Running Errands.


I’ve been busy trying to figure out Albuquerque. Pressed for time, I run places to get things done. Yesterday, I ran to Michael Thomas for locally roasted coffee. I bought a half pound and ran home, coffee in hand. This morning I ran to yoga and then the library to get a library card. Headed to the grocery store the other day, the girl I was staying with laughed at me because I was literally going for a food run.  I like running on trails to nowhere, but if I don’t have time, it makes sense to run for transportation.

Carrying things while running can be awkward, so I usually try to limit what I bring. This morning I left the house with my driver’s license and a postmarked letter I sent to myself on Saturday. The empty envelope proves to the librarians that I live in Albuquerque and am not trying to steal their books and go on the lam. The books I wanted were checked out, so I reserved them. Maybe next week I’ll run downtown to pick them up.


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6 thoughts on “Running Errands.

  1. Dawn says:

    Nice shoes!

  2. Gary says:

    Your post reminds me of the days when I ran a lot. My cycling friends used to kid me by asking “what are you running from”? 🙂 Nice blog post!

    • laelwilcox says:

      Thanks Gary. Your cycling friends are stilling kidding you. Charlie was telling me stories about going for little runs along the ridge with you. He didn’t seem to think they were so little. Got any suggestions for good mountain runs or hikes around here?

      We went for an overnight bike-camping trip in the foothills last night, and rode ditches back to town.

      • Gary says:

        I really enjoy Charlie, great sense of humor. Tell him hi for me. The north Foothill trails probably have as many runners as cyclists. Up Embudo and down Embudito is one of my favorite runs, seems like 2 1/2 hours, or so, and some good elevation. Get a map of the Sandias, you’ll find tons of hiking or running up there, up to 6 hour runs with loops up there if you start and end at the bottom. Also, you both should go ride/run Otero Canyon and the Cedro area. Charlie can help you find it. It would be a nice place to camp as well. Bring water though. Isn’t it fun to explore a new area!

  3. Sarah G says:

    So I take it you’re staying in Abq. for a while? Maybe we can run when I visit my mom in December? She moved back to NM a couple months ago. Would be great to see you. -Sarah

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