Today just got away from me, and I had lots to do, and zero time left to fit in a run. This happens to all of us, (some more than others?) but today I really thought I would be able to squeeze it in. It is now 9pm, and after a very fun-filled (and food-filled) visit with some friends, I just don't have any energy left to tie up my laces and get out there. On my drive to the grocery store this morning, I saw many runners out enjoying this gorgeous day, and on two other drives (I seem to miss runs when I am trapped driving in my car, I guess) I saw people out letting that cool breeze we haven't seen in a while flow into their lungs. I wanted to stick my head out the window and say, "hey, I will be running later!" if only to make myself feel better, and a teeny bit nuts at the same time.
I am excited to take the boys out for an early morning run tomorrow. I love loading them into the BOB, still in their jammies, with snacks and a few toys. The "BOB" of course, is my double running buggy, that I truly would be lost without. It is the smoothest ride, (not that I have ever actually taken a ride in it--some days I really wish it was me being pushed along!) and has a lot of features that make the run with 2 boys under 3 roll along, no problem! Like the individual sun visors, that cover further than most, the swivel front wheel, perfect especially with all of the turns in my neighbourhood, the five-point harnesses (for my squirmy-worms!) and the snack/cup holders. Sure, I hate having to push all of that up some of the big hills on my route, but that is what makes me stronger, I keep telling myself!
|Milo in the single BOB|
|Milo and Elliott in the double BOB--a common sight after a longer run!|
Speaking of technology, wrist technology may be in my future (yes, I speak of the garmin). I have put the bug in my husband's ear, that it may be a reeaaally nice reward for finishing the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon at the end of September. I have done a couple of marathons in the past, but it was so long ago that I feel like I am training and running this one as my *first*, again. My first marathon was 10 years ago (I was just a young pup, 21 years old!) and my second was 8 years ago. I wish I could go back in time and tell myself everything I now know about running--and time. I had all the time in the world to train back then! Why did I waste so much of it sleeping in?!?
I hope that when my husband reads this blog (if your husband doesn't read your blog, who does?!) he will see that I am putting this garmin/reward thing in print, so the seriousness is there! I love him so much and I know that he values all training tools that will help his little runner-wife, right?!
Here's to a great weekend :)