Duress. Is that the right word? I wasn't going to go for a run today b/c I wasn't feeling the best. However - I have been trolling craigs.list for a long time for a jogging stroller for the baby and me and wasn't having any luck in my price range. I started praying about finding one at the thrift stores or mentioning it to a friend who wanted to sell theirs or something like that. (It has worked before - God gives us the desires of our hearts! If you want to hear the other stories, let me know =)!) Anyway - yesterday was not the usual day to stop at the thrift store. But I did. I once again walked all the way to the back even though I know we don't need mattresses or wheelchairs. (Cue the Hallelujah chorus!) There was a jogging stroller. In good almost perfect condition! And the price was a mere $25!!!! Half of what I was willing to pay!!!!
Back to the run. I wasn't feeling well. The stroller called my name over and over again...I told myself that this is exactly what I wanted and yucky feeling be darned, I WAS GOING RUNNING! Some observations on today's run....
-warmer than last week. Still cold.
-must put the stroller top tabs in the slot for the stroller to stay put together while running.
-baby doesn't flinch when stroller disassembles while running.
-I am that crazy lady who has dumb stuff happen to her while running.
-at least it wasn't while we were going down hill!!
-only made it 1.1 miles today, maybe 1.2 due to malfunctioning stroller and other weirdness.
-must make this a weekly event. Not to mention going other days of the week =)
Oh and duress means threats brought to someone to make them do something against their will. I guess the threats were from my own self. And going running wasn't really against my will, so maybe that word wasn't the best choice! Maybe I should say I was compelled. Better? I think so. =)