Boost your miles with a Christmas Card Run

Boost your miles with a Christmas Card Run

You may only exchange a greeting once a year, but sending a Christmas card shows that you’re thinking about those people who you keep in your address book, even though you may not see them from one year to the next.

Sending Christmas cards gives you an opportunity to show you care, and it’s important we take that opportunity, especially this year. It is a chance to exchange 12 months’ worth of news, and it may spur you on to make that ‘promised’ catch-up in the New Year.

You could combine it with your training and turn the whole Christmas card ritual into an even more positive experience by incorporating a run, or even a few runs. Dress up, and you might even brighten up someone’s day as you run.

Be sure to plan your run first

Before you set out on your first run, plan the route in your head, and put your cards in order. You could even use one of the free mapping tools such as plotaroute.com.

Wrap them in something to keep them dry, and stash them on your body, either down the front of your jacket, wedged in between your flipbelt and your body, or in a large bumbag.

 

Be sure to plan your run first

Before you set out on your first run, plan the route in your head, and put your cards in order. You could even use one of the free mapping tools such as plotaroute.com.

Wrap them in something to keep them dry, and stash them on your body, either down the front of your jacket, wedged in between your flipbelt and your body, or in a large bumbag.

If you are running with someone else, you could wear a small backpack, such as the CamelBak Ultra Pro, and your running partner can get them out when you arrive at each house.

If they are in the correct order, it will save a lot of faffing and keep the run as seamless as possible.

Once you’ve delivered the first card, with your cards are in order, you’ll straight away be able to see where you need to go next. If you are running after-dark, be sure to wear a headtorch so the right card goes in the right letter box!

Before you set off:

  • Write your cards
  • Plan your route
  • Stash them safely
  • Make it easier by running with a partner
  • Don’t forget your headtorch

Feel smug when you’ve finished!

Grab your running shoes and go. You may not get a PB, but all your cards will be delivered instead of them still sitting on the kitchen table on Christmas Eve.

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