Skye and I had our first run together. Skye’s pediatrician said she was ready to go running with me so I took the first opportunity I could even though Andrew was home, ha. I was just really excited to see how she would do.
5 Facts from our 4 miles:
1. She fell asleep 1.5 miles into the run so I’m guessing the running movement is relaxing for her. Brooke took some of her best naps as a baby in the jogging stroller during my runs.
2. Running is hard and then add pushing a baby and it takes it to the next level. Maybe doing 1-2 runs a week with Skye will prep me for a fast time at the St. George Marathon? Also, those of you with double or triple strollers—> HOW DO YOU DO IT?
3. I have to switch sides of which arm is pushing when running with the jogging stroller. When I used to do this with Brooke, I would run really long distances and I would ALWAYS push with my left hand (I’m left handed so maybe that is why). I’m not going to be doing long distances this time around with the stroller and I am switching off the hand that I am pushing the stroller with. 1/2 mile with right hand, 1/2 mile with left hand etc to keep things a bit more even. I am also focusing on not twisting my waist like I used to when pushing and hopefully that will help. Who knows if that is what caused my IT Band problems back then but I’m guessing it is.
4. My run was flat as a pancake. It is going to take some time to build up to running up hills with her. First, I need to master running uphill without a stroller before I try to push her up;)
5. I had so many flashbacks during our run back to running with Brooke when she was this age.
4 miles @ 9:00 and I truly love my jogging stroller but I realized yesterday I wish the hand rail was a bit higher or adjustable. Does anybody else have this problem? I don’t remember thinking that when running with Brooke but I did yesterday.
Watching her toes wiggle around for part of the run was quite entertaining.
Afterwards I went out with Brooke for a bike ride for a bit to get in some one-on-one time with her.
Many of you recommended (thank you) the Ikea high chair for us and you really cannot beat the $22 price. Skye is already a big fan and from the looks of it, she is pretty proud that she has reached this milestone:
Beretta already took position and watched the floor for falling food the entire time Skye was in the high chair. I’m sure in a few months Beretta will be very well fed by Skye.
The more spinach the better right? Getting those veggies IN. Good stuff in means good stuff out (aka better feeling workouts, right?).
Later on in the day I looked at my phone and saw that I had three missed calls from my sister (my phone is on silent usually which I should probably change and it drives Andrew crazy). Three missed calls means that she has something extra urgent/especially important to tell me.
Her cherry tree is overflowing with goodness so she told us to come pick as many as we wanted. We were there within minutes of her phone call.
My niece takes Skye the minute we walk in the door.
SO many of you told me to try the oatmeal cookie Halo Top so I picked one up and it is now my new favorite. Thank you. The recommendations you give me each day are one of my favorite parts of blogging.
I’ll spare you my full foot picture but I just had to tell you that the OOFOS are seriously making a difference for me. I’m not sure why it has helped me so quickly (that placebo effect is real;) but I was having foot pain for a while there (not too bad but just an annoying amount) and it is completely gone after just about 2 days of wearing these around the house instead of going barefoot. My mom has been wearing these for YEARS because she has neuropathy in her feet and they have helped her a lot too. I’m sold. Expect me to be their #1 customer.
Dinner hit the spot. We don’t eat red meat a ton but I love a good steak. The asparagus and sweet potato were great too.
And then we went to Knox’s tee-ball game. Our team was playing my good friend’s team and she showed up with my favorite water bottle too. This friend and I met at the gym about 11 years ago. The gym and the internet= where I have met most of my friends.
Loving these summer evenings.
Post-game—> I was ready for bed in record time. Brooke, Knox and Skye still had all of the energy in the world.
Just in case you weren’t sure whether or not to run today… even a bad run is better than no run:) (Unless you are injured or overtrained or life comes first… then running can always wait. Always).
Who runs (or has in the past) with a jogging stroller? Which one do you have? Have any jogging stroller tips?
Right handed or left handed and do you switch off at all with different things (eating, writing, sports)?
-Andrew and I are both left handed so I am interested to see if Skye will be a lefty too.
Do you eat red meat? Do you like steak?
What benefit are you getting from running today?