Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Gina's First Post

This, my first post, is dedicated to my dear Marathon Mommy friend Brittany who ran 10 miles last Saturday with a jogging stroller because her husband babysitter (who shall remain nameless) went fishing. A lesser woman (me) would have thrown in the towel. Britt, you rock.

Things I need for a weekday run: running shoes, water, i pod, double jogging stroller, make-shift-dish-towel-sun-visor, 2 clothespins for aforementioned make-shift-sun-visor, homemade stroller cover (too cheap to buy the real thing), special blanket, sippy cup with chocolate milk, granola bar, fruit leather, string cheese, Elmo doll, and baby doll, 3 imaginary friends and associated imaginary gear for imaginary needs of previously mentioned imaginary friends, baby toys, giant pretzel for teething baby, 50 lbs. of children to push.

Things I need for a weekend run: running shoes, water, i pod.

Thank heaven for supportive husbands/families…even if they do flake on us once in awhile. Thanks for letting me be a part of this blog.

6 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh my goodness, so true! I think I pack EVERYTHING you do on your weekday runs when I have to push the stroller. It takes twice as long to run it too...

You gotta do what you gotta do sometimes.

Hannah said...

10 miles while pushing a stroller would be killer! My kids don't last much past mile 4...Brittany is my hero!

And ditto on all the crap that is needed for a weekday run. Weekend ones I usually feel like I am missing something...

Like Alicia said, you gotta do what you gotta do to get out there and make it happen!

Lisa said...

I agree. It is so much nicer to run solo. I figured that my double with both kids weighs around 100 pounds (60 lbs kids, tons of gear, monster stroller) I can only go around 3-4 miles with it. I am amazed that someone went 10 miles! I have found the best way to get my runs in during the week is to wake up at the crack of dawn. Not fun, but once I get going it is worth it.

amydear said...

Ha! I ran with the jogging stroller a few times, until I realized I was pushing 80 pounds. And my arms didn't move the next day. Then I decided to start getting up earlier. But, as others have said, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Good thing those imaginary friends don't weigh much!

The Happy Runner said...

Too funny! That's why I have to run solo. I just can't run and push a jogging stroller at the same time.

I guess one benefit is that all of you who are able to do that probably build some killer arms!

garrettandbritt said...

Gina you are to sweet. Like we have talked about many times. You will do anything for some of those little moments of sanity to yourself. Thanks for being such a great friend. You keep me motivated to keep going. I know you are going to be waiting for me in the morning, and that is my driving force to get out of bed and run. I am so glad you finally joined this blog. This is such a wonderful group of woman to be associated with!