Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Shorts

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?

7 comments:

Johann said...

Glad to hear you could run and had a good one as well. The biggest thing I've forgotten for running on a trip was my running shoes. I put them out first and somehow never packed them. No run for me on that trip. Not running but we went camping once and I forgot the tent!

Jamoosh said...

Sunglasses - at least from a running stand point.

Carol said...

I always travel with my Garmin charger! It seems about twice a year, for no reason at all, it will just suddenly and totally discharge itself to the point that it won't even stay turned on. (I'm on my 3rd Garmin and they've all done it.) So far I haven't forgotten anything but I'm always afraid of forgetting my shoes or sports bra.

Kim said...

I'm glad you got shorts! From a running perspective, I once brought two different shoes. That was not good. They were both the same foot!!

Staci Dombroski said...

My biggest thing I forgot when I traveled was my passport when I lived in Mexico. That was interesting :)

Jamie said...

Glad you were able to get some shorts and find a route to run!

I've forgotten nearly everything at some point. Usually it's just contact solution, chargers, or toothpaste :) Other times it's essential clothing.

Sarah said...

Last time I traveled with hubby and kids and had packed a lovely lunch for the way there. Just as we were in the car, about to break out lunch, we realized I never put the cooler in the car! We ended up eating Pop-tarts instead. :)