Would you like to know what was in my parcel?
January 16, 2014
Well, this is going to be a short post as it’s already late for me and tomorrow is going to be another long day.
I was up early this morning ready to get my parcel. I realised last night that although I responded to the email I received from SOAS almost immediately, the likelihood that international postal services would deliver my kit faster than people waiting for domestic delivery was a little crazy, however the arrival of an international parcel is still cause for excitement.
I cycled up to the Post Office before work and collected a medium-sized box. There was no indication of its contents on the outside, but I forced myself to hold onto it before getting to work. Unfortunately, as the Post Office is not on my usual way to work, I had to decide how to cycle there. I managed to take a wrong turn or twenty, which was fine… until it started to rain… then it rained harder… then the rain turned to hail… and I didn’t have waterproof trousers on 🙁
I arrived at work and put my box on my desk. I had to make a decision about whether to open the box or deal with my wet jeans. I always have a spare set of exercise clothes in my desk drawer, so I thought that would be a simple solution, however, I hadn’t considered the fact that this morning I chose to put on lilac ski socks with snow flakes on them and the leggings I had in my drawer were cropped, so I thought I’d better keep on my jeans… but at least that meant I could open the box.
I peeled off some sellotape to reveal…
…a box packed with 100 pairs of Sweat Pink shoelaces 😀
Yay! How exciting! I’m thrilled that they have arrived so quickly. I’m starting a beginners running group at work, so it’ll be great to be able to hand these out to my new runners!
So, my parcel wasn’t what I had initially thought, but it was something absolutely brilliant that I hope will help to inspire others to lace up their shoes and go for a run!
That’s about all I’ve got time for tonight – I spent nearly 13 hours at work today… and then got hailed on again whilst cycling home. What did I do to deserve that?!! The image below pretty much sums up how I feel about the British weather at the moment!!!