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Friday, March 18, 2011

The Little Red Car is Cruisin' the Trails Again

It was in the low 40's this morning when I was ready to run. The sun came out from behind the clouds. There was a slight breeze. And, the snow was mostly melted. I decided to take the Little Dude outside on a nice neighborhood run. I brought out the Little Red Car for it's 2011 debut. It was such a hit with him last year (HERE), and I really looked forward to seeing if he still enjoyed it.


I loaded the Little Dude up with fruit snacks and kleenex. He was ready to go!


He sure enjoys sitting in his Little Red Car, beeping the horn, putting his hands in his pockets, and taking in the scenery. Everyone can hear us coming from a mile away, because the car is so noisey out on the roads and trails. But, it seems so peaceful to the Little Dude. He just sits there and and looks at his surroundings. Never once squirms, whines or complains. Very unusual for the Little Dude, if you know him personally!!!


We logged two miles before stoppign at a neighborhood park to play and enjoy the peaceful, spring morning. We played on the playground equipment and did some exploring and picked up trash in the woods.

And, then he eagerly belted back up in the Little Red Car, as we set off on the rest of our four mile route. We ran on a path along the highway and 99% of the cars had drivers turn their heads in amazement, as we strolled along the path with the Little Red Car. It's hilarious how many people smirk at the Little Dude in his Little Red Car. He just chills ... and mommy gets her workout in.

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When we arrived back home, he unbelted from the Little Red Car and said, "Mommy, that was a good run.". Apparently, he got a good workout in! Or, he just enjoyed being included in my run for the day. Yes, Little Dude ... every run is a good run with you.

22 comments:

  1. How awesome for both of you! It's great that spring is coming here in WI. Enjoy all your outtings with the little red car.

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  2. do they have those in a double? lol

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  3. Cute! Cute! Cute! Love the shirt you are wearing by the way! I wore mine that I won on your blog for my medium long run on Wednesday! Little Dude is adorable!!

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  4. Awww, that is too cute!!!! Thanks for sharing! I love it! :)

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  5. You look so cute in your photo! Love your smile!

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  6. You both look so cute! Have a nice weekend.

    I am planning on a 10 mile run through the North side tomorrow morning.

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  7. Love this post :) And your son is learning such good values from you- learning that taking care of your body is important and part of everyday life. Good job mama!

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  8. adorable! I agree with Maia...you are instilling good values!

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  9. Little Dude sure is adorable. :)

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  10. So awesome that he enjoys it and that you include him in your run time!!!

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  11. that's too cute!! My son used to love to go for runs in the jogging stroller! He was great company!

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  12. Such great pictures! It's awesome that he gets to come along with you, and that he and Little Diva get to see you leading a healthy lifestyle. :)

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  13. He is SO adorable! What a great start to the day! :)

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  14. So wonderful! My daughter gets to go in the jogging stroller but I think she would LOVE a little red car! It is great to hear you pack him up with snacks before hand too!

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  15. There is something so precious about children wearing winter clothes but playing on their "summer" toys. Looks like you two had a great time.

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  16. That is hilarious! My daughter has a Little Pink Car but I would never imagine it could make it on a run! Now I know. haha Love the sound of those plastic wheels on the pavement!

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