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Running and Recovering: Getting to The Point

December 12, 2006

The same sun shone today as three months ago on Black Tuesday, but today it was a little brighter. Ella and I made two laps of Hains Point, the second being easier than the first. She was at first silently enamored of the place, and then just fell asleep. Note to self: The Girl was as sweaty as you at the end– if it is 35 and calm, you can go with a little less than four layers, plus a bunting, jacket, blanket, and fleece-lined foot muff.

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4 Responses to “Running and Recovering: Getting to The Point”

  1. lisa says:

    Oh my gosh! There’s the big face from your header!

    Hey, I ALWAYS over layered my kids. I just couldn’t stand the thought of them being too cold. I didn’t get a good night’s sleep until Gwynnie, our youngest, was old enough to put her own covers back on in the middle of the night. Oh, bliss! That counts for about 12 years of my life.

  2. dawnrw says:

    I did a 10K with Soren when he was 11 months old and wasn’t adequately prepared for the chilly am temps. His poor little ears were like ice cubes and he howled the entire race. It was terrible. Although, I will say, I ran quite a bit faster than I normally would have. At the finish, I put him in the Baby Bjorn inside my coat next to my stinky self and he didn’t seem to mind a bit. In fact, I think he went right to sleep once he was finally cozy; worn out from the trauma, I’m sure. So over-layer. You can always peel off one or two or three . . . Running with a miserable baby is no fun. Actually, I would personally make a case that running with a perfectly happy baby is no fun, but that’s just me. Good for you, out getting “Awakened” with your girl. Or Asleep in her case I guess.

  3. emmegab says:

    did Ella have the same appreciation for the sculpture, is the question?! and you go, Mike, on the bundling…better sweaty than chilly is ALways my preference.

  4. I am determined to go and see this and photograph it. I mean, it’s not far away at all. Of course, now it’s significance is much more vivid than it would have been had I just stumbled upon it.

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