I feel pretty fortunate that in my 5th month of pregnancy I’m still feeling well enough to be able to run. When I was pregnant with Johannes, running was out of the question. The ligament pain was just too much, but this time around I seem to be ok so I’ve steadily been keeping up with my running a couple of times a week. I also think perhaps because Johannes has always ran with me in the stroller, he is really into running. He asks to go for a run several times a week, and really loves to jog beside me. So when the 5km Bum Run for Colon Cancer came up again this year I knew I needed to register us both to run. We were both really excited and the day didn’t disappoint. I knew Johannes couldn’t run, or even walk, for 5km straight, so I brought along the running stroller. We started off at the back of the pack and took it easy, the goal was to have fun and let Johannes experience a race for himself. There were no time limits or expectations for either of us, other than pure fun.
Johannes did really great. He ran and walked the first kilometer, then he asked to sit in the stroller while I pushed him for 3km…this is where we made up some time…ha ha. Then at the last km he asked to get out and run again. And so my little guy ran/walked for 2km of a 5km race, which I am super impressed and proud of. He had a great time, loved the cheering, the balloons and the medal at the very end. And in true racing tradition, we went out for pancake brunch after it was all over. I can’t wait for next year when we can bring his brother along in the running stroller and likely do the whole thing together.