginning portion of my run.
This package is too heavy to go into a box, so I will have to make another trip after the post office opens to leave it on the counter*. When I don’t have things to go to the post office and I’m going the long route, I take newspaper plastic bags and leave them at the dog run. Just doing my part for the thousands of dogs that live here.
When you run your own business, you do everything at some point. Since most of my time is spent sitting at a computer, writing at my desk, or later in the evening, knitting on the couch, running has proved to be a nice counterbalance. I can remember when I started to realize I was running upright, with my shoulders back. What a thrill for a lifelong huncher (although I give Pilates credit for that). I don’t allow myself to think about my knitting, or patterns, or projects. I think about running or what I’m running past. This is actually fairly difficult. I spend my entire day thinking, pondering, analyzing, sometimes dreaming, so it is hard to make myself just concentrate on putting one foot in front of the other. The reward is that I often find solutions for things have arrived in my head when I get back to them.
Sometimes though I get really bored. I have counted the number or bicyclists wearing helmets compared to those not wearing them. I have counted the ratio of composting cans out to garbage cans (yes, I am judging!). Today’s observation: 2 bicyclists holding smart device in one hand with earphones and no helmet. Actually, probably a pretty decent percentage. I was a little late getting out so the crowd was a little different than usual.
In honor of those who ride bikes without thinking, I’ve created a coupon that is good for $2.00 off an order of $10 or more. Good through 9/24. NO HANDS
*Whoo Hoo! Mailperson took the package when leaving one!