Saturday, April 10, 2010

41 pounds of kid in a stroller!

Milo and I went out for a 6.25 mile run this afternoon. I ate some pancakes this morning that did not agree with me and I really needed to run to counteract the agitation and anxiety that gluten or something that was in the mix, had on me. When I eat gluten it turns up my emotional volume and it makes me miserable. On a side note it could have been the eggs but like a dumb ass I thought about it and then blew it off and now I don't know for sure.   The upside is that the run was lovely and Milo and I both had a great time together and it took the edge off my anxiety. It made the rest of my day so much mellower.
I pushed him in the jogging stroller on my hilly cemetery route.   
It was so stinkin' hard!  I was huffing and puffing and it was more of a hoppy walk going up some of the hills than a run but I did the whole route!  I have goals for next time already!
I used to push Archimedes in the jogger but that was when he was 20 pounds.  I weighed Milo when we got home and he is 41 pounds!
At the top of the largest hill on the first pass we stopped to drink some nuun. I love this stuff!  Check out my nuun giveaway.

At the end of the cemetery portion of the route we did some hill sprints.
The adorable little red and green blur in the middle of the hill is Milo getting started on our hill sprints.
We had a blast racing up and down the hill! I went up  and down 6 times and he made it 4 and was doing a swim crawl up the hill with a huge smile on his face for the last one. You can see in the above photo our jogging stroller back by the road for perspective. The hills never look as tall as they do in person!
It was amazing how easy they seemed after having pushed him in the stroller. I felt light as a feather and my legs felt so fresh!

Dogwood tree?? Not entirely sure but we looked cute taking a photo when we were done in the cemetery and on our way home.  I thought it would rain when we started out but the sun decided to join us in the end.

I am a barefoot runner unless the terrain calls for foot wear and then its a minimal shoe and for me, I wear Teve Proton water shoes.  I wore them today because I knew that pushing the stroller would cause me to push off on the balls of my feet instead of my usual midfoot landing on the steeper hills.  Its also a bit harder to see what you are stepping on with the stroller to block the view. I can track ahead and do well when its flat but the hills made it a shoe day.  I would love to try some Vibrams Five Fingers but have yet found a way to justify the price of them when I have an adequate solution already.  I wish they would give me a pair to review for this blog!

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