Thursday, April 17, 2008
Mama's on the Run
My new Bob jogging stroller was delivered yesterday. Today's task was to assemble it. Of course, the babe decided to help out! I got about half way done and it was nap time. So I put the babe down and finished putting the stroller together. I was going to add a completed photo, but forgot the camera when we went out for a jog. I had a destination in mind, Rite Aid. It is 1.5 miles away, a good starting distance for someone who hasn't jogged since 2002. I wanted to buy some of the large lawn and garden bags for raking the lawn tomorrow. We got to Rite Aid and they did not have the bags. I felt pretty good, so we continued another mile to the Aubuchon Hardware Store Downtown. On the way, I saw a cake decorating shop that I had never noticed before. The babe is turning one this month, so I bought some cute Sesame Street character toppers for his cake. We proceeded on to the hardware store. Luckily, they had just what we needed. I also bought myself a new pair of gardening gloves and some seeds for my flower garden. Unfortunately, I don't think that I inherited my mother's green thumb - but that doesn't keep me from trying! Now about 2.5 miles from home, I start our journey back. The nice part about shopping on the run is I had time to catch my breath in each store. I jogged most of the 2 mile return trip and walked the last half mile for a good cool down. Thankfully, I remembered to stretch before and after jogging, but this mama's still a bit sore in parts that I had forgotten I had! It was a beautiful day and with all of our stops, we were gone for about an hour and a half. I am so glad that I bought the jogging stroller. I look forward to many outdoor excursions with the little guy this summer!