Wednesday, September 14, 2011

On your marks, get set ... (Running Part III)

Racing after being pregnant is an interesting experience.  To avoid embarassing myself with slower postpartum times, I have opted to push the jogging stroller for races until I feel fast enough to race again.  I decided to push my almost 2 year old daughter in a 5k for a race a few months after my son was born.  We arrived at the race in plenty of time to get ready (my husband was running as well while a friend watched our son).  My daughter insisted on me holding her prior to the race and was especially needy that morning.  We lined up at the start and when I went to put her in the jogger, she had a complete meltdown and refused to sit in the seat.  I was wrangling her arms while my husband attempted to strap her in when we heard the gun go off.  I snapped the final buckle and took off, my daughter screaming but trapped safely in the confines of the jogger.  Much to the dismay of everyone I passed (or who passed me), she screamed for at least the first mile.
Mom of the year ...

1 comment:

  1. Your blog is hilarious!!! Can I get your advice? I am due in February. What jogging stroller do you recommend?? Thanks!! Pam (Sinel)Moore