Sunday, January 11, 2009

Let's Just Walk Everywhere....

Cars are great.  I mean, I don't know how we would survive without them.  They help us get places faster, they allow us to have jobs further than a few miles away, they keep us connected, etc, etc...I love the fact that someone invented cars.

But, as one who lacks automotive repair skills, when I have to fork out $600 for car repairs, like I did yesterday, it makes me wish that everything was in walking distance.  I know that is not realistic, although I have heard of people turning to biking/running to and from work.  Not sure I could do that.   Just not practical for my situation.  For those that can do it,  I think it's great, and I am jealous.   If I lived closer to work I might actually consider it.  But I don't.

RUNNING
I ran 6 miles with my friend Adam yesterday.  It was a good run, at a nice easy pace, except that it was cold and my mustache/beard ended up with frost/ice in it.  The first half was into the wind and cold.   This was really my first time running with somebody.  It was pretty fun, we talked the whole way.  He is training for the OKC marathon in April, and I am thinking about joining him for the Half.   Not sure I want to bite off doing a full just yet.  Hopefully we'll get to do a few more runs together since we live so close to one another.


5 comments:

RunToFinish said...

Yeah car stuff really stinks, cause you never expect it! I'm lucky that I can walk to the grocery store and target any time. I'm just a tad too far from work to walk and there are no showers if I were to run...but people might leave me alone that way :)

Melanie said...

i'm pissed at my car today too, cuz it wouldn't start this morning in the cold. :( it'll be going to the dealership this week.... sigh. Hope it's not a $600 bill like yours... sorry. Great run though!

Fair Weather Runner said...

Hmmm, I wonder if I know the Adam you are running with, Wichita is a pretty small world, sounds like the Adam I might know (runner, doing OKC). Anyway, you should consider OKC, it's an amazingly fun race, they have a half.

Fair Weather Runner said...

HA! Yep, small world indeed, pretty sure it's the same Adam, funny 'R' last name! We keep missing each other at races, I've known him since I was a kid. Anyway, best of luck on your first half, it's an excellent feeling! Oh and if you don't already, running along the river is a great long run spot, makes it more bearable!

Julianne said...

Yay for running buddies! It definitely breaks up the routine, when you run with someone. :-)