Wednesday, 20 August 2014

On a roll

We've had a fantastic week of running so far: Double digit happiness on Saturday, annnnnd (drum roll, please) a sub-30 minute double stroller 5 km yesterday - boom!  That's 5:46 minutes per kilometre of 30 kg+ double stroller mama power - can you tell that I'm just a tad excited?  Whoop!  


My training partners were clearly just as thrilled as I was about our accomplishment...


And to all the other running mamas out there, I've found the perfect way to keep an 8-month old occupied for an entire 5 km run (or until he/she falls asleep): Basting brushes.  You're welcome.  Never underestimate the power of a simple kitchen appliance to assist you in getting your runs done. 



Seriously, though, clocking longer distances and faster times feels great, but I think what excites me most is the fact that our initial new-city running blahs are finally starting to lift.

Sela.

17 comments:

  1. Wow! Nicely done mama. :) My kids are out of the stroller now but when they were in there, I would give them WHATEVER IT TOOK to keep them occupied. A favorite was a squeaky dog toy (thankfully the dog never played with it). Do what you've gotta do! ;)

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    1. I don't think you'll find a more resourceful group of people anywhere on this planet than moms who need to run, lol!

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  2. Super running, well done! I can't even do that time on my own currently.

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    1. Thanks, Johann! Sometimes a new (double stroller) PR is all we need to fire up the old flame a bit ;) .

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  3. Awesome!! And the kids totally enjoyed that journey!! HHHHEEEEeeeeeeee Stay Strong

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    1. Thanks so much, Padre - high freakin' five!! :)

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  4. Great new double stroller PR!!
    I like the basting brush idea.. wondering what they did with them for amusement? :)

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    1. Thanks, Raina! To be quite honest, J Bear just sits and admires the brush for long stretches of our runs, heehee! But he occasionally also eats it and tieng-tiengs it against the stroller's frame like a little metronome... A wonder brush, I tell you...! ;)

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  5. Haha basting brush? Never would've thought it! Whatever works, hey?

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    1. Nothing as creative as a mom who needs to run ;) !

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  6. I guess the basting brush is the equivalent to them being more excited about the paper than the gift while unwrapping presents ;). Way to go on the sub 30 5k double stroller and all! I feel a great half marathon coming your way :).

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    1. Heehee, exactly, Hailey! Not even the fanciest toys amuse J Bear as much as that brush on our runs :) .

      Oooooooh, I hope you're right about that half marathon... My running is going soooo well at the moment - sooooooo happy!!! :)

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  7. Ha ha .... the things that can keep a child occupied. - Basting brush !!
    Voted for you Karien (vote No 40) All the best :-)
    Here is mine:
    http://www.bigblogexchange.org/profile/2014/5686536431468544

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    1. I know, right? :)

      Thanks so much for your vote, Z - MUCH appreciated! Vote No. 279 is from me - good luck!

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