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How far is too far?

By Hass :: July 06, 2005 @ 07:58 PM

How wet is too wet?
How tired is too tired?
How long is too long?
How hungry is too hungry?
How thirsty is too thirsty?

We went for a long run in the rain. 7 miles, impressive huh! Okay most of the run was a walk, but still a couple of lessons were learned.

1) We can make it from Madison to Morristown on foot (and/or stroller). although that's not our route. We followed Traction Line Trail (Runs along the railroad tracks).

2) There are a lot of nifty little places in Mo'town including a smoothie place, emmm smoothies.

3) Why on earth would we want to make a 7 mile round trip to get a smoothie? The trip to Karl's Appliances to buy a blender and then to Whole Foods to buy fruit would be much much shorter.

4) The rain, not so much fun for 4 month olds to hang out in, even if they are properly equiped in an all weather stroller. They still come home wet, which prompts mommy to ask questions, "was she wetter than this and you just towelled her off in the driveway?"

5) The rain fly on the stroller is dual-use, it also serves as a parachute. A delightful treat to slow everybody down in the rain, cause nobody is trying to get to where it's dry.

6) If you start an adventure with legs that feel like trees, firmly planted in the ground and every step is a struggle to wrench them free, it is only going to get much much worse.

7) I'm older than I've ever been, and now I'm even older. And now . . .

Morristown is too far.

Category Sprout :: Comments (2)


What parents wont do for a smoothie.Target has a smooth maker and I hear it does work wonders a little better then a blender.but think of the walk as just another advenutre Josie and you were on.....

Posted by: Mom at July 7, 2005 11:36 AM

Josie called again....and wanted me ask her daddy...why in the heck you would take her out in the rain when she can't jump in puddles and soak you??? I unfortinatly did not have an answer for poor josie this time...only to tell her that there will be a time when your daddys back is turned and that is when you will have the perfect oppurtunity to most likely grab the hose and soak him.

Posted by: Aunt Noelle at July 7, 2005 06:58 PM