It has been a crazy week. Toddler jet lag is the pits. It’s worth it to be able to spend time with family and friends, but it is definitely rough. And unpredictable. On Sunday and Monday nights, we were up from 1.30am until 4.30am and then the Noodle slept 14 hours straight on Tuesday night. But then last night, we were up until 2.30am.
It would have been easy not to run this week. However, with this race in mind, I knew that was not an option. And I was excited to go out with the Noodle. We got our running stroller home on the flight all right – it doesn’t seem any worse for wear than when we found it sitting outside the Salvation Army, waiting for a home. (The running stroller was always a question for us. When we spotted it a couple weeks ago, I kind of figured this was our chance. It’s not perfect, there are some things I would have preferred different. However, it does have 16″ wheels, with the front one fixed, and with a yoga strap fashioned as a wrist strap so that my boy will not roll away from me, it will do just fine.)
It’s been a lot easier to run with the stroller than I expected. It’s a lot lighter to push, and easier to steer, than I anticipated. I’m definitely not running fast, but speed is not my goal here. My goal here is to do it. It’s very freeing now to know I can go running whenever I want, without having to plan around childcare. It’s nice to see my Noodle sitting up and enjoying the scenery, too. Although, I think he could have done with a bit less wind in Ramsgate yesterday on our return to the car. (I probably could have, too.)
This week’s runs so far: