Sunday Amazon released their new Amazon Drones idea to the media. I found it extremely interesting, strange, and very Jetsons (oh how I used to love this show and couldn’t wait for it to become a reality). My thoughts on this were if you’re going to do this, you should definitely be working towards a machine that can deliver more than just five pounds. I totally get the idea and love that I can order something and it can be right there, but most things on amazon are more than five pounds.
I then came across this article on Runner’s World. Amazon definitely needs runners over drones! Who could you trust more than a runner? Runners are some of the most trust worthy people I have ever met in my life. Not only are runners trust worthy, but they’re also some of the nicest people I have ever met. Running is a community and when you are part of it, you just understand it. I loved this idea and I would totally deliver packages for a small fee! I would deliver packages for an Amazon credit (I am obsessed with Amazon and do a lot of my shopping on here), sneakers, and a few race entries over money! I absolutely love the cons of this article…
CONS OF USING RUNNERS TO MAKE AMAZON.COM DELIVERIES
- They cannot deposit packages into walled compounds, gated courtyards, etc.
- They would not be able to deliver — i.e. “run with” — scissors. (They could, however, deliver Running With Scissors.)
- Customers may be subjected to unbearably dull stories of the delivery person’s latest marathon or speed workout. (LOVE THIS ONE)
- Certain boxes may not reach their destination, especially if the box is Garmin-sized.
- They may smell bad.
Yesterday was another beautiful day here in Jersey! It’s funny how our bodies work with temperatures. It was about 54 degrees here and I was running in shorts and a light long sleeve again. If it was 54 degrees in the middle of summer I’d probably be bundled up for my run! Today it is supposed to be in the 60s and rainy, but I’ll take that and run with it (literally run with it). Since I have no goal race in mind yet, I am keeping it to 50-60 minute runs during the week, 10 – 15 miles runs on Sundays, and maybe a “workout” here and there. Today I am thinking of one minute intervals X 10!
What do you think of the Amazon Drones?
Would you run for them?
How’s the weather in your area?