Running 10:00  1.0 mi (10:00 / mi)
Running in jeans with a backpack. Ugh. I had an in person meeting on campus today, and I apparently haven't quite figured out what I need to actually go to campus yet. I planned to get to lab about an hour early to just spend some time organizing and cataloging the many, many things that were left over from the previous occupants of the lab space. However, as I was getting out of the car, I realized I left my ID at home, so I drove back home, got my ID, and drove back to lab. I still had plenty of time, but now I was starting to get a little closer to the meeting time, so I quickly got out of the car and started heading towards my building. Faculty have to apply for parking permits on campus, but Sam gets a free parking permit for the USDA lot, so we just park there. It's only about half a mile between our buildings.
I had just gotten to my building (this time with my ID) when I realized I'd failed to put the parking permit up in the car. Now I was actually in pretty severe danger of being late for the meeting, so I ran back to the car, put the parking permit up, and back to lab. Running a mile is obviously not an issue, but somehow doing it in jeans with a computer in a backpack is a weirdly exhausting. Not really my plan for the afternoon, but I did have my meeting and I also did some lab organization. There is now enough room for a single person to actually work at a bench!
Running 40:00  4.2 mi (9:31 / mi)
shoes: Brooks Running 24
Much more relaxed evening birthday run with Presto! Just my normal long evening run option down to Beebe Lake and across the suspension bridge. Good to get out and get some non-frantic running in!