Taking a loaded duallie on a run adds a serious arm workout to the already taxing leg workout you automatically get when running! Geez, it can be rough! But we arrived at the beach in no time (1.25 miles to the good) and spent some time playing near the water. None of us was wearing a swim suit, but that didn't stop Big Girl from entering the water multiple times doing whatever it is she does when at the beach. She has an whole intricate system of activity that keeps her busy and entertained and it doesn't require my participation. The baby, on the other hand, would eat sand all day long and face plant into the lake if I didn't constantly reroute her. So while I did a tiny bit of relaxing, I was mostly on my guard making sure all were safe and out of harm's way.
|impromptu beach day|
|i heart sand|
That would be my fearless baby hamming it up for the camera, and my wild child in the background plotting her next move. So anyway, we beached for a while until Big Girl decided to go farther into the lake and ended up losing a friendly battle with an incoming wave - it knocked her over with little effort and she found herself completely immersed in lake water. She wasn't digging the wet clothes, and frankly, I think she was a little bit irked that the wave got the best of her. Luckily, I had stowed a beach towel, so she wrapped herself up and climbed into the stroller - not a bad consolation prize. But that was enough beach time for her. And all of us. We do not need that much sun - and afternoon nap time was fastly approaching. So I ran us home (another 1.25 miles for me!).
Fast forward to the evening. I had planned to go to another yoga class last night, but as fate would have it, my husband got held up at work and the baby needed extra TLC before bed on account of a cold (poor baby!). When it became clear that I would not make the yoga class, I decided to do another run instead. A solo evening run after work on a ridiculously gorgeous summer night - can't beat it. I think it was about 3.5 miles or so. So maybe 6 miles total for the day. Is that a triple?! Because if it is, that is my first triple to date.
I had planned a run with Baby J this morning - and since it was yet another beautiful morning, we had no choice but to go. We logged a nice and easy five miler and then enjoyed a quick lunch with Daddy. Baby J kind of dozed since she is battling her cold, but she was otherwise content with the pleasant weather and her rock-a-bye baby tunes on pandora. My legs are a bit fatigued right now, but I'm enjoying it. I'm grateful that I can do all this running around - whether my kids are with me or not. I know the weather won't be this perfect forever, so I'm taking advantage and racking up miles. When the polar vortex 2.0 hits us this winter, I can return to the yoga studio and get my down dog on. Until then, I'll be on the roads.