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!

9 comments:

Cussin' Crafter said...

Oh my goodness! What a cutie pie! I just wanna pinch those cheeks!

Have fun on the run!

Gracie Bird said...

That's quite a jog for the first time out in a while, way to go!

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

Yea for you!! I've never been a fan of jogging or running, I think a mile job would have done me in. Wow 5 miles the first time out.

Congrats!!

Oh, and enjoy the bob. We have an off road one because we like to hike and that thing goes everywhere.

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Patti said...

Happy Bob jogging! At my age and with my granddaughter, it's more strolling!

ThePeachTree said...

Okay, I'm totally hearing that Paul McCartney song playing while you're cruising down the avenue :)

Leah said...

wow, quite a jog if you haven't gone in a while! I did errands with the stroller yesterday too, but I walked instead of trying to jog. I am really NOT a runner...

LazyTcrochet said...

It's nice to read about another jogging Mom. My kids are both in school now, but I recently started running on the trail...with my dog. I love it! Keep up the good work.

Nikki said...

I'm impressed! It sounds like you had a great first trip out.