Working out has to be fun; it can't be all work and no play. So today, when I was invited to join a group of women from my neighborhood for coffee at Panera, I decided to get creative. Instead of driving to Panera to socialize and caffeinate before my run, I had a better idea . . .
Panera is only two miles from my house. Why drive there(and burn gas and emit fossil fuels) when I can run? So, that's what I did. To up the fun factor, I recruited another friend to run too, and a third friend decided to walk. Together, the three of us left our cars in our driveways and made our way to Panera on our own power. I got to run, I got to save money on gas and I got to have coffee and bagels with my friends. Win-win.