6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hide and Seek

After devouring a SCRUMPTIOUS and HEALTHY dinner made by Janna (aka Lioness my running buddy). I sat and though about pushing the double stroller...it was my only option to get a run in. I lingered a bit too long as the precious daylight was fading away. It took me 25 minutes to get myself, the stroller and Little Studs ready.

I had my bag of tricks, snacks and toys, we went to the trail, hoping for more level terrain... The sun started to set and I was immediately regretting taking our little ones out so late. I sped up and knew I would only get in 4 miles. The FUN part about pushing little guys is you get so much attention.

Comments from friendly passers:

Lady solo walking in flip flops, "Looks like they have the easy job."

Tall Man on Bike, "Someday they will return the favor."

Couple with 2 dogs, on my way back to the car "Wow that was FAST."


I felt anything but fast, the trail is slightly inclined in some spots and I could feel it 333% when I had to really push. Little Stud #1, our trash talker, said "Can you run any faster Mommy?" I quickly replied "Yes, I run much faster when I am not pushing you." LOL There was one other runner on the trail, she had a kind smile and looked strong.

The boys were AMAZING!! They never complained and just relaxed pointing out everything on the trail. At one point they decided to play Hide and Seek... Ummmmm... it went like this..

  • LS#2- Counted to 20 with his head down
  • LS#1- Hid with his head between his legs
  • At 20 LS#2 opened his eyes and said "Found you!" Not too many places to hide in the Double Jogger. They played twice as I laughed.....kids are sooo funny..

They also played "Race" and "Tom and Jerry." I got a horrible stomach cramp at mile 3.5...OUCH!! It was getting very DARK, the Full Moon was out. I could not walk so I ran through it.. the other thing I ran through was bugs.

  • BUG Count: 5 hit my face, 1 in my mouth, 1 in my nose, 3 in my eyes, 1 attacked LS#2 "Ah a Bee!" and 1 LS#1 said "I squished the Bee!"

4 miles done in just over 9:00 pace, not too shabby!! Hope you are well, thanks again to EVERYONE for your kind support and prayers.

HAPPY TUESDAY!!

23 comments:

track coach and adorable wife said...

That is an impressive bug count. I hate getting them in my eye on the bike because I can't let go of the bars yet without face planting, so there they ride for the rest of the trip! Hello blurry vision!

Forward Foot Strides said...

Lol at the bug count. I,ve never counted how many, but I can tell you exact locations where I get goosebumps from passing under spider nests. *Shudder*

Laurie said...

I hate bugs in my eyes, that's the worst. Maybe even worse than in the mouth.

Kids are funny... nothing like Hide & Seek in the stroller. That's great!

Chelsea said...

Bugs in your eyes are horrible. Hope you and the fam are keeping your chins up...

<3, the official YGG cheerleader

Marlene said...

Those boys are too funny!!!

Awesome job getting out there for a run! Love all the comments. SUPER MOM!

teacherwoman said...

I hate bugs in the eyes! In the mouth is even worse! Great job on the run with your two handsome little ones!

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

Ugh! bugs. (not capitalized on purpose.) I swallowed one the other night. It wasn't just a fly in mount swallow bug incident. It was a fly in mount, hit back of throat, take those seconds to decide if I am going to throw this bug up or if I force it down. It was forced down. YUCK!

Running in the moonlight is great. I hope it helped to great outside.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I love the entertainment that comes along with double jogger runs! Great job getting it in ... and you ARE fast!!

Lisa said...

your boys are so well trained! Sounds like even though it was dark, you three still had a great time! Sorry about the stomach cramp though, that's no fun.

thinking about you all.

Jill said...

Glad you were able to make that happen. I think it's hillarious that he asked you to run faster...um do you know that your mom is actually very fast!

Hope you doing better today. Praying for you guys.

Cynthia O'H said...

Getting two studs ready in 25 minutes is impressive!

"They'll return the favour!" That's hilarious - especially coming from a stranger.

Zaneta said...

You majorily impress me! I love reading your blog!! I always hate the bugs... i usually end up swallowing them or getting poked in the eyes by them lol...

Casey said...

That IS an impressive bug count! Glad you got a good run in! I can't wait til Vi will be able to talk to me during the jogger runs!

Kate said...

LOL on the hide and seek. I'd like to run that pace for 4 miles without a stroller!

Her Name is Rio said...

Ugh..bugs...
Hide and seek in the stroller- awesome!

Denise said...

what great little running partners!! good job pushing them through it!

Lisa said...

You do realize that your run with the stroller is faster than some of us can run even without a stroller, right?

Suzy said...

Way to go with the bug count! Hit my 80 miles for Aug yesterday. :)

Bethany + Ryan said...

Ahaha, thanks for the laughs! Ur kids sound cool

Bethany + Ryan said...

Ahaha, thanks for the laughs! Ur kids sound cool

JF said...

Glad you got out for a fun/tough run! Your little studs are awesome! Thoughts and prayers with your family, too!

Running Diva Mom said...

Sound slike a nice time with your lil guys. They love that time with you!!! Congrats on fitting it all in at a difficult time. Stay strong ... I now you will.

.... and i hate bugs ...

Mari said...

Love this post. I just moved to NW NJ and the smell are so different - The trees, moss, the wilderness. I smell fabric softener sheets from time to time and many other things. Isn't it funny how much more observant you are while running that going through the rest of the day?

I just signed up for my first Ultra run! 130 days....