We had a blow-out yesterday. No, not a dirty diaper, a stroller tire. I was walking with the Stroller Posse (six of us with babes and strollers!) in the park and apparently my BOB ran over a nail. We heard a loud bang and looked down to discover I had a flat tire. Of all the strollers to malfunction after a little off-roading…!
Fast-forward to today. Baby A decided, after we’d already left the house, that he’d rather be in my arms than in his stroller. Luckily I’d brought the Boba wrap so while he hollered from the stroller, I wrapped myself up as quickly as possible. I slid him into the wrap (no easy task when he’s upset and holding his legs stiff) then hoped for the best as I continued on my walk. As I suspected, he was overtired and fell asleep almost instantly. Great, except I had the heavy stroller and a heavy baby strapped to me. I’ve grown accustomed to pushing only the BOB since it’s much lighter and more maneuverable with one hand. The Graco pop-up is nearly impossible to steer without two arms! I could have turned around and walked home but I was determined to pick up a few groceries and a replacement tube for the BOB. I made it all the way to the grocery store, pushing the stroller with one arm and supporting Baby A with the other, then he woke up. I almost turned around and called it quits but we’d made it that far, so I popped him back into the stroller and offered his fancy mustache pacifier. Success! In the end, we finished our errands and made it home before he turned grumbly again. I was relieved to sit down, feed him and wait for my husband’s arrival home.
I wanted to swim this evening but unfortunately there were no lap lines during the time I could go! I thought of getting on my bike but decided rolling my shoulders forward and hunching over a bike was not what I needed after a day of playing violin and nursing my baby. Next option- running. Nope, too windy. At least I’ve got a gym membership! I felt so normal hopping in my car and driving to the gym like I used to do. Ironically, I ended up on the stationary bike because my legs really wanted to spin! I alternated sitting upright and doing standing climbs in order to avoid the hunched over position. When I transfered to the treadmill, running felt exceedingly easy since my body was already warmed up. I called it quits after 10 minutes then pulled a foam roller into the stretching area. I laid on my back and let my arms drop to the floor, opening my chest and releasing all the muscles which shorten during nursing. I did my legs lifts in this position to work my core, then did a full body roll-out. It felt so amazing that I’m going to make a point of rolling out my aching muscles every day! Now I’m going to bed. My mind is tired and my body is exhausted!
2.78 miles walking, carrying baby
15 minutes spin bike
10 minutes running, .90 miles
core- bird-dog, plank, leg lifts from foam roller