Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Some workouts....

Sometimes workouts don't end up being quite what you had planned.

Heh. Is that the understatement of the month?

Today I went out with the two girls in the jogstroller. We went over to the track and went around it once, and that was fine, despite Catherine falling down on the asphalt about three times.

Then we loaded back up again and went out for some road mileage. I was hoping to get in 4 or 5 miles. Fat chance.

First Elisabeth pooped, which at first she didn't mind sitting in, but then which made her progressively crankier.

Then Catherine took off both her favorite red sandals and was playing with the velcro, but would periodically drop one and would scream until I retrieved it.

Then they both started hitting each other and screaming, just to aggravate each other and me.

That was when I finally gave up and turned around and went home and put them both in Baby Jail. AKA their cribs, which they can actually climb out of now but they don't seem to remember that.

2.6 miles. Guess it's the bike trainer tonight instead. I just found out yesterday that Elisabeth is probably going to get into preschool for speech therapy and Catherine probably won't be eligible because her development and speech are right on track. (She comes out with sentences that surprise me every now and then like "Where did that ball go? What is Elisabeth doing?", and identified all the pictures for the nice lady yesterday and named the colors while signing them too and counted to five yesterday.)

So now I have to figure out a way to get in my workouts in September and October with a single jogstroller or something. I'm not sure I want to put the kid-carrier on the back of the tri-bike, but maybe on the back of the old steel bike it will work. . . .


mipper said...

you tried. and seriously, twins in a jogstroller, didn't yopu know they count for double miles. it's true, i swear it.

Mojo said...

Wow, you are brave for just pushing twins in a stroller while running! Talk about a workout.

Did babysitter go back to school?

nancytoby said...

Babysitter goes back to school next week. I'm going to try to get her for some after-school time, though! Morning lap swim at the town pool ends this week, too. :-(

Ellie said...

Maybe you could get a stroller where they ride one behind the other, instead of side-by-side? Maybe less fighting that way?

And if Elisabeth is in preschool, I think you'll be amazed at how much easier it is to push just one child in regular stroller. I've done runs pushing Abbie in an umbrella-stroller.

Nice going in tough circumstances!

nancytoby said...

I've never seen an in-line double jogstroller, have you? I end up kicking the other kind too frequently....

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

I took the kiddos out on the bike a few weeks ago - hooked up a trailer and away we went. It was a little nerve wracking at first (just me, the road, a skillion cars, and my BABIES!), but it was cool once we hit biketrail.

Let me just say for the record, it was the hardest 20 miles I have ever put in. We're talking a doggy 13 mph pace at a very hard effort. And you have never heard so much bitching from the rear in your life! I had a huge bag of swedish fish (bribes), it helped.

I didn't care. Mommy needed the miles.

Iron Pol said...

So, your recommendation is to save the money and what little hair remains on my head by passing on the double jog stroller?

B-Boy loves to go out with me in the jogger, and I've been considering a double because of the fun I might have when Monster Girl starts wanting to go. I find the single more than enough work, and your experiences provide food for thought.

Juggling kids and training can be tricky. Juggling kids WHILE training can be nerve wracking.