Leo is getting me ready for the September marathon, whether I want to be or not. This morning he woke up at 3:50am. Three.fifty.in.the.morning. Dave and I both groaned. We attempted to put him back to sleep, but he was alllll smiles.
We suspect another tooth is soon to pop – both of his other teeth have been preceeded by a couple days of crazy-early wake-ups (at least he wakes up happy). So we got up. Leo got breakfast. I got coffee and a pbj sandwich. I reluctantly pushed the stroller out of the garage, tired, stiff, and not at all feeling like running.
38 minutes in to the run, Leo fell asleep. So I kept running. We ended up covering 7.5 miles in 1:16:22, 10:11 pace. It was humid. And really sweaty. But once my legs loosened up it was a great run. And Leo snuck in a 30 minutes powernap, which is sure to make the whole morning a lot more enjoyable.
Speaking of running, I’m trying to throw a few “two-a-days” of running in to my week, to get some extra miles, get in some runs sans stroller, and to practice running on fatigued legs. On Monday I ran 4 miles in the morning with Leo in 39 minutes. That night after I put Leo down at 7pm, I went out for another 4 miles. I ran those in 37:22, which was somewhat surprising. I had hoped I would be faster without a stroller, but it was also 90 degrees and post-dinner, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I’m hoping to do two-a-days on Mondays (I work Tuesdays and don’t run at all) and Wednesdays or Thursdays. We’ll see how it shapes up!
Tell me about your running or exercising lately!