I’m a Mom!

No, not really, but I’ve got most of my neighborhood fooled. Ever since I’ve started running with my stroller, it’s like I’m part of this secret Mom club I never knew about. People smile at me compassionately, motorists drive slower and move out of the way, and fellow stroller joggers/walkers share a knowing glance with me. I always manage to smile and wince at the same time, wondering what they’re thinking once I’ve past and they’ve seen there is no baby in my stroller. I swear it makes me laugh every single time.
I gotta say it is pretty cool though, getting treated with the reverence of a Mom. And the stroller has become my little baby, it makes running fun in a different way, makes it almost entertaining. It is also, coincidentally, teaching me parenting skills – it is the single most expensive thing I’ve ever bought, and I treat it as such. I might not sing it lullabies every night, but it does sleep parked right next to my bed.
I never thought I’d say these words, but my friend Mussie and I are working on making a baby together. A fake baby. To extend the entertainment of running around with an empty stroller, and to practice training with weight.
I’ll keep everyone up to date on the baby-making process. And I should have some pictures to put up here soon.
Also, thanks to everyone so far who has offered me a place to stay along my route. If anyone has friends or family in the towns along my route, and you think they’d be willing to host me, please let me know. I appreciate your generosity : )

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Author: zoegoesrunning

Hello! I'm a runner, a writer, and have run across the United States and the Tour de France course. Most recently, I'm blogging about my adventures in an MFA program that will bring me to Chile, Argentina, and Brazil, and my teaching plans for Argentina.

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