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Saturday, July 07, 2012

The Mid Day Sun = Ideal Run

For me, as for any parent, there's not really much free time in any given day, so when it comes to running, I have to both plan ahead and be spontaneous.  So when a runortunity (that's "run" + "opportunity" coupled together for your reading pleasure) presents itself, I have to either seize it or lose it.

Today, such an runortunity appeared at what I would otherwise consider an inconvenient time: late morning.  In January, a perfectly acceptable time, in July?  Not so much.  But, I chose to seize it!

Caleb rode along in the stroller, for what I hope was a cooler ride than it was run, and we got a 3 miler done in the midday heat.  Afterward, we were both a little sweaty, but he'd snoozed, so he was in good spirits and didn't seem too cranky about being a sweaty little dude:



It wasn't an ideal time of day, and no one I know would opt to push 20 lbs of kid in 20+ lbs of stroller on a 90 degree day, but I rarely get to be picky when it comes to selecting "ideal" running options.  Since having kids, simply running is "ideal" to me!

7 comments:

MCM Mama said...

Yep. When the kids were little (and even now to some extent), I ran whenever I could. I'm thankful now that I can be just a bit pickier LOL.

Mandy said...

Good for you for getting out there and doing it though!

Lisa said...

wow. that's dedication!

Nikki said...

Couldn't agree more. Sometimes you just gotta do it whenever you can. Good job!

Erika . . . with a K said...

I started the Couch to 5k training 5 weeks ago and am loving it. However, some days I wonder why I chose the hottest time of year to do it. Some days when it is 105 degrees or if it is 85 and feels 100 with humidit... but I think I must be becoming a "runner" because I love it and enjoy it! Im so glad I found your blog!

Melissa said...

Good job getting it in!

runner26 said...

i hear you on that! esp the "plan ahead / be spontaneous" part. i still seem to have trouble getting the right balance ;)