Monday, 11 August 2014

Time

There's just no pretty way to say this, but running in our new neighbourhood stinks.  (Or perhaps that's just the smell of my attitude?)  The roads are slanted (as in slan-ted) and full of potholes, and the double stroller doesn't fit onto most of the sidewalks.  Boo.  I've tried out a number of running routes near our home and they all send me home frustrated and with a grumpy IT band.  Pfffft.


Potholes...


And more potholes...

But since my momma taught me to make the most of every situation, I'm determined to make this work.  I will find a way to run in our new town and not only that, but to run happy too.  I need to: Grumpy mama has been surfacing way too often lately.

So for now my POA is simple: During the week I do two 5 km lunchtime double stroller runs in our neighbourhood (or more frequent, but shorter runs if J Bear doesn't feel like a whole 5) - there simply isn't enough time to go run anywhere else.  I've found an okay-ish 5 km route that is a mixture of (slanted) tar roads and gravel sidewalks - just enough variation to keep the IT bands (sort of) happy.

And then on weekends... Ahhhhh, weekends.  That's when the magic happens.  I load Miss K and the single stroller into the car and we head off to one of the game farms outside of town to run our little hearts out.  It.  Is.  Heavenly.  For a sweet hour or two, we forget all about our less than ideal neighbourhood running conditions and the fact that our hearts are, in all honesty, still missing Bloem in a big, big way.


In our element.


Sweetest Miss K.

We feel right at home...

Kimberley, we'll learn to love you again.  Eventually.  We just need a little time.


10 comments:

  1. Wow I guess that must be an adjustment. Best of luck

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    1. Thanks so much, Cat! I find that having a positive attitude really helps, but I'm afraid that I fail that test on a daily basis... Working on it, though! :)

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  2. Looks like you found a solution. Sorry about the potholes though.

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    1. Hi Heather! Our plan works fine for now. Luckily summer is on its way, which will allow us to do longer runs in better places either before or after work - yay!

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  3. Oh my. So sorry about the pot holes! I'm glad you're able to get a little bit of an escape on the weekends though. Talk about a drastic difference between the top and bottom pictures. Yikes! I'm sure you'll work something out. Until then, at least you're trying to have a positive attitude and that's half of the battle sometimes :)

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    1. You're SO right about the positive attitude, Hailey - it really does make all the difference. Now if only I can succeed in having one all the time, haha! Always room for growth, right? ;)

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  4. Slanted roads are the woooooorst. It'll take time, but you'll find your enjoyable routes! (You've clearly already found one) :)

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    1. I've applied for membership to some other game farms that are closer to town, so once that's been approved (holding thumbs), I'll have plenty of great places to run, wahooooo! :)

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  5. wow those potholes! Sorry you don't have great running, but glad you are making the most of it, and those weekend runs sound great!

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    1. To my relief they've started fixing some of the potholes this week - hurray!

      Man, I love those weekend runs...!

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