She spent the first 4 miles kicking the stroller and trying to take her Robeez shoes off (endless entertainment). Then she started screaming and fussing. Since she hardly ever makes a peep in the stroller, I stopped to see if anything was pinching her or otherwise bothering her. Nope, and when she saw me, she started laughing like I told her the world's funniest knock knock joke. Then I went back around to push and she starting screaming again.
At this point I realized that the only solution was to get home so she could get out of the stroller, so I just tried to pick up the pace and cut my run half a mile short. I ended up giving her my sunglasses and that kept her satisfied until we got home. Now that we're back, she's happily playing in her toy room and I'm pooped from the speedy return home with the stroller in the crazy wind.
|What? I'm just a baby|
|I'm only helping train Mommy to be faster|
It was warm enough to wear shorts today! I may end up wearing shorts for my marathon, so I thought I'd bust them out for today's run.
|I actually shaved my legs!|
Mile 1: 9:07
Mile 2: 9:15
Mile 3: 9:19
Mile 4: 9:14
Mile 5: 9:09 (this included a huge hill)
Last half mile:8:51 pace
5.56 miles in 51:03 (9:11 average)
Normally I am way too anal retentive to end a run at an uneven interval like that, but I wasn't sure how long my sunglasses were going to work to keep her from squawking, so I just ended it there.
Also, I don't remember noticing this last year, but it is always windy here. At least if it's windy for my marathon, I won't be pushing a stroller. :)
Check out my guest post over at The Daily Balance (she just had her baby!!) on finding time to workout with a baby!