Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Snug as a Bug

Oliver and I have been hitting the roads together this week.  I know he is still a teeny little guy, but I have him bundled in to the BOB with a snuggler around his head/neck, as well as his body for support.  I am sticking to the roads that I know are smooth surfaces (and let's not forget my speed isn't much to worry about these days!).

Oliver all snuggled in to the BOB
Being able to take Oliver out for runs really makes it easier for me to squeeze them in when my husband is working, and when the bigger boys aren't home.  Today, the wind made the stroller into a mini-parachute, so I had some extra training along my 7k route.  Olly fell asleep almost immediately as we started out (yay!) so I would take a peek through the canopy window every couple of minutes to make sure he was ok.  Of course, he barely moved a muscle.  At one point, though, when I looked down, to my shock and horror, I saw a spider sitting on his bib.  Yikes!  I am not usually the one around my house to deal with such creepy critters, but there, out on the road with no one to save us, I had to man-up and pick the little spider out of my poor baby's space.  Ew.  But I did it.  Then, as I ran along, a hornet decided to perch on the outside of the stroller, where he rode with us for a few blocks before I found a stick to brush him away.
I guess it is spring.  And with spring weather, bugs come out to enjoy the sunshine too.  I just could do without them preying on my baby (ok, slight exaggeration) and getting in my way.  I have swallowed more than one bug out on the run, and I can't think of a worse way to ruin a good few miles.  Ick.

I plan to run with Milo and Oliver within the next couple of days, so that will be when the real fitness test comes.  Happy Running!


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  2. Very inspiring read, he looks very cute and snug.