In true noob fashion, I set out to run 5 miles today but ended up running about 3. This is not a good start to a running blog. I packed Croc into the BOB stroller (fully armed with snacks and toys - a good start I thought) and we set off! When I run with him I stay close to home, looping around the same mile radius so that if he goes into full meltdown I can get to ground zero quickly.
My GPS kept cutting in and out which was driving me nuts. In my mind if your GPS doesn't track every footstep, you might as well not have run (I want credit!!). Every time the Nike voice said "Pausing Workout" I would groan loudly and say "Why does it keep PAUSING?!?" and this cracked Croc up to no end.
Aside from the GPS thing and the little man wanting me to reenact "Why does it keep PAUSING?!?" over and over, it was a really easy run. I wish I knew my pace because it felt faster than normal. We passed by our house at the 3-mile mark and at that point Croc was shouting over and over "I want to go HOME. I want to go HOME." so we did. Maybe I'll try to squeeze another run in tomorrow to make up the 2 miles.
Here's Croc's 2-mile harmonica serenade. Is he the sweetest or what?
I can't wait for the rest of the family to get home. Not just to make my life easier with runs, but the house isn't the same without them. I miss the sounds and habits of those two. Plus taking care of Croc alone is a lot of work because he can't feed himself or get dressed, go to the bathroom by himself, etc. I have no idea how single parents do it. Truly, my hats off to all of you - parenting is hard enough when you have a partner giving 50%.
Just two more days until we're reunited!! Jon sent me this pic of The Dude setting off fireworks at his mom's house. I said he looks like Master of the Night. He is truly having a completely different experience in Ohio right now and I love it. I am such a worry wart and would never have allowed this photo to happen - ha! It's such a good thing to have so many people loving your kids in different ways. I think it makes them feel more secure.