Today, I bought a running stroller…from a garage sale. I’ll admit, it’s a bit worn and not in superb condition but it’s not like buying a treadmill that’s been someone’s clothes hanger for the past 5 years. It’s still safe for A. to ride in with me. I just have to work up the courage to take it out on the road. I only have 2 weeks to get my butt in gear before the relay. I still have to add 2 miles to my distance in that time. Normally that wouldn’t be a problem but since having A., I’ve been so surprised at how hard it’s been to get back into running. I knew it would be like starting over but I didn’t think my body would be working so much against me.
My goal is to get A. out in the stroller at least one morning this week. He’s a bit small for it but I think if I tuck in some blankets and small pillows, he’ll be fine. It’s only a tiny bit bigger than what he’s in right now in our standard stroller. If it seems like it’s too soon for him, I’ll wait. As long as I get out on the road running. I don’t want to be that person, passed out on the site of the road in need of oxygen at the 1 mile mark. I don’t care if I’m slow or walking a lot, but I do want to walk away with some dignity.