Monday, February 22, 2010

Stroller Biathlon

I've invented a new Olympic sport: stroller biathlon! This sport consists of jogging with a double jogging stroller (because that is harder than a single) and stopping at intervals to shovel. The shoveling mainly consists of path widening and cutting through the giant mountains of snow at intersections. This is the newest and most inspired step thus far of recovering my workouts from the 3+ ft of snow in the last couple of weeks.

(SNOWMAGEDDON BEGINS)
Step 1: Shovel instead of the regular workout.
(THERE ARE BREAKS BETWEEN BLIZZARDS.)
Step 2: Trainer in the garage and Step aerobics in the basement.
(ROADS NAVIGABLE FOR 4X4.)
Step 3: Treadmill at the gym.
(BEGIN TO CLEAR SIDEWALKS AND PATHS BETWEEN OUR HOUSE AND SCHOOL.)
Step 4: Baby in the backpack. (Though this requires all the other kids to walk, there is so much pent up energy by now, they can keep up.)
(SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION AND SNOW BEGINS TO MELT.)
Step 5: Stroller Biathlon!!!!

It would have been cooler if I had the shovel strapped to my back like a rifle, but I actually just carried the kids' small plastic shovel in the under-stroller basket. What needs to happen next to clear my path requires a saw, so I'm weighing the pros and cons of bring a saw with us tomorrow. Hmmm...

5 comments:

seeMOMMYrun said...

too funny!!!

Crumbs said...

Hysterical! You are a trooper - definitely Olympic worthy!

Crumbs said...

Hysterical! You are a trooper - definitely Olympic worthy!

Sherri said...

LOL! Love it! We are covered in snow too!

morgan said...

Love it! I didn't bring a shovel with me (but I also run sans stroller), but I did have this crazy urge to dig whatever I could whenever I came home after a run (on the days I could run). Early last week, I found my curb, an actual curb, under a snow "curb" that stuck out into the road at least three feet. Satisfying.