Today I took both boys to a local trail with me to push them for a longish run.
- People never cease to amaze me. While getting the boys ready to go - a man dinged his bike bell at me. I jumped a little since I wasn’t in the way and wasn’t expecting it. When I looked at said man. He was wearing a white tank top, dress shorts, high white tube socks, and black dress shoes. He was riding a standing scooter. It had to have been motorized because he wasn’t pushing it – just flying along dinging his bell.
- Out and backs are awesome but not when your kid starts to scream and won’t stop. 5 miles out – means you have 5 miles back till you get to the car.
- Always bring extra clothes with you when you have kids. Colton dumped his entire bottle of water on himself somewhere around mile 8 – he was drenched to the point that I had to strip him down. Note to self: You will get embarrassing looks while in Target post run – attempting to find clothes for your son. No amount of you saying – Mommy needs to find you some clothes – let’s go buy you a shirt – will make other women stop looking at you. Just roll with it and embrace the fact that your son is wearing only a diaper.
- Running is good for the soul. I felt weak the entire time. Felt out of shape. Was dripping in sweat. Wondered why I thought this was a good idea. Getting into my car and driving away I was reminded that I ALWAYS feel better after a run. I am STRONGER than running. It WON’T beat me.
- Kind words from strangers are especially nice when pushing a stroller. Thank you thank you thank you to the three people who took the time to say something nice to me on this run. I was going up hill when a man on a bike went past and said – wow – nice pace with that thing. It was just what I need to push up the hill. The second person was another man on a bike who said – wow – I’ve got to hand it to you – it takes some serious strength to run pushing something like that. The third was a woman on a bike - who yelled out to me – go mommy go – go mommy go. Anyone who has pushed a stroller while running knows how hard it is. It takes running to a new level that I can’t even describe. It literally is one of the hardest things I have ever done and continue to do. When you take the time to lift others up you have no idea how much they probably appreciate it. Note to self: pass out more compliments to people you see running. It makes your day – make theirs.
- Mile 1: 8:41
- Mile 2: 8:37
- Mile 3: 8:42
- Mile 4: 8:16
- Mile 5: 8:48
- Mile 6: 8:19
- Mile 7: 8:14
- Mile 8: 7:58
- Mile 9: 8:31
- Mile 10: 8:22
10 miles – 1:24:38 – 8:27 avg
Do you feel better after a run? Do you push a running stroller? How do you feel it compares to running with out one?