While I had fun at Disney last weekend, my husband Nate ran in a local race back in St. Petersburg. I think I’ve mentioned this before, but Nate is anything but a “wannabe” athlete. He has natural athletic ability and can run FAST.
He ran the 5k with the Mini Athlete in our jogging stroller – the one we got on Craigslist for $40. Even though the Mini Athlete is big enough to sit up in a stroller, the seat is stuck in the “recline” position and he is not very happy laying down during a run. So we still run with him in his infant carrier in the stroller.
Since he has just about outgrown his infant carrier, this is clearly not a solution that will last much longer. But he did enjoy it during this race. Apparently everytime he and my husband passed a runner, the Mini Athlete would yell “ARRGHHHHH!!!!” at the runner they passed. Hilarious. I’m sure the other runners weren’t so amused. 🙂
Don’t forget that the infant carrier is HEAVY! But despite all that, my speedy husband still finished 4th in his age group with a time of 23:20 – a 7:31 min/mile pace. AMAZING.
But pushing a 20 pound baby IN an infant carrier in a jogging stroller that is falling apart wasn’t easy.
We clearly needed to make a change. When my inlaws offered to buy us a new jogging stroller, we jumped at the chance and I started stalking Craigslist. No luck.
I sent out a plea on the IRunMommies Facebook page, asking if anyone had a stroller they were looking to sell. We ended up finding this beauty!
It’s the BOB Revolution stroller and I absolutely cannot wait to take it out for a spin. We picked it up after church this morning and I’m hoping the weather improves a bit tonight so we can try it out. I’ll be sure to give you all a full review!
Have you ever been passed at a race by someone pushing a stroller? I know when a woman passes a guy, you say they were “chicked” – what do you say if someone passes you in the stroller?