Anyway, I made it out for a run this morning. When my alarm went off, I didn't feel all that great and contemplated skipping it, but sucked it up and got out anyway. It was good. I went completely by myself which was nice and there weren't too many people out (most don't hit the trails until 6 or so). I only went 2.7 miles but I think that was enough for today. I didn't realize that according to my log, I've only run once in the past 20 days and that was almost two weeks ago. My goal is to run at least 5 days this week, but keep the mileage low to kind of get back into things. I think that is reasonable.
Running by myself was kind of nice but had it's downside too. I really enjoy having the jogging stroller to put all my "trinkets" in. I like to take my cell phone and water and keys to the house, long sleeved shirt... but I don't like to carry them, so having the stroller and all it's compartments is very convenient. In addition, I cannot stand to carry things or have things on my wrist when I am running, yet I have become addicted to timing my runs.
For Christmas two years ago, my uncle gave me a gift certificate to the Eugene Running Company. At the time I was 2 months pregnant with Leona and as much as I wanted to get some cool running wear I wanted to have something that I could use on my runs throughout my whole pregnancy so I got a watch. I have never worn a watch because it drives me crazy to have it on my wrist, but I figured I could just attach it to the stroller handle. I did and it worked great, it's super easy to check my time/pace and I don't have to wear it. It hasn't missed a run with me since. So, it drove me crazy this morning but only for about a mile and I'm sure as I continue to run sans stroller (which is my intention now that Leona sleeps later) I'll get used to it. There are some nice things about pushing a stroller though, not to mention that fact that I seem to run faster when I am, I was just plain slooooooooow today (maybe I shouldn't time my runs!)...oh well.