For the first time ever…

Zain fell asleep during our run! I know that might not be a big deal to most running moms or dads whose kids fall asleep often in the stroller, but this is epic for us.  Zain is not the best sleeper and he frequently gives me a tough time when I want to put him to sleep.  A couple months ago, I posted that we had to stop in the middle of a run at the park so I could get him to sleep; then I had put him back in the stroller and he was awake again by the time we got to the car 15 minutes later.

We’re still dealing with some jetlag since our return from Europe so I’m certain the reason he fell asleep was because he woke up for the day at 3:30am yesterday and 4:30am today.

So what is even more epic than the fact that my little sweetie fell asleep during our run? The fact that it was a 12 mile run with the stroller! The longest I’ve ever run with Z was 10 miles and it was not easy.  I didn’t know if I’d even make it that far today considering how exhausted I am.  Z fell asleep around the 4 mile mark and I figured I better keep running as long as I could so he could at least get a good nap in.  He slept until about the 11 mile mark and woke up cheerful and ready to chat with me.  What a great running buddy!

Our run was pretty awesome.  Tough, but still awesome.  The weather was great – sunny, cool and a little breezy.  I also conquered a humongous hill that always wears me out when I run alone so it was a big deal for me to make it up it with the stroller.  My pace was decent for a long run with the stroller.  My Garmin is giving me trouble at the moment so I don’t know all the details, but I believe my time was about 2 hours and 10 minutes for 12 miles.  I did hope to make it farther though.  I considered going to 13.1 so I could do my own little half marathon with Z, but I was back at my house by the time I got to 12 and I just didn’t have it in me to try to run any farther.

Stay tuned for a post about our amazing vacation coming soon!


  1. carabiner252 says

    wow, congrats! I love using a run to make my boy sleep. Here’s hoping your boy starts to enjoy napping in the stroller too!

  2. says

    That is an amazing distance with a jogging stroller. Way to go! I am so impressed that you can push that stroller for so long.


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