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Category Archives: running with baby

As a runner, I pay far more attention to the weather than those times in my life when I was a non-runner.  I obsess over the hourly forecast, the percentage chance of precipitation, wind chill, humidity, and other details that can affect how I dress for my run and how I expect to feel during my run.  Not to mention the obsession that ensues as...

The past few weeks, life and rain have gotten in the way of my regular training schedule and I’ve missed one run a week for the past 3 weeks.  I’ve been doing okay missing it, but I really do need it to stay on top of my training for the marathon.  Thankfully, my long runs have still been going well.  After not running the past 2 days, I...

I’ve been wanting to add some conditioning into my runs to help me get stronger.  My plan for my run today was to run 3-4 miles with Z and stop along the way for some hill repeats and running drills.  Finding the right hill for my repeats was harder than you would think.  I needed a hill that was grass, not asphalt.  It needed to be a short...

I’ve said before that I’m really not a competitive person.  When I run races, I run them to finish them, not to beat anyone else.  I do have a fear of being the last one to finish, but that hasn’t come close to happening yet . Last week, I went on my longest run so far with Z in the stroller- 5 miles.  It took me 53 minutes- a time I...