Week 8 complete and first ever buggy run!!

Week 8 complete and first ever buggy run!!

So if you told me 8 weeks ago that I would be so determined to go on a run I wouldn't have believed you!

Was meant to finish week 8 yesterday but combination of impending Ofsted chaos for my husband and poorly toddler meant I didn't have a chance. Today I wouldn't normally get out on a run as I'm home alone with my 27 month old till gone dark but I was determined not to let that stop me. As soon as he started complaining of being tired early afternoon I bundled him up in warm clothes, pulled on my running gear and stuffed him in the buggy!!

He went off to sleep straight away and I managed a full 30mins (did 2 extra for fun :-o ) whilst pushing the buggy!! Think I was a bit slower but hard to say as I had to vary my route considerably to stay on tarmaced roads.

Nothing stops me running now! ;) Just to keep up my enthusiasm till the end of the week and my 5k race for life on Friday!

(Picture is my boy still fast sleep on garden path post run!)

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  • You parents who run with children in buggies - I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO YOU!

    It must be difficult to get out when they are so small so well done for getting off today!

    Good luck for your future runs, and I'm sure little one also enjoys runs out with you - lucky boy!

  • Love it- well done for your determination!

  • Well done!

    I pushed my rather large but just 4 year old grandson at my Parkrun on Saturday, so I could accompany my daughter on her first parkrun - it was also her c25k graduation run! It was hard work as he was in his buggy that we can attach to a bike as he is too big for his old buggy, and the handle is much lower!

    Hopefully after a few more runs my daughter will have the confidence to Parkrun alone (or her hubby or sister will take my place so I can try for a new pb & get ahead of her sister again!!)

    Good luck on your graduation runs, soon be polishing your new badge! :-)

  • Well done! I've been tempted to take my little girl out in her buggy but I'm just worried she will complain all the way - she's 22 months and hates being a buggy!

  • Arthur usually hates his and refuses to get in. My strategy was to wait until he was so knackered I was fairly certain he'd sleep the whole way!

  • My problem is that nap time is my favourite time of the day - I love to nap too... not sure I could give up a nap for a run :P

  • I also enticed him to get in by saying Mummy was going to push him REALLY FAST!!

  • When I was out on the bicycle in the summer, I saw a young woman with a buggy and a youngster going down the long cycle path by the canal ... on roller blades...

    She was going very fast!

  • Don't think I verged anywhere near that kind of speed!!

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