The phenomenon of Black Friday shopping divides people into two camps — those who do and those who do not. I definitely fall in the “do not” camp. I’m not a big shopper the other 364 days of the year, so I’m certainly not going to risk a stampede just to save a few extra bucks.
Typically, I would spend Black Friday sleeping in, making breakfast, and cleaning the house. This year, as part of my duties as a Run On! Racing Team member, I was asked to help lead a social run being offered from my local running store. I’m almost embarrassed to admit that I hadn’t joined a Run On! run since we moved, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity to get to know my new store and get in my RW mile(s) for the day.
I rolled out of bed earlier than I had all week, got all dressed up, drove to the store, figured out the route, and then waited for the crowd. And waited. And waited. And no one appeared.
An hour later, I decided go run alone anyway. I wanted to check out the route, I was already geared up, and I feared that if I went straight home, I wouldn’t get in my ‘required’ mile. Initially, I was disappointed that I wasn’t running with a group after all. But once I got going, it was really nice.
My favorite moment of the run :: Exploring Andy Brown Park. I passed tons of runners, walkers, kids, and puppies all out working off their indulgences from the day before. I hadn’t seen that many people on a run since the last time I ran at Katy Trail. And they were all super-friendly to boot.
Another 3.5 miles in the books. Can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.
~your busy little B