Today I successfully squeezed in a run, despite the questionable weather. Being resourceful, I brought along a crib mattress pad to cover JC in case of rain. As I was scrambling to get out the door that morning (typical) I thought I should grab a blanket, but then thought, if it rains, I don't want a wet blanket. I considered a tarp, but that would be too big and, besides, we don't have one. I wondered if someone had invented the water-proof blanket for jogging strollers yet. I know there are plastic covers, but I didn't want her to be "bubble girl" on our run. I wanted her to feel the wind on her face and get fresh air. The waterproof crib pad, was my stroke of (and only) genius for the day. It didn't rain enough to truly need it, but because I am never so prepared, I pulled it out and covered her up those last few, drizzly minutes back to the car.
If anyone was watching (and no one was) they would have thought, "Wow, that mom has it together. She thinks of everything. She must be so organized." None of that is true, of course, so I was showing off to no one. Well, not exactly no one. We saw eight (8!) deer along the way. And they checked us out, didn't move much off the path as we went by. It was spectacular. Numerous cardinals and orioles, too. Spring has arrived in Minnesota, after all.
You've heard of skijoring, right? This is where you cross country ski tethered to a dog. Well the dog was tethered to the stroller and we were flying through Hyland Recreational Park. And the bonus, JC got a nap (she can't resist the lull of the jogging stroller). I'm glad the afternoon run/walk/bird watch/nap/wild life safari/strojoll worked out. I may not be all that organized but I can multitask like nobody's business.
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