Today I broke out the jogging stroller. I first tried it out when Gretchen was about 4 months old and didn't like it at all. I was always able to get my runs in without it so I didn't use it. Now though I'm having a hard time getting as much running in as I would like with the treadmill at the gym that I also don't like.
I got to the gym late on Friday and went straight to the yoga/pilates class telling myself I would jump on the treadmill at home after Gretchen went to bed but that never happens. Then Saturday I decided to have a Garage Sale and missed out on child care time at the gym. The garage sale was a waste of time so that was a mistake. When Sunday showed up I only had 18 miles for the week. The weather was actually kinda cool this morning right around 80˚ compared to the mostly 100˚ weather we've had. No child care at the gym on Sundays so Gretchen and I packed up and hit the Little Blue River Trace Trail in Independence. It is a packed fine gravel trail and big enough so there is not people all around. I didn't want to worry about running into people with the stroller. The trail is basically flat. I did 4 miles. It was hard running while pushing 30 lbs the whole way. Gretchen didn't see what the big deal was. We ran out 2 miles stopped for water. Turned to come back, ran till mile 3 stopped for pictures. Ran most of the last mile only walking up the small hills that I never realized were on the trail until today.
Gretchen enjoyed the ride. I hated it but guess I'm going to try adding this to our routine in an attempt to up my weekly mileage. Goal for next week: 30 miles.