In the middle of the work day on Wednesday I took a break and bought a pair of shorts. Why is it that I feel guilty for taking a long break even though I knew I would work more than my 8 hours? Anyways I got a pair of shorts so I could run while at the hotel.
After work I went to the hotel and changed into my running clothes and confirmed that my Garmin accidently turned on in my purse and ran the battery down. Then it started to rain. I was determined to get a run in despite all the minor obstacles showing up. I turned on my Garmin hoping it would run at least to a point I could figure was halfway. Half a mile into the run I turned up a hill where expensive houses lined the road and I did a loop checking out all the great houses and went to repeat the loop. Considering I just ran the loop, one would think, I could repeat it. I realized that I wasn't on the same route but kept running. I went up and over the hill until the road ended into another road on a steep downhill and I had no idea where I was. The only option was to turn back around and come back from the direction I came from. The hill back up was steep and challenging and I felt strong running it.
Eventually I recognized where I was and I ran back to the hotel and my Garmin lasted the whole time. Overall the run was 5 miles in a light rain with hills and it was awesome. I felt great!
Next time I travel, which is in 2 weeks, I will double check that I have not only shorts for running, but also my Garmin charger. What is the biggest thing you have forgotten while traveling?