Ways to Get From Here to There

Car? Check.

Bus? Check.

Running? What are you crazy? Check.

Yesterday I had to pick up my car from the shop, which is less than a mile from my house. My husband was away on business, so I planned on walking down to get it.

My purse is a bit cumbersome, so I didn’t bring it; just my credit card and keys which I stuffed in the pocket of my jacket and a granola bar because it was snack time.

I left the house, took two steps out the door, and didn’t feel like walking. I wanted to run! So I ran the .8 miles to the car place in my jean jacket, without myiPod, eating a granola bar.

For the first time – ever, I think – I ran somewhere not for exercise, but to get there. This has never even occurred to me before. Running just never seemed like a mode of transportation. Walking sure. But running? Nah. In fact, all of my routes are big circles, so the place I’m getting to is always the place I just left.

I really enjoyed traveling via running. And when I got there, I wasn’t even gasping for air or super sweaty. I felt mostly normal!

Granted, it wasn’t even a mile, but it still feels like a huge breakthrough.

4 Responses to “Ways to Get From Here to There”

  1. Kat Says:

    That is pretty cool Kimberly. I am not there yet, maybe I could see myself power walking….:-)

  2. South Beach Steve Says:

    This is pretty cool! I am so far from this right now that it isn't funny. I am going to get there though.

  3. Kat Says:

    That is pretty cool Kimberly. I am not there yet, maybe I could see myself power walking….:-)

  4. South Beach Steve Says:

    This is pretty cool! I am so far from this right now that it isn't funny. I am going to get there though.