Do you make a New Year’s resolution?
According to Wikipedia, a New Year’s resolution is a tradition, most common in the Western Hemisphere, in which a person resolves to continue good practices, change an undesired trait or behaviour, to accomplish a personal goal, or otherwise improve their life.
The majority of us even if we do not make an actual New News resolution feel we want to start the new year in a slightly better place than last year, we promise ourselves we will be slightly fitter, eat healthier, have less take aways, spend more time with family and friends, wake up earlier so the mornings are not a disaster………….the list is endless
In reality we are all so busy, our lives are full of everyday jobs, at home and at work. With the best will in the world we cannot always keep our promises to ourselves.
It’s important to take a breath…… take a moment for yourself………this can still include the people you love.
For me I have decided to get around this whole situation by going for a run. It doesn’t matter how good or bad you are at running; it just matters that you get out and do it. For the first time in a very long time I joined a local 5k Park run, they are available all over the country https://findarace.com/parkrun
They are suitable for all abilities, shapes, sizes, ages, dogs and pushchairs. No one feels intimidated or out of place. It is an amazing multitude of colour, people, dogs and pushchairs, all running, jogging and sometimes walking at their own pace.
The sense of being there I must say blew me away….. everyone was so friendly, we all made it to the start line, and we all had one goal in mind to make it to the end in whichever way and time we could.
There were many that overtook me, but that’s ok. It was even ok when runners with pushchairs passed by me. I marvelled at the idea of parents able to get out with their babies and little ones, all getting fresh air, believe me the air was fresh but felt so good, all feeling slightly healthier, which in turn makes you think about eating that naughty chocolate bar!!
Being there made me think of our Morrck Rambler.
Just pop it in your pushchair, strap baby in, wrap & go. They are water-resistant, warm and snuggly, yet squishy enough to fold up inside your pushchair for easy travelling every time. Age approximately 5 months to 2 years. They are not suitable for car seats.
I took a look to see what The Park Runs say about running with pushchairs and they say,
“Yes, children may be pushed around our 5k events in a buggy however they should be dressed appropriately, comfortable, and secure at all times. They should also have reached a stage of physical development where they are able to withstand the rigours of course-specific conditions. (The one I attended had a winding path that started and ended in a beautiful wood) However please note that in some locations this may not be possible. Check the course page of the local event website for further information or contact the team on their email address which can be found at the bottom of the specific event website to enquire as to suitability of the course for buggies. Please position yourself appropriately at the start and take care of participants around you. It is not permitted to participate with a pushchair and a dog at the same time.”
Not permitted to participate with a pushchair and a dog….can you imagine the chaos!!!
I just really wanted to share my experience and say having a little one, or a dog, or not being fast or not being very good at running is no reason not to go out and take part in a run. Taking part last Saturday ticked most of the boxes according to Wikipedia for my New Year 😉 Go grab your dog, your loved one and your Morrck Rambler, wrap your little one up snug and securely and maybe I will see you at the finish line when I finally get there next time. Now I have started, I can’t wait for the next one this Saturday.