Let’s talk stroller running… DAMN it’s tough, I knew it wasn’t going to be easy especially as the kiddo gets bigger and factoring in I live in a somewhat hilly neighborhood but man it’s tough, especially going up hill which I’m not the best at to begin with, it counts as arm work right? Side note: I really don’t know how people push double strollers with 4 year olds in them AND manage to run 7 minute miles, all I can say is DAMN! are they for real? Look i’m
hoping expecting it gets easier as I get used to pushing the weight, as I get back on running track and as I figure out this whole holding on to something while running thing. It’s kind of weird to hold on to something, I’ve been using one hand with the strap around it and that seems to be the most comfortable and natural way at least for me.
We (kid and I) were starting to get on a roll, we’d go out for a quick 2 mile RUNch or an after work 2-3 miles, he was loving it, I was starting to get used to it and figuring out how to best push the stroller without grasping on to it and which roads/trails are better suited for strollers and then winter happened… For about a week we have stuck in the house: ice, snow, slush, rain, mud, and more rain don’t mix well with a toddler and a stroller right? Am I the only one who doesn’t want to damage the stroller (or get the kid sick)? The 3-ish days of ice, snow and slush was just too dangerous to risk it, I do have yaktraks but the stroller doesn’t (do they make snow tires for BOB’s? kidding) and with rain, I’ll drag myself out in it but I feel like it is unfair to do that to a kid, do the rain protector things actually work? That could be a game changer.
To be real I’m hoping the weather is better for the next few weeks but I am expecting it to suck as most of winter in the northeast does. I’m going to be understanding and do my best to get out with the stroller when it isn’t dangerous, that’s all I (and any of us) can do right?
If you have any stroller running tips or tricks send them my way and happy running!