A Stroller Run

So yesterday, Addie was home from school, AGAIN. She is dealing with yet another ear infection. This is the third for my little 11 month old nugget. If we go back at her 1 year appointment and she still has fluid, there is a pretty good chance (I am calling it 95%) we are going to go the tube route. I have officially decided I am ok with that, even though it means surgery for my little nugget. My mom helped me to get to that point by telling me about my little brother's experience and how it was like night and day for him. He could hear better, no more pain, and no more ear infections.  So if that can happen for Miss A, I am game.

I guess it is, what it is, for right now. I mean, it is difficult for me to work from home, but I do not really have a choice. So I plugged away for the day. I got everything set up for the morning before Addie was awake and started plugging away at my work. This was about 6:15 am. She was up and ready to go by 6:30. Sigh. I have an early riser, don't I?

She played by herself, allowing me to get a solid two hours worth of work. And then we decided to head out for a run. I took the stroller out, with plans to get a decent run.

Admittedly, I am not super great or enthusiastic about running with the stroller. I just think it is HARD and therefore, I am not a huge fan.

But this went well. Here were the splits.
Mile 1: 9:38
Mile 2: 9:05
Mile 3: 9:04
Mile 4: 8:53
Mile 5: 8:57
Mile 6: 9:12

So there are a few things about this. It is the longest run I have ever done with the stroller by 2 miles! And at a 9:05 average pace, it was probably about 30-40 seconds faster per mile than my fastest run with the stroller (which was a 5K, by the way). So I guess in some ways, I need to consider this run a HUGE success? I am trying to remember that for sure.


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