Let’s talk about run commuting guys!
Who does it?
Why do you do it?
….Who likes it???
I probably run commute in general once a week and more than that during the end of the uni semester when I am crazed out of my mind with essays and assignments (handed in 10,000 words last weekend… It pretty much destroyed my soul).
I LOVE it and would do it all the time if it weren’t for social niceties like not turning up to places covered in sweat.
The main thing I love about it is for realsies the efficiency. Like if public transport takes me half an hour and running takes me half an hour I would way rather run, right? No brainer.
The trick to it is to be organised. Like if I’m going to uni, I’d prefer to run home rather than there because I don’t want to sit through a three hour class covered in sweat. So I’ll go the class fully decked out in my running stuff.
If I wasn’t a student and didn’t spend all my money on travelling (my financial planning is interesting 😉 ) I would totally invest in one of those badass running backpacks. Parents/Sis/Curtis/Bestie, if you’re reading (which you better be), take note, only six months till my birthday.
In the meantime (full disclosure ha) I cram anything I might need in my pockets/bra. Ya. It looks really attractive and normal. I’ve been doing this for so long that I don’t even think about it and it’s actually interesting how little you really need to leave the house? Phone. Keys. Eftpos card. Lipstick. Seriously that’s it. I write all my uni notes in my phone and I’m not a huge note taker anyway so it’s not even a big deal. Side note- the other day I left the house with no phone and no keys and had to facebook Curtis off my friend’s phone because I didn’t know his number to come rescue me. Ya so apparently that stuff is optional too.
(Weird bulgy pockets full of phone/keys/headphones/lipstick).
Final random note about run commuting that doesn’t really fit with anything else I said… One time I saw a guy run commuting with a coat hanger and shirt hanging off his backpack and it just really made me happy. So much respect.
So: who is a run commuter?
What are your must haves for leaving the house? lipstick is non-negotiable for me
Ever locked yourself out real bad? I’ve locked myself out a billion times becaaue growing up I would always just climb back in the window so I never learnt the importance of keys.