Thursday, April 11, 2013

Some Things on Thursday

Instead of running early this morning (and because I had a tough time waking up), I took the boys out for this years' inaugural stroller run. I picked it up at my mother-in-law's early this week and we cleaned it up last night. Today is a beautiful sunny day with temps in the 40s, though it feels warmer than that. We made a couple of stops along the way to shoot off rockets and collect cool rocks and I'm grateful for the breaks. It seemed much more difficult to push them this time, though I haven't taken the stroller on a run since our family run at the Father's Day 5K last June. With the boys weighing around 80 pounds together and with a slightly flat tire (need to get the pump from the old house), it made for a good workout even though we didn't travel too far from home. We covered 2.76 miles total in 26:57 (9:46 pace). Maybe we'll go a little further next time, but those hills are killer!

My view
Shooting rockets at the dog park
Zeke captured the rocket in flight. Can you see it?
Pit stop #2 - South End Boat Launch
I can see us doing a lot of exploring with the stroller this spring and summer. I am so happy to be living where we are.

There is still plenty to time to enter my giveaway for a pair of kid's New Balance 890v3 Rainbow shoes and one-year subscription to ChopChop Magazine. 

Our review of the shoes is here and you can enter the giveaway here. You can tweet every day for more entries. Another opportunity to win is directly from New Balance at

Have a great Thursday!


  1. I really wish I could get up early to run. Instead I get up early to journal or read. Which is just as fun for me. But I haven't been able to get my runs in mid day like usual because of my hectic schedule. I'm feeling like a slacker. so the morning would be great.

    Hmmm... might just bounce out of bed tomorrow morning for a run. thanks!

    ps - great running view!

  2. Gotta love hills ;)

    I entered. My daughter was born with a club foot so I'm really trying to get her into running. She saw those pink shoes and flipped out lol.


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