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 10, 2010

Super Mom

I know it may be a little strange to call myself Super Mom, but I have earned the title and let me tell you why....

Muscle Man was busy so I thought it would be FUN to try to push 90lbs of Little Stud and the HEAVY double Jogger solo. I got the boys snacks and closed the garage door.. Just then I realized one of the wheels was a little flat, URGH!! Not wanting to stop and make the guys wait, I opted to chance it..

The first mile was GREAT, our neighborhood is pretty hilly, and the first mile is mostly downhill. The boys were cute chatting away saying "Hi" to people and pointing out every "Daddy Car" and "Sheriff Car" in site. I am barely strong enough to turn the jogger, and with the semi-flat tire this made for some SLOW turns. First mile chimed 8:11 NICE!! It was time to cross the street and I realized the sidewalk did not have a break in it. I had to stop and lift the front wheel.

I was starting to get TIRED so I gave the boys a BIG PUSH and ran behind the stroller.. Well they loved it and thought it was a game "Do it again Mommy!" I would hear that phrase over and over the next 2 miles.. I could feel my pace slow but I could not do anything about it, pushing and running is tough work.

The Little Studs were too cute

LS#2 to Big Brother who was resting on his legs "Are you tired?"

LS#1 "No I am not tired."

PAUSE.... LS#2 "Are you tired?"

Irritated LS#1 "No I am not tired!"

Mommy "He thinks you are tired because you are leaning on your legs, sit up."

LS#1 to his little brother "Are you tired."

LS#2 "Yeah I'm tired." And on and on....

I added a little loop around a neighborhood so I would end with 3.11. the last bit is a steady incline... The boys cheered me on "Go Mommy Go!" We made it to the top, successful solo Double Jogger performance 28:20 and just over 9:00 pace..

Pushing 90+ pounds of wiggly toddlers up and down hills earns me the title of SUPER MOM for the day!!!

HAPPY TUESDAY!

34 comments:

Aimee (I Tri To Be Me) said...

I think you definitely can call yourself Super Mom! I have a 3 and 5 yr. old and I know exactly how hard it is to push them in the double jogger! Woohoo to you! :)

TNTcoach Ken said...

Super Mom/Crazy Mom, it's all five letters. 90 pounds????????? WOw

Amanda said...

I agree with the earning of the title, that's hard work. I don't even like pushing both of them on a walk much less running with them :)

track coach and adorable wife said...

My Boys only weigh in at 50 lbs and I have a hard time running with them in the stroller. Mostly because somehow I get totally uncordinated when I don't have my arms. Beginner runners need their arms to run! Way to go SUPER MOM!

Rae said...

Definitely a Super Mom!

Melissa said...

That is definitely Super Mom worthy! You run faster with 90 pounds of kids than I do solo!! :)

Hunnybee said...

For sure, you get the SuperMom title. I hated pushing the tiny 3 y/o in ours so much I gave the stroller away.

Way to Go!

Laurie said...

Your boys are too cute! Great job, Supermom!

Denise said...

aw, your little cheering section!! great job and cute pic!

abbi said...

Hell yeah that earns you the Super Mom award!

racing dawn said...

Heck ya - you're super mom! And a fast pace at that! When school is in I take my toddler in the jogger and he loves it. We have the best conversations. So cute.

Marlene said...

You definitely earned your title! Sounds like fun! I wish I had been able to stay in town longer so I could have joined you on a family run with the jogger!

aron said...

DEFINITELY super mom!!

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Ahhh! this post made me tired just reading it! I retired my stroller almost 2 years ago. YOU ARE SUPER MOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! High five yo!
=)

teacherwoman said...

Super Mom, indeed! Nice work, girl!

J said...

WOW can't imagine pushing two kids while running!! great job!

Bethany + Ryan said...

nice job! sounds like a tough workout!!

Julie said...

definitely super mom!! I refuse to run and push the stroller! I may be forced to this week with my husband gone for 2 weeks and Portland around the corner...however, paying a babysitter might just be worth it to get in a training run sans jogger!

Allie said...

Way to go Super Mom! I remember jogging strollers and I hate them!

The Happy Runner said...

Rock ON, Super Mom!!!!

Cynthia O'H said...

You're definitely a hero!

mostlyfitmom said...

That Super Mom title was definitely well-earned! You still ran faster pushing the stroller than I do just on my own :)

mostlyfitmom said...

That Super Mom title was definitely well-earned! You still ran faster pushing the stroller than I do just on my own :)

mostlyfitmom said...

oops - sorry about the double post!

NJ said...

Hats off to you! That's a lot to push on a run...but it'll make you stronger.

I once read that Kami Semick would put her 4 year old daughter in a backpack carrier and run trails with her in there. It must have helped because Kami tears up the trails.

Lisa said...

super impressive!

the first time I attempted Harlem Hill (a dreaded hill in central park) I was really struggling when I was passed by a woman pushing a kid in a jogging stroller up the hill. Now, whenever I get to that hill I always think "if that woman could push a kid in a stroller up this hill, I can get myself up it!" Great motivation for other runners to see you and other mom's/dad's out there running with kids!

run with Jill said...

Ha, I love it. Great story. Even before today I thought you were a Super MOM....for reals.

A Runner's Mind said...

You ARE a super mom! And you have Super cute kids!

Jill said...

Awwww, very cute pic of you and the boys :).

shellyrm aka jogging stroller mama said...

No doubt! You earned super mom...and isn't there a crown to go with that title?!?!

Love the photo!

LauraElaine said...

Whew! Nice job Super Mom!!!!

twentysixandthensome.com said...

No doubt about it, you definitely earned the SUPER MOM title! 90 lbs. and hills?!?! DANG!

TMB @ RACING WITH BABES said...

Super mom. Rock Star. Same thing.

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