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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What better reason (for a Giveaway!)

Yesterday was a great day.
At the start I had my doubts though.  With the time change and the loss of daylight in the morning I overslept and we had to move it to get ready for the school bus.  But like a champ S'ghetti Girl hustled and we made it with time to spare. 

After getting S'ghetti Girl on the bus I did what any obsessed runner would do with a flexible 20ish minutes I hopped on the treadmill and ran 3 miles.  I justified this by telling myself that I never know what the day might have in store for me but this way I did at least a little something good for me.

Fast forward through the drudgery of the work day and we are back home.  I can't interest LBM into getting into the jogging stroller even though it is really nice outside.  Not wanting to waste much time in the effort I relent and get on the treadmill for 5 miles while the kids play. 

I stop knowing the 8 miles is more than enough with my next race, the Hat Run Trail 50k on Saturday.  When I get upstairs and see that we still have a bit of daylight remaining I tell the kids we are going to walk to my sister's house and pump up the tires on the jogging stroller.  This will not only make sure the tires are ready for when I can get LBM to go for a run but will also give the kids a little more exercise outside.   Surprisingly LBM climbs into the jogger asking for a snack on his little tray.  He hadn't forgotten all the little stay-in-the-stroller tricks after all.  I grab a little pack of gummies and S'ghetti Girl grabs her scooter and we run down to my sisters to pump the tires.

Task accomplished we jog back up the hill to our house but when I try to get LBM out of the jogger he tell me he wants to keep going.  Well, who am I to deny the child what he wants?!  I grab my Garmin and we are off.  I keep offering to turn around but LBM encourages me to go farther finally agreeing that we should turn around near my one mile marker of course I finished out my mile before turning, runner first.

And that jogging stroller mommies is how you get your little back in the jogger after being stuck on the treadmill all winter.  So what better reason to have a Giveaway?!

The great folks at CSN Stores have a $55 gift card for one lucky follower.
Since I am running the Hat Run on Saturday and I want to keep this nice and simple here's what you need to do (can complete in ONE Comment):

1.  Be a follower or your comment won't count.

Then you can choose to do both or just one of the following:

2.  Give me your best "How I got my little one back in the jogger" story.

3.  Guess my finish time for The Hat Run Trail 50k. 

Hints:  You can use anything helpful from the Hat Run's site.  My last 50k on trails was my PR setting 6:06 which was March 5th (less than 2 weeks ago, think tired legs might be a factor)  however my last trail 50k on a more technical course in the rain was 7:06 at the Skyline Challenge.

You have until Friday night March 18th at midnight to leave your comment.
Winner will be the person who guess my exact race time to the minute if that does not happen the winner will be selected by random drawing.
Good Luck!


  1. Very sweet! LBM has gotten so big!!!

  2. I am a follower.

    No kids so no stroller stories.

    I'm guessing 6:40 for time (going by your tired legs comment)

  3. Sounds like a great day!

    I'm thinking 6:15.

  4. I'm a follower, and I"m going to guess 6:19. Good luck :)

  5. I'm a follower and I don't have a little one so no jogging stroller story.

  6. Ugh mine were impossible to keep in the jogger. Wow LBM is getting so big and so handsome!

  7. and i've never had to use a jogging stroller so no stories. except that i am in awe of those who do!

  8. 5:59? i really have no idea though. but shoot for the stars :)

  9. I don't have any tricks to the jogging stroller (man it's been eternity!!) but I will never forget when I was about 3 miles out from my house and one of the twins copped an attitude and started screaming at the top of his lungs. That's not a fun thing to listen to for 3 miles back home - at least it was some great speedwork! :)

  10. I think you'll break 6-hours. Can't wait!!! :)

  11. I am a follower. And I just have to say the word and my littlest one is heading to the jogger. My 5-year-old is just starting to resist. Treats and bribes are the things that have worked so far. I might try the "going for a walk to..." trick though!

    And I'm guessing 6:09.

  12. I had one child who loved the stroller and then the second who did NOT. I think we just gave up on her and decided it was time to get a treadmill!

  13. He's so cute! He's looking older, too.

    I'm going to guess 6:21. (I'm a follower.)

  14. I'm a follower already! Your streak just keeps on going. I love it.

  15. My guess is 6:36 for your 50k this weekend.

  16. Just found your blog - love it!
    I am a follower, brand spankin' new.
    Having run HAT before, but allowing for your fast Greenway Trail performance ... I guess 6:01.

  17. BOth of my boys loved the jogger but I still need a few tricks up my sleeve. My best was offerring to race Little Ironman home at the end. If I was really good, I'd let hm dress up like a Superhero too.

    This weekend? 5:57

  18. I follow on gfc

    The jogger becomes a lot more appealing with a special snack. :-)

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