Monday, November 17, 2008

Running with STUFF

I went for a run at lunch today. There is a Starbucks about 2 miles from my office. In keeping with my losing the car idea, it seems silly to get in my car and drive 2 miles to get a soy latte. But I really do LOVE coffee drinks. I discovered I can easily run there.

I think I need to figure out how to run home with a latte. I'm somewhat worried it will spill all over me, even with a lid, but is that any different than when I go trail running and come back covered in dirt and twigs? And oh, think of all the funny looks I'd get from people on the way back to work! I think I'm going to need to try it.

I've run home with multiple random items during my running lifetime. Here are a few of the greatest:
  1. A coat rack that hangs on the wall (found this in CT on a snowy day - ran about 4 miles home with it - awesome looks and honking from cars passing)
  2. A limited edition framed picture (lost the pic, but the frame is hanging on our wall)
  3. Golf balls for Steven (I'm such a great wife, no?!)
  4. An election sign (needed the post for something else - Steven finally helped me remove the "VOTE for blah blah" part of the sign so it was easier to run with)
Jeff has me beat though - this past year at the AFC half marathon he paced Brian to a PR. He stopped to grab a burrito and drink before Brian showed up at mile 4. Brian showed up a bit early, so Jeff just ate and ran - this is the kind of talented athlete that Jeff is.


Kathleen @ ForgingAhead said...

Hey, I have an idea for you! Get one of those to-go mugs that completely seal. You can either carry it in your hand or wear one of those water bottle holder things on your waist.

This is mine and I love it:

Roo said...

When I used to ride my bike to track early in the am I would just put coffee in my bike bottle. As long as it's not too hot it works. (and Starbucks is never that hot anyway) I think you'd get better looks if you just ran with the cup though!

rocketpants said...

I would have to agree with Kathleen about putting it in a mug and then you save paper too. I spill the normal cups on my arm when i'm just walking...granted i'm super talented like that so maybe i'm not the best indicator of if it is do-able or not.

Brooke said...

OMG..that is hilarious. I hate holding things while running.

rr said...

They'll put a starbucks sticker over the hole in the lid if you ask.. I put my soy latte in my bike drink cubbything all the time! Yea for no car.. I'm with you!

jennyonthespot said...

Hi - Kathleen told me about you... and have wanted to come by!

Love this post. I am rather fond of the coffee drink, and have wondered about the same thing! If you figure anything out, be sure to let us know :)