Sam seemed to have a great time. She was dancing around in the stroller, saying "Hi" to everyone we passed, and she was keeping her sunglasses on to look "cool"...because she rolls like that.
Holy moly that was harder than I thought it would be. Quite humbling, to say the least.
Usually, I run on the treadmill at home while Sam watches Sesame Street. It is a little different to run outside in the sun, on gravel, uphill, and pushing a stroller with a toddler in it. I was heaving like crazy but did manage 3 whole miles despite the pain. Originally planning on doing more miles, I used the excuse of "I've got to get her out of the heat...it's getting too hot". Truthfully she was fine (although it's tough to gage how hot it is when you are sweating bullets and running...so at the time I was almost concerned about her heat intolerance). The reality was that sweat was burning my eyes, and my lungs were about to explode.
When it starts to get cooler I will have to try again sometime soon, since she enjoyed the ride so much.
Just for fun this beautiful Saturday, I'll share a video montage I made a couple of weeks ago of Samantha's early days. I THINK the last clip was when she was almost 2..but then the song was over so I didn't add any more clips. The song in the background is one that Val has been singing to her forever. The video is almost 4 minutes long. So, since she's not your kid I'll understand if you don't want to watch the whole thing. ;)