I've gotten several emails about what stroller I run with. I'm using the Bob Revolution, and I've been very happy with it. (I've found it's cheapest on Amazon or Sports Basement in the bay area).
While I love my stroller, my love for stroller running has come very slow. It hasn't been my favorite thing to do. I love the freedom of running, and I feel bound when I run with a stroller. On Tuesday I decided to head out for a run with it. I timed it around her nap, because she usually falls asleep when I run with her, and she hates naps, so I was hoping to kill two birds. My goal was to run 4 miles, but while I was running I decided to work on my mind set while stroller running and I finished 7 miles.
I realized that while I running with a stroller I was like Dora from Finding Nemo. Instead of saying "just keep swimming, just keep swimming" I had this annoying tick repeating in my head "I'm running with a stroller, I'm running with a stroller."
I tried my hardest to tune out that repetitive saying and let my mind wonder to other things, like it does on normal runs. You know, where I solve world problems, or what's for dinner.
So I have a little bit of work to do to fall in love with stroller running, but it's still better than getting no run in at all.
...and time really does fly. Isla is getting so big. I found this picture of us when she was 4 weeks old.
And compared to the picture I posted on Tuesday at 4 months she looks huge now. She didn't sleep during my entire run, but she was happy when she was awake. She is fascinated with trees right now, so she looked up most of them time intrigued by them. She also seemed to be trying to figure out what that strange look was on my face.....the panting, red running face.
Do you run with a stroller? Do you like it? Any tips for falling in love with it?