Today was a day when I really felt like I had to get out and go for a run. Perhaps it is because I went to a sushi buffet. I didn't overdo it, I had 8 pieces, but I could have eaten a lot more. I also had some salad and sweet and sour chicken. It was super good.
I made dinner for a family who just had a new addition born. I dropped it off at about 5:45 pm and then went for my run. I brought my whole family with me. They like to play at the park while I push the baby in the jogger.
I figured I would attempt a 3 mile run. I got out and within the first few steps, I realized I had forgotten a very important piece of apparel when going running. I did NOT put on a sports bra. I am a nursing mom. I wear nursing bras. I put the sports bra on over it. Not this time. I told my husband, when he caught up with me, that I had forgotten the sports bra. He laughed. He knew the predicament I had gotten myself into. I was sure that by the first time around the 2/3 mile loop, the nursing bra would have come undone on both sides.
I couldn't announce that we were all going to go home, as I knew that would cause great weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. My children would not appreciate that their time on the playground had disintegrated into nothing.
I thought, I will run one time around. I decided after the first time around, that I should at least finish 2 miles. That is what I did. It was one of the least comfortable runs I have gone on, in a long time. I do think it will serve as a reminder to make sure I have put on all the required pieces of clothing next time.
To make matters worse, the jogger's front tire would not hold any air for a long time. I decided on Monday to buy a new inner tube for it. I replaced the inner tube in the stroller with the new one. The tire would now hold air. I was super excited. Later that evening, I decided to take the baby for a jog. We made it a few minutes, before my stomach was in a great deal of pain, and I realized that the jogger would not go straight if my life depended on it.
The jogger pulls hard right. It only takes a few steps before I have moved quickly to the right. I came home and decided that I should tighten the left side of the front tire. It seemed that would make the tire more straight. I took it running last night. I was wrong. It still has a hard pull to the right.
Tonight I took it again, figuring I would just keep correcting it. That gets incredibly tiresome. I ran a lot with the jogger only on the back wheels. That kept the stroller going straight, but it takes more energy than I really want to exert. I have to figure out what to do, or I am going to have to see about finding a good, secondhand jogger. Who knew that replacing an inner tube could cause so much trouble! I guess I should have just kept running with it flat, it was easier that way!