the other morning the last thing I wanted to do was go running. Here are a few reasons why.
- It was cold outside.
- The thought of getting all three of us dressed was exhausting to even think about. (it took me 45 mintues to just get out the door)
- My ipod did not have enough juice to last a run, and for some reason my computer is not recognizing it anymore and i can't get it charged. ( i need some techno training)
- My house needs a post-Christmas deep clean
- The laundry needs to be done
- It was windy outside.
- I would be taking my two littles
- The thought of pushing that double jogger in the cold wind!
- Could not find the Garmin - I am kind of obsessed about tracking my mileage
But there was one reason to go.
Thank goodness for the Babyjogger wind guard or else the girls would have really turned into Popsicles.
The weather was warm, cold, warm, cold. I had my jacket on, jacket off, gloves on, gloves off.
good thing the weather was warmer when we ran by the park. I usually detour the park street so they don't see it, but kind of forgot, so I was mom of the year and let them get out and swing a bit.but then got punished because the only way i could get them back in the stroller was give up my ipod. they were singing high school musical the rest of the way. (should I be worried sally jane sings the line "pink prada tote" - yes I should!)it wouldn't be a run without one of my littles dropping their soupie on the street, screaming for 5 minutes, and then me finally stopping to ask them what is wrong, and then me back tracking half a mile to find it.
We went through town center and stopped at Starbucks for some ice water for me and doughnuts & chocolate mile for the girls
( feeding my kids healthy foods is not one of my strong points)
I was thrilled to use some of my Christmas money to finally buy normal headphones for my ipod. I have the smallest ear canals on the planet and have had a hard time finding ones to fit in my ear that don't cost $100. For the past year I have worn the total 80's headband ones that cost $5.99. So I was totally excited to try them out along with the new pink hat and gloves Jeff gave me for Christmas.
Even though I conquered exercising today, tomorrow will be another battle I am sure to convince myself of such activity. I ran my 5 mile loop through, wind, sun, cold, warm and ended in wind - it was like "weather gone wild"
I think it is worth noting this comment that was put on my personal blog. I had posted this running post a few days ago on my blog and below is a comment I got from a friend in the UK - so interesting.
Here in the UK, you'd rarely see a mum jogging outdoors, and it's even rarer to see one jogging with a stroller. We have some kind of British embarrassment over 'being seen' to be trying to improve the Self. I know some mums who run indoors, in gyms, on treadmills, but they'd never dream of running outdoors. I saw 2 mums from school jogging last summer, fairly regularly, and secretly admired them for it - but soon after I heard other mums gossiping about it ('Did you see them running? Down the road??') as if it was really odd. That saddened me. I don't know if those 2 mums sensed the disparagement, because I haven't seen them run together (or singly) for a long time.
and a huge congrats to another marathon mom who just finished her first marathon this week. Don't be shy in leaving her a comment and telling her how awesome she is! Way to go Holly You are awesome!!