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morning stroller runs

Leo and I have developed a new morning routine.  I get up when I hear him wake up, generally sometime between 5 and 6am.  He nurses and gets breakfast while I drink some coffee and have a small snack.  Then we head out for a stroller run. On mornings when I don’t feel like going I’ll drag my feet getting out the door and Leo will get progressively crankier and crankier.  I think he looks forward to the time outside and tends to get mad if we’re not going out.  I could be wrong, but it sure seems like it!

Once we get out we run for 45-60 minutes.  Often Leo will take a 20-30 minute power nap, although sometimes he doesn’t sleep at all.  Sometimes I trade a run for a walk, but generally once I get out and start running I like it.

This morning I woke up feeling stiff and congested – I have a bit of Leo’s cold – and I really didn’t feel like running.  But once I got going my legs loosened, my chest cleared, and we had a beautiful music-less run.  Leo slept for half of it and in the end we covered about 6 miles (a rough estimate – we ran 60 minutes, so I’m guessing about 6 miles).

I love that Leo really enjoys stroller runs and that we can go out together.  I’m also thankful he helps me get out and moving on mornings when I would rather be lazy!

What’s a typical morning look like for you?


2 thoughts on “morning stroller runs

  1. Yay for stroller runs in the AM! Lucas wakes up around the same time as Leo and we always do our stroller runs before 8am. He loves being outside and also takes a bit of a snooze during. Super cute pic of you two.

  2. We are definitely in the morning stroller run club. Miles can be a complete Fuss Pants all morning but once he’s in that stroller and moving, he is all giggles. This morning was actually the first time since newborn days when he fussed in the stroller. Lately, we have been getting up at 5:15, have a small breakfast and head out before 7. It’s not ideal – the wakeup at least – but I like that we eat, play and then run.

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