Tuesday--I pulled a classic Jade move and forgot my ID for the gym (and I even had a gym date with a friend, dang) so I didn't run. It might have been for the best because boy oh boy was I wrong when I said I wasn't sore from the minimal amount of non-weighted lower body strength training I did on Monday! Turns out I was very sore Tuesday and even a little sore yesterday. Normally I'm not afraid to run on sore muscles but I keep second guessing myself when I feel soreness in my SI joint area because I don't want to go down the injury road again before I'm even running again. Better safe than sorry at this juncture, I have plenty of time before I need to start training more seriously.
Wednesday--I kept my run to 2.5 miles because of the soreness and icy sidewalks/paths. I think that means I might make today a run day too...wahoo, two days in a row! I'm going to stick to the 'mill though...here's what I was dealing with yesterday. Do you see the dark patches? Those are the non-icy spots (I know it's winter and I live in Minnesota and I should really just accept that it's going to be icy and slippery but I prefer to complain about it daily).
I discovered my new favorite errand: getting oil changes. Why? Because I discovered a dealership that does oil changes for $16.95 and has free CARIBOU coffee, a cappuccino machine, and fountain pop! I am aware that I lead a sheltered life, but I was extremely impressed by this.
I sat in front of a fireplace, sipped my free coffee (not a good idea at 5 pm), and watched a TV far larger than my own. I left a suggestion in the comment box that they should have free chair massages too. Cross your fingers that they do before we put 2,000 more miles on the car. :)
I was so relaxed when I got home that I decided to be extra sweet and make Frank cookies for a "happy 1 week before our anniversary" present.
What is your favorite errand? Least favorite?
Anyone else have such an awesome oil change place??