We’ve already gone on a couple jogging stroller runs this year, but this week has seen the return of nightly trips out. Tuesday and Wednesday evening Max actually asked me if we could go running. Um, YES!!!
I had my clothes and watch on before little dude could even blink.
I’m loving that he’s enjoying the jogging stroller time. It means that I can get doubles in without having to run at 10 PM. Or if I do run at 10 PM, I’ve already done 2-3 miles with the little man in the stroller, so I can do a shorty on the ‘mill and it adds up to 6 or 7 miles. Win-win.
Tuesday, my only run was 2 miles with Max in the evening, but yesterday I did 7 in the morning, and then did 2 with Max for a total of 9 miles. And I actually went to bed at a decent time. Nice weather and later sunsets are definitely a game-changer for this mom!
Little dude does have ulterior motives for running with mommy. He likes when we run to the end of the street, where they’ve been doing construction for approximately 9 billion years, give or take a year. There’s construction equipment everywhere and he’ll just stare at everything, mesmerized. It’s pretty darn cute.
Anyway, it’s been a solid running week so far, thanks to the jogging stroller, a cooperative little dude and nice weather.
Monday- 5 miles (#runch!)
Tuesday – 2 miles PM
Wednesday – 7 miles AM, 2 miles PM
Thursday – 3.5 miles AM, PM – ?
I haven’t done any speedwork. I did do some hills on Monday, but I’ve been sore and just plain tired lately. I got the medieval torture device known as the Ab Carver Pro this weekend, and my abs have been on fire ever since.
I’ve also been doing tons of squats, push-ups, lunges, etc. which is good for me in the long run, but leaves me super tired. Plus, my arms are NOT jogging stroller ready. Pushing my almost 30-pound child is quite the feat for these chicken arms.
On the subject of stroller running, if you are a jogging stroller mom or dad, don’t forget that National Stroller Running Day is May 31st (#StrollerRun15)! It was started by the amazing Moms Little Running Buddy and you can read more about it here.
You better believe I’ll be participating, will you? If you’re in the Indy area, I’m hoping to get a group together so shoot me a message (MotherhoodAndMarathons@gmail.com) if you’re interested!
Do you run with a jogging stroller?
Do you ever run doubles (with or without a stroller)
I use doubles as a great training tool. I’ll leave the scienc-y explanation to the smarties in this Runner’s World Article, but basically, they’re good for you.