March 2, 2013: Running Nostalgia
|With Zach in 1993. My left ACL in better days.|
So, in order to make me feel better (other than the forthcoming wine over lunch with Cindy), I will share a little running nostalgia. The question on baby runner choice sure gave me a smile. It got me into the bowels of an old blog post on my use of that previously owned contraption. The story is as follows...
My parents bought me one of the best presents (or better phrased...most used present) I ever received: a baby runner as a Mother's Day gift in 1993. Zach was a 4 week old babe. I had to wait a couple of weeks before testing out my new gift. The pediatrician advised me to wait until Zach was 6 weeks before allowing him to ride in the runner (neck strength). I was so excited, waiting for the day of freedom where I could take my little bundle of joy out into the fresh air and enjoy a run together.
The day came and I had little Zach Man decked out in his best outfit...including shoes (the need at 6 weeks?? Good question) and a matching hat; ready to be an "easy rider". It was glorious. And he loved it. My only regret is not putting an odometer on this mobile invention. I can't even begin to guess the number of miles logged by the time I retired it fourteen years and three kids later.
|Some hugs after a run|
(left knee/ACL looked good, didn't it?...
okay, I'll let it go now)