After a day relaxing on Sunday, I was ready to run on Monday. I had planned on meeting M at the lake for a few laps. I was looking forward to taking it a little easy; my stomach was still a little wobbly from Saturday.
She was running late so I ran a lap before she got there. She arrived, got Baby G situated in her stroller and we were off. Seriously that baby is adorable! We kept a decent pace around the lake, her mostly pushing the stroller, sometimes I did. I have to say, why don’t jogging strollers have handles like an elliptical? It would make things feel so much more natural.
Next lap around, baby G was kind of fussy, so we slowed and M carried her while I pushed the empty stroller. After about half a mile, we traded off again, she took the stroller and I took G the rest of the way. That baby has the best hearing, she heard things coming about behind us before I did. Again, so cute! Does carrying a 17 lb. baby for a half mile count as strength training? I joked that she now weighs as much as my cat… yeah he’s a beast.
So today I planned on a rest day or a bike day, it was still in flux this morning, I was very undecided. Driving south on the freeway, I realized I felt naked… I had forgotten my fuel band!!! I have worn it every day since Christmas, how the hell did I forget to put it on? I almost turned around but that would have made me late. Ugh!
So I finally get home after work and my fuel band says a sad little 0. If I rest I won’t meet my goal and if I ride the bike, I won’t meet my goal either. So nothing else to do, I changed real fast, threw on my shoes and was down the driveway for a run. I figured 2.5 miles would make me meet my goal for the day. It would be short and quick but still good. Turns out I don’t know where the halfway point is for 2.5 miles from my house, oops, so I hit 3 at the bottom of my driveway. Oh well, 3 is better anyways, right? On the walk up my freaky driveway hill, I checked my fuel band… I was still 900 under my goal. WTH?! So I guess I don’t sit on my but as much as I thought I did at work. I usually hit my goal around the time I get off work. So I did some fake jump roping to get more points. I am sure I looked ridiculous, but I made my goal. And on the upside, I had dang good pace for an unplanned run, yippiee!
Tomorrow I have work and the first day of work school. So my day will be split between 2 towns before returning back to my home town to get a run in. And then…Vacation!!!! Only 2 days but hey, that makes a 4 day weekend 🙂 Woo hoo!!
Anyone else ever forget something that made them feel naked?
Hope everyone is having a great week!
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