I hate running out of the way errands. Even if it is close to home. My city is a victim of urban sprawl, and to go most places, you need a set of wheels. Car wheels preferably because though they advertise that this city is bicycle friendly, I see lots of debris filled bike lanes, impatient drivers, and have known too many people hit by cars on a bike.
This means I kind of jump at the chance to run errands by foot every so often. Today was the "overdue library book" errand. It was my third day of a three day grace period. I hadn't even cracked the book open to know what it was about, so I really didn't want to pay fines on something I had ignored for three weeks. But, I had no plans to drive in the area towards our local library - about a mile from home. I did have plans to go on a run that direction though! Running with a book for a mile really isn't as bad as it seems. I think if I had to go any farther, a running backpack would have been in order, but one book for one mile wasn't any worse than a water bottle! Of course, once I got rid of the book, it made the run all the more enjoyable. I did wonder what the drivers around me were thinking because someone running with anything in their hands is pretty strange around here.
I don't "run" errands that often, but I have been known on occasion to return movies or buy a very small grocery item (spinach comes to mind). It makes me feel like I'm doing my small part to use less gas and it gives me a "real" reason to run (do I really need any other reason other than general health and happiness though?!).
Have you ever "run" errands? What was your best errand ever run?