Last year when I started this blog I had a couple posts about running with my daughter in her Chariot. I was able to make good use of the stroller last year, especially while training for my fall marathon.
Today I did my second run of the year with daughter in her Chariot. On the schedule for today was a 25 km run (15.5 miles). This is just a bit shorter than the longest distance I completed with the Chariot last year and I figured it would not be a problem to complete my intended mileage today.
Last week when I ran with the Chariot the ducks along the riverbank close to our house seemed to catch my daughter’s attention. As a result, I made sure to bring along a few pieces of bread with us this morning so we could stop and feed the ducks. We made our detour to feed the ducks about 3 km into the run. The detour was well worth it and it was not too long before we were back on our way.
I think I mentioned last year that one of the things i liked about having the Chariot was that it allowed me to spend more time with my daughter. Now that she is a little older and more aware of what is going on I think it is going to be even more enjoyable this year. The sound of her barking when we pass dogs or mimicking the chirping of birds will certainly keep me entertained and the random cries of “Go Go Daddy” will definitely keep me motivated!
In addition to that, while running with the Chariot might not do anything for my cardio I figure it has to be helping my legs get stronger for the marathon especially as my daughter gets bigger.
In the end, due to time constraints, we ended up completing 21.4 km (13.3 miles) which I still think is pretty good considering I had a full day of skiing at Mont Tremblant yesterday.
How was your run today?