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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Rained Out. Again.

This morning, Norah and I were a little more than half mile into our run when the skies opened up and poured. It wasn't a downpour. It was a deluge. I quickly turned us around and ran as fast as I could back home, but within minutes, I was soaked, the stroller was soaked and poor Norah was soaked. But, thankfully, I didn't breed a complainer, so even though she got pretty wet, she didn't seem too upset with me about it. Her expression below seems to say, "Eh, I got wet. Good thing I'm not made of sugar." So, since this is the 2nd run in 2 weeks that's been disrupted by rain, after we got dried off and cleaned up, we went and invested in a weathershield for the BOB.
It was less than $6, and it's basically just a big plastic cover for the stroller that looks like this once it's unveiled:
Norah inspected it
and gave it her stamp of approval.
So, I folded it up and stowed it beneath the carriage, and we'll be certain to always bring it along on our runs. That way, I may still get soaked, but Norah can stay dry and comfortable and I can at least finish a run.

With the rain disruption, our run only totaled 1.4 miles, and I'm feeling a bit dissatisfied with that. So, I'm considering a hot afternoon run of 1.6 miles so that I can at least log 3 miles for the day. It's in the 90s out there, but I'm telling myself: "It'll only take about 16 minutes. I can do 16 minutes out there." I guess I'll fill ya in later on how that works out.

19 comments:

Jamoosh said...

I believe that 1.6 miles in 90+ heat is worth at least 2.5 miles.

ty said...

Gahhh. Be careful in the heat. I'm waiting until the evening time, I think.

N.D. said...

she doesn;t look upset in the least= the cover was a great idea

Charbelle said...

That rain cover sounds like it's going to be very useful!! I agree with Ty just be careful in the heat!!

Krissy said...

I have a cover for my stroller and have yet to use it but it sounds handy! Been away on vacation but catching up on Blogs....Norah is so cute in that picture of her pushing the Bob stroller too :)

Firefly's Running said...

At least it cooled you off. It would feel really nice today.

teacherwoman said...

Sounds like 6 dollars well invested!

ajh said...

What a trooper that Norah is!

Carly said...

That cover a must have. That is something I wish I would have had. Norah is a tough cookie! My kids would have been screaming.

Marlene said...

Norah is such a good spot! Good call on the weather shield for next time.

Good luck if you head out in the scorching afternoon heat/sun!

Viper said...

I bet it never rains again as long as Norah is stroller bound. You'll never use that thing. Cheers!

Jess said...

I love the pictures of Norah with that rain cover! She looks thrilled!

Heather said...

Good call on the cover. Hope you can get back out for another little run!

nrmrvrk said...

I have a BOB and bought the yellow cover that they make. It was probably $20 - $30. It has worked pretty well the few times I've used it so far. Not terribly breathable on a warm day because of the snug fit. Good for you though!

Tim F said...

How old was Norah before you had her sit up in the Bob. I have the same stroller, but right now I just put the car seat in it; rather than have her sit up. My daughter can sit up on her own and is 7 months.

Middle Name Marie said...

Sorry about the Rain! I hope you went for your afternoon run!

Her Name is Rio said...

We could use some of your rain over here! She looks very pleased with your purchase!

kelsalynn said...

nice job! you're a trooper!

Oz Runner said...

sometimes a summer rain feels great....nice investment with the stroller rain gear, next time you can just keep running...