Sunday, December 04, 2011

First Run

So I finally went for a run.  I got all dressed, made sure Zoey was fed, and set off with her in tow.  My start was a little difficult.  Sine Matt had the car (and the garage door opener), I had to wheel Zoey down some stairs to leave the building (instead of going up the garage ramp), and I also had to use the carseat adaptor on the stroller instead of just putting her in the regular compartment (since a piece I needed was in the car). Having the carseat meant that the stroller itself was harder to control and heavier.  Nevertheless, I set off and started a slow run.  I started huffing and puffing pretty much right away, but it felt really good to be running.  I was constantly worried that Zoey was too cold, or getting jostled too much, but she seemed happy (and asleep) and she actually likes being jostled.  (When we are driving and she is crying, she will settle if we go over bumps!)

All dressed and ready.  (Terrible picture)

I didn't really look to see how long I was gone, but I think it was about 45 minutes ish and I think I covered  around 5 km.  Nothing to write home about, but I did quite a few walk run intervals, and stopped to check on Zoey a few times.  Somewhere along the run she shook off her toque... She really doesn't like hats.

After the run, zonked out.
When I got home, Zoey was fast asleep, and she stayed that way for a LONG time.  I guess I know how to make her sleep if worse comes to worse sometime!  It's not the best to have her sleep in her carseat for a long time, but I was happy yesterday since it meant I could shower, eat and get ready for my Christmas party in peace!

Although my run was far from my best, I know that I can only get better from here!  Now that the first one is under my belt, I'm excited to get out again.  Maybe I should bust out my very first training program...


Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Congrats on getting out there! You will only get faster from here and the most important part is that you got out there!

Glad to hear that Zoey likes running too!

Someone once told me that babies cry at night because they aren't used to the silence and lack of motion... there must be some truth to that!

kristen said...

I definitely think you should bust out that training plan. And then go to Ottawa in May and run the 10K again!

Heather said...

That's an interesting theory about babies sleeping better with noise etc. from what I've read, they suggest background noise as loud as a vacuume!

Kristen I should come do the Ottawa race! That would be fun!

Rebecca W said...

I've heard the theory that babies don't actually need quiet. In an article I read, it is actually encouraged that you don't try to be so silent because then baby learns that it needs absolute silence to sleep, which can cause issues later on. I'm pretty sure that my baby will be ok with the noise considering that I played the cello until 38 weeks, it has been hearing banging from my roof being re-done all week and that I tend to 'raise my voice' a lot during the day.

Come to the Ottawa 10K!! I'm running with my students hopefully in the 10K this year (which will be my first 10K)!