4.11.2013

Baby Jogger Boot Camp: When do you start loving it?

This post is part of a series on the Baby Jogger Summit X3 and my experiences in training for a 5k. This post is sponsored by PishPoshBaby. I was provided with a Baby Jogger Summit X3 for review purposes. No other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

Running strollerWeek one is complete! I did it! A whole week! Well, not exactly. I ran 3 days in the week. I tried to be sure to go for a walk every other day to keep me going. I have lots of friends that love running. My mom used to be a runner. She loved it too. So what am I missing? I've heard that it just "clicks" one day. All of a sudden, running is not something you dread, but something you need. I'd love to be that person, but this week was not the week it happened for me!

The first day of running, I thought "oh this sucks, but I can do it!" By day two, I was whining, but still going. Day three was full of "I can't do it!" I even walked one of my run intervals because I was just so beat! It definitely helps having my husband tag along! He keeps me motivated and accountable. My toddler loves the time in the stroller and seeing all the neighborhood dogs, trucks, and kids playing basketball. I've found that water is a must for me while jogging. During my walk intervals, I drink just enough to keep me going. I definitely couldn't run without a bottle of water!

jogging strollerThis stroller is making life a million times easier! My old stroller was just not made for running. When I would get to a curb when crossing the street, I'd have to slow down and cautiously push my child up onto the sidewalk. With the Baby Jogger Summit X3, I can just barrel though! It's awesome! No slowing down means I don't have to worry about losing momentum! The Summit X3 has a 3 wheel independent suspension. The front wheel smooths the ride when going over bumps and the rear wheels work independently to absorb the shock. This makes it so much easier for me to keep going!

I loved all the comments I got on my last post! I'm currently looking for a 5k that I want to run! There are lots of them to sign up for, but I'm hoping to find one that supports a cause that I'm passionate about! Maybe one day I'll organize a cloth diaper 5k! My question for you this week, is how many of you love running? Will it be something that just kicks in for me eventually?


16 comments:

  1. I don't love running - It's just not natural for me. I have trained for a half marathon, and it does get easier though :)

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  2. I HATE running and refuse to do it! LOL! Not to de-motivate you, but I just read an article that says that brisk walking is just as good for your heart and cardiovascular benefits as running with a decreased impact on your hips, knees, and ankle joints. Great job for getting in shape though! You will find a routine that works for you! Miss Exercise Science Degree will get off her soap box now:)

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    1. Thank you for this Julie! I'm pretty confident that I'm SO tired during some of my run intervals that it's more like walking in the form of a jog! Ha! SO SO slow!

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  3. I loathe running. I get shin splints and I'm, uh, rather well-endowed. What I do instead is do trails with my all-terrain stroller. It works well for us. :-) (And when I take a tougher trail, I leave the kids and the stroller at home and just go with the dog.)

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  4. I have a love hate relationship with running. It is hard for me to start doing it, but once I'm moving, I sort of enjoy it. I don't actually love the running part, but I love how I feel as I'm running and when I'm done. I have been researching double jogging strollers so the kids and I could go running back in the nature preserve across the street. Most strollers don't even make it down the driveway because it's so sandy here.

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  5. I can jog...for short periods of time, but that's about it for me. Would love to be a runner though ;-)

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  6. I DO love it! I'm not sure when that started, though. There are definitely days when I don't love it as much (especially since I"m 8 weeks postpartum and haven't been running since 28 weeks.) I'm training for a half marathon now, and I know there will be really, really crappy days but I also know that finishing will feel fabulous! I just wish I had a stroller so I could take my kids with me. I think I'd get out a lot more that way! Good luck, and keep going. One day, it will probably just hit you how great you feel!

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  7. I'm not a runner, and neither is anyone in my family. I love walking though, and it seems like having a stroller with bigger wheels would be easier for anyone whom likes to go long distances- walking OR running. We have a terrible stroller and the wheels started squeaking this past year so I can barely even bring it to the mall! I wish we would have bought something nicer, but we really didn't know what was out there at the time.

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  8. I started running 3 years ago and have never looked back. I don't think I really loved it until I started running with friends and reaching milestones. That first 5k, 10k, Quarter, Half. Breaking those PR's. There is something about my feet hitting the pavement, music in my ears and sun in my face. Give yourself some time. You will find it becomes part of you.

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  9. I enjoy it. I really want a jogging stroller so I can take my LO.

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  10. I don't know about running, I avoid it as much as possible, but I had a Baby Jogger City Mini and I LOVE it! It's the perfect stroller for me. I hope running gets easier!

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  11. I really WANT to run but honestly...I'm terrified.
    I had a pelvic issue in my last pregnancy that frankly could have left me in a wheelchair. THEN on top of being scared to even try I can find ALL sorts of great excuses like....I don't own a pair of running shoes, or but then I have to get to bed that much earlier to get up that much earlier so I can go on my own..... yeah....I'm full of reasons why I don't even try. I LOVE reading about your success though! It makes me want to try (although not enough to get up at 5:30am yet...lol!)oh and....I'm so jealous of your stroller! Just saying.

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  12. I miss running. I never did a ton of distance, just a mile or two, when I did, but I had knee issues and a surgery, and my knee is still a little weird with the impact of running. I do, however, walk...and walk...and walk a lot! I have no shame in my fitness walking! We like to use our jogger on hiking trails :)

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  13. I do not like running. I prefer to walk. Walking is great exercise too.

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  14. When I trained for my first race {a 4 miler last year on July 4th}, I never REALLY loved it, but knowing that I was actually training for something definitely helped.
    You'll do great and when you start seeing results and feeling that you're lasting longer, it'll help too!
    If a Color Me Rad 5K comes your way - I HIGHLY recommend it! ;)

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  15. I love a good walk. That way, my children can keep up and we can all enjoy the scenery. LOL

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