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?