Here are some of the highlights:
- Long Runs with the Stroller: I found a win-win-win scenario by taking my daughter in the jogging stroller. My wife gets free time, I get my long run, and Emma gets a nice nap and the occasional dog bounding off a front porch to greet us.
- Windshield for the Stroller: A few weeks ago, my long run plans were seriously threatened because I it was raining off and on all day. The upside was that it was warm--65 degrees. I took my chances when there was a break in the rain, put my daughter in the stroller and covered her with a raincoat. Everything was fine for about 15 minutes, then dark clouds appeared out of nowhere, the temperature dropped at least 10 degrees, and it began to pour down rain and, for a while, SLEET. I was soaked, my daughter was halfway there, and I still had to get home. I had been putting off the wind/rainshield for a Christmas gift, but nixed that idea and ordered it right away. I've already put it to good use with a run in 32 degrees with high winds and today with mid-30s and rain. The winshield plus a "Baby Bag" by LL Bean ($2.50 from a thrift store) and my daughter is tugging off her hat because she gets too warm!
- Turkey Trot: I ran a neighborhood Turkey Trot at my parents house with the stroller and was proud to finish at 7:00 pace. I had no idea I was in that good of shape.
- Run/Walk: After years of being intrigued by Galloways run/walk approach, but being too proud to not gut out every run, I finally gave it a try. I'll elaborate in a later post, but so far I've managed to get faster, recover sooner, and not terribly sore after my long runs.