I did it and everyone survived! Well, almost – my 8 year old did end up falling off her scooter and scrapping her knee and I ended up pushing her 50 lb self (plus the 35 lb 3 year old) up the hill for almost a mile) – but we ended up with 3 miles altogether and I couldn’t be happier!
Several things prevented this run from being a total “crying my eyes out from sheer frustration” disaster.
First, I ran with two awesome women from my MRTT running group who kept me sane and prevented me from turning back. They even offered to push the double stroller! They had bandaids and kind words and ran ahead with my other kids.
Second, my trusty BOB double stroller. I got this stroller 2nd hand for $250 and it’s the best investment I’ve made as a mother runner.
Third, is YOU – because I said I would run today and I know YOU will be wondering and holding me accountable. (You know who YOU are!).
So there it is!! A run and a blog post, oh -and a shower!! Happy Global Running Day!
(Yes, only 3 of those feet belong to grown ups!)