Here’s the deal: I have yet to get me and the boys over to the gym for me to run on the treadmill. I can do it for yoga class, but it seems like taking them to Child Watch twice a week is more than we can handle. Or, more accurately, more than Squish can handle. And because I have a policy against taking them out in the stroller when it is cold, I haven’t been taking them out at all. And because they haven’t been sleeping well at night, I haven’t been able to get up in the morning to go by myself as often as I would like. (Which kind of makes me a little bit cranky sometimes.)
However, I’m rethinking my stance on winter running. I’m thinking that it might be okay for me to take them out in the stroller in the middle of the day. This is because I want to go running more often, of course, and I want to save money on bus/train fare, and I figure if we’re going to be walking to and from the train station in the cold, or standing waiting for the bus in the cold, it might actually be preferable if I just ran them around on errands. They could be bundled up in blankets and I would be moving, so it couldn’t be too bad, right? And it just might save me some time because I know that it takes 30 minutes for me to get Manchild to school in the morning if we take the bus, but I can get him there in about 20 if I run.
Am I being completely irresponsible to even think that this would be okay? It seems as though walking around in the cold is just part of city life, so if we’re going to be out there anyway, we might as well be running, right?