Friday, July 31, 2009

The Strangest Running Gear You Could Ever Imagine...

Who knew all the gear you'd have to have be a runner with children. In my case it's things like shoes, anti-chaffing stick, E-Gel, water, treadmill, sippy cup, jogging stroller, some kids dvd's (lately Veggie Tales: Jonah and The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything, a happy change from Max & Ruby's Easter Special that we've been watching since...well...Easter). You know, all things that make it somehow possible to sneak those runs in no matter what the kiddies happen to be throwing my way on any particular day. But yesterday, perhaps the strangest item ever made it into my running ensemble. Something I never in a million years would have guessed. Garland.

That's right. Garland. Gold, shiny, sparkly, weave around your Christmas Tree garland. Now let's just pause here for a sec before we continue to give you an opportunity to take a few guesses as to what exactly this garland had to do with my run. No...wait...even better. Let's actually stop here and see if any of you can figure it out. Leave your best guesses in the comments.

Maybe we should we have a prize to eh? Hmmm.... How about this? Whoever gets it right first I'll send a free E-Gel (I know. I'm really coughing up the big bucks here. What a giver!) I just got a box in the mail. I'll even let you pick your flavor.

Any guesses?


RunToLive said... let the kids play with it while you ran? Idunno. Glad you got a run in though.

runsis said...

I'm guessing somehow you held onto one end of the garland while you ran and Chloe ran in front of you like she was a reindeer pulling santa's sleigh?

Cynthia said...

Two possibilities: for you to wear after your run because your a princess runner or the gold medal for your awesome Super Mommy Runner performance.

Lisa said...

They loop it around your waist to provide resistance as you run (ala Biggest Loser or football camp).

No, I really think it is decoration for your treadmill!

RunMom said...

Hee Hee...These are cracking me up. But nobody's got it yet. Perhaps a hint is in order?

HINT: For use on an indoor treadmill run.

Feel free to guess as many times as you like. There are no hard and fast rules here :-)

Cynthia said...

Hold onto that garland like a horse's reins?