We ran as a family tonight, which one the one hand was AWESOME. On the other it was HARD. I adore spend time with my boys (big, small and furry) and the fact that Chris supports my running means the world to me. I know that if he wasn’t willing to take care of Nugget while I run or occasionally log some miles with me/us I wouldn’t have any hope of staying motivated. That made tonight awesome.
Running while pushing a stroller full of toddler is HARD. Oof. Especially on hills while cyclists zoom past you at top speeds. Running on paved bike paths really does cause a much harsher impact on your legs. I knew that, but after Monday’s unbelievable trail run (I did a sub-10 mile!!!), slogging it out on the hard asphalt HURT. I could feel it before we even reached our first mile mark. Ouch.
My one big complaint every time Chris runs with me: he is so much faster than me! His long legs and uncanny ability to lope along any path without as much as a heavy breath is slightly infuriating as I plod along breathing noisily and heavily from the first step. I must admit, I’m a bit jealous. Maybe next time I’ll make him push the stroller as a means of slowing him down a little… ;)
All in all, it was a decent 3.5 mile route. We saw some pretty cool ‘hidden’ parts of the area and I think we can expand the route a bit for biking someday, too.
Oh, one funny note from the run: Dex learned that tree frogs taste bad. He went to eat one (because, hey, how else will a beagle learn about frogs?) and then spend the next tenth of a mile shaking his head to try to shake away te taste. (The frog was fine - he only got as gas as licking it. No teeth were involved.)
Until Friday, dear running shoes. Meanwhile, time for some milk and cookies… (that counts as ‘recovery food,’ right?)
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