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?