It’s been awhile since I have had to log any serious mileage while pushing the running stroller. I knew before starting my run this morning that it was going to be hard no matter the pace.

May Running 1

Colton hasn’t been in to running or going to the gym with me lately and for one reason or another I haven’t wanted to push it with him, but now that I am determined to get me back and get back to the fitness level I was at last summer, he had no choice but tag along with me on some sort of workout. It’s sunny and warmish here so we {me} decided on a stroller run from my favorite spot on the W & OD Trail. I knew once we were out there he would love it {he did} and he would be back talking about how much he loves going on runs with me.

I love the W & OD all year round but it’s particularly beautiful in the spring. We saw horses, a snake, goats, chickens, dogs, and more on our run. Colton was very certain he saw a dinosaur footprint and asked me to take a picture. I don’t know if it’s because he is my baby but I let him get away with way too much and never have the heart to tell him things like the fact that dinosaurs are gone – for good buddy. For now in his 3 year old head he believes that dinosaurs still roam the earth – notably the same trail we run on.

May Running 2

I haven’t figured out how to view my splits {if it’s even possible} on my Tom Tom watch. Any running mom or dad that has pushed a stroller will agree that your pace varies drastically on a stroller run because of terrain. There were a couple of points I found myself running 6:30 only to have to climb a mini hill and see my pace jump up to 9:30. Overall I averaged 8:21 for 8 miles and was pleased with that.

May Running 3

I realize that Colton is much larger/heavier than he was a couple of years ago BUT I couldn’t help but think about my stroller running PR’s from 2011 nd wonder how on earth I ran those paces pushing littles. I really think that I was in some sort of delirious new mom of three state, that changed how I felt pain. {that or I was just insane and wanted to be out running THAT bad}

I really don’t think I could even come close to my single stroller mile pr at this point…..{though now that I put that doubt on paper - I’m sure at some point this summer I will be a crazy person and try to match it or break it}

Single Stroller Mile: 6:08 (2011)

Double Stroller Mile: 6:16 (2011)

Triple Stroller Mile: 6:05 (2011)

Comments

  1. Nice Mommy and Colton bonding time! I hope he enjoyed his time and y’all can get out there together more!
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  2. Great Mommy, I think Colton would remember such exciting experience when he grows up.
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  3. Nice to see your so active, I have an one year old but running with stroller haven’t tried that (yet)
    Greets from the Netherlands.
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  4. I really love your new watch! I have never run with a stroller but I’m sure I will once little ones come into the picture – it’s nice to see you doing it – gives me hope!
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  5. I am just amazed that you can run a 6 minute mile while pushing a stroller! I used to run with a double stroller and never got close to that speed. Just running a sub-8 pace was hard for me! Sadly, my stroller was stolen from my front porch a few months ago and with my girls being ages 3 and 4, I just didn’t want to invest in another one. Kind of sad that I never got to go on my last run with them knowing it was the last one!

    Sounds like you two had a great run together. Love the dinosaur tracks!!! :)
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  6. So glad you two got to enjoy the pretty weather and get some nice miles in : )
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  7. Triple stroller mile was your fastest! Wow!! I just started out with stroller running and it is hard, but I feel I get a really good workout, plus bonding time with the little one :)
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  8. I love how your triple stroller mile was the fastest. xD Maybe the added weight pulls you forward with more momentum?
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  9. You totally will. You know it;) You’ll get that fitness back.
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  10. Reading posts like this makes me want kids RIGHT NOW! Colton is absolutely adorable. And I can’t wait to run with a jogging stroller (I promise that’s not the only reason I want kids though). But whenever I see pics of your cute kids, it makes me want some of my own!
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  11. You are inspiring! My three beautiful babies (twin 2.5 yo boys and 10week old little girl)and I celebrated Mothers Day today with our first run in the triple stroller. It was absolutely wonderful! Doubt I will ever achieve your speed but still look forward to enjoying many runs to come with my running buddies!

  12. Brittney says:

    Reading about your running adventures with your kids is so INSPIRING! I am due with #3 any day now and I am on the hunt for a triple jogger. After a lot of research I have learned finding one that doesn’t shake or pull to the left or right is really hard! What brand/model was your triple jogger? I think baby jogger q series may be the answer (they are discontinued) so I need to find one used, but I am curious to know which one you were able to log so many miles on without problems pushing. Thanks so much!!

  13. You would probably still pass my with your stroller! I am dying for the new kinvara 5s…know of any shoe contests I can enter??

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