The answer is simple.
I was a runner who opted to not run during my pregnancy and it took me time to get back into the groove. Not because of lack of desire but lack of confidence, motivation, etc. I lived on a street I couldn't just go out the door and run with a jogging stroller. My jogging stroller at the time barely fit into my car. It was a lot of effort and I worried about how old my child should be before I bump her around in a stroller while running.
Granted, I did look for mommy and me exercise groups. ANY KIND WOULD DO! But to my dismay, they were all offered when I had to be at work. No good. And none were running focused, except for a stroller running group on another island.
Now I am at the phase in my life where I want to provide that opportunity to others --- the opportunity to join a running group no matter what your fitness level. You are welcome as a newbie. You are welcome with a jogging stroller. You are welcome as a guy. Residents are welcome. Visitors are welcome.
Currently, I am aiming for one run a week on Saturday mornings, upcountry, at 8:00 am. I felt this was a good time because it was early, but not too early. Moms could come with kiddos, or leave kiddos with significant others. Runners upcountry can join other upcountry runners and currently, there is really an upcountry running group on the island.
- My darling daughter not crying when I dropped her off at school.
- Strawberry shaped reusable bags.
- Clear skies.
- Comfortable shoes.