Somehow in the last couple of weeks I’ve morphed into doing half my runs with the stroller. WTF? How did this happen? And, more importantly, why does Jasper feel the need to wake up as early as 4 am? I’m thankful for my faithful, somewhat ergonomically designed buggy. Without it, I’d be missing a lot of runs. But I really hope this ends by the time it cools off because I am not sure would be ethical to drag a child out to run in 30 degrees while I generate a sweat and he just sits there shivering.
And, speaking of weather, running with the stroller in the humidity is about the hardest thing in the world. Mark (who is back!) was gracious enough to meet us yesterday, and I could barely keep up with his easy pace. After another stroller run today, my arms are wrecked. I just hope there is some benefit from the fact I work 10 times harder to push it, but seem to be even slower than my normally slow pace. How people do races with strollers, let alone double strollers, is beyond me. I am a wimp.
I also found out I am friends with a fitness celebrity! My bloggy friend, Laura, was in the Wall Street Journal with this. She links to the article in her post, which was quite interesting. I don’t feel it applies to me in anyway, because: 1. I am sooo not a gym person, but really just a big dork who made running my hobby back in high school instead of something that actually would have made me friends and 2. While I admit to owning some Lululemon clothing, if you see me in person, I am complete disaster. I certainly don’t coordinate it, and I’ve got my nice orthopedic shoes to go with it, and 3. The moms in the article are completely with it. I usually collapse into bed each night wondering how I had one goal for the day of vacuuming up the dog hair and managed not to do it. Anyhow, check it out, and hopefully you won’t be one of the people leaving a mean comment at the WSJ.
Ok, my lunch break is over. I’ve got a fun filled afternoon of trying not to down too many lattes in order to get my work done, while catching up on my podcasts.