5.09.2013

Baby Jogger Boot Camp: Choosing a jogging stroller

Prior to this series and owning the Summit X3, I wasn't a runner. Well, I take that back. I was trying to be. When my husband could coerce me we would go out for walks or jogs with our umbrella stroller. Last summer I tried to do the Couch to 5k program, but quickly gave up. I used not having a great stroller as an excuse. So when Pish Posh Baby sent me the Baby Jogger Summit X3 that excuse was no longer valid. Believe me, I have tons of other excuses, but this stroller is so awesome, it helps keep me motivated!

This week, my excuse has been rain. We've had a lot of it lately and always at the time when it's convenient for me to go for a run. Last week I announced that I had signed up for my first 5k.  It's only 3 weeks away and I am not anywhere near being ready. I don't think I'll ever be fully ready. Running this 5k is going to have to be one of those things I just do. Isn't that what Nike says? Just do it! So I'm going to! I'll do my best at training over the next 3 weeks and when the 5k gets here, I'll do it, ready or not.

If you've been thinking about running, but need some motivation (hint, hint: an awesome jogging stroller), I can't recommend the Summit X3 enough! Of course, I don't have any other experience! I have runner friends that love their Bob strollers. The Mom Reps at Pish Posh Baby are a great place to start if you're trying to find the right fit for you. You can call them and chat over the phone or even use the handy chat feature on their website.


Be sure to check out my Pinterest board with some of my favorite strollers at Pish Posh Baby! They have such a great selection! I'd love to get a new everyday stroller!

Do you have your eye on a new stroller? What stroller are you hoping to own?

33 comments:

  1. We have a trail hiker stroller, but I need to get a new umbrella stroller. I'm looking at the MLB ones by Kolcraft.

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  2. We've got a Phil & Ted, and I love it. I wanted a stroller that could be either a single or a double and could handle going through trails on the woods. I got exactly that! (The only thing that I wish that it had is the ability for the second seat to be somehow magically side by side instead of inline.)

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  3. I would love ANY kind of double jogging stroller, since I know have 2 children, the single jogging stroller is collecting spider webs ;-)

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  4. This jogger looks awesome!! I would love to own one. I've just been using my regular stroller and speed walking.

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  5. This looks awesome! I usually babywear but if I am jogging that isn't going to happen! A good jogging stroller is definitely in order! Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I have an Uppababy Vista stroller, and I really wanted a Britax B-Agile for the ease of folding. I haven't thought of getting a jogging stroller, but I really need to get myself back into shape, so maybe I'll see what the fancy garage sales are showing...

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  7. If I get back into jogging I would love to get a jogging stroller!

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  8. That looks like a really stroller. Mine is a cosco stroller. I could stand a better stroller but that is a #first world problem and I really don't have the money :)

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  9. I really need to get a jogging stroller soon, esp as 5k season is ramping back up

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  10. I'm wondering if jogging strollers do well on trails. I'm not a runner but I am an avid hiker and would love to hit some of the friendlier trails with a stroller but our hand me down graco is not cutting it!!

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  11. We have a babytrend jogging stroller and I love it...

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  12. The SummitX3 looks awesome... Congratulations on signing up for a race. It's something I'd love to do, but haven't gotten enough courage up to do it!

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  13. I don't need a new stroller. My youngest is almost 2.5.

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  14. I don't run, but I do trail walks with the kiddo in our BOB Revolution. Hubby has taken DS out a few times on his runs and seems to like the way it handles. ;)

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  15. I love this stroller and though I am not a runner my husband is and would love to use it

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  16. This does look nice.Good luck with your 5k!

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  17. Man, I want one of those strollers! It looks great!

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  18. We have a Hartan Skater (from Germany) and really like it so far. I would only love to have something smaller for travelling and for in the go (like shopping) since our car is rather small and the Skater just fits into the trunk.

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  19. When we got ours, we really believed that any jogger would be as good as the next, but we were so wrong. I wish I'd looked into it more like you!

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  20. I have a Jeep jogging stroller that I won and it's the nicest stroller of any kind that I've ever owned. I haven't actually tried jogging with it (I don't jog, lol) but it is wonderful for walks around the neighborhood even with our tiny sidewalks that incline towards the street. If I were to get another stroller I would want a lightweight one that is easy to fold and toss in the van. The Jeep is foldable but it is quite heavy and bulky, just as bulky as my sit n stand double stroller!.

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  21. We have the Baby Jogger Summit and love it. I couldn't get the front locked wheel to go straight after trying multiple things but I just run with it unlocked and it works great. I've even sprinted with it with no problems. We choose Baby Jogger over Bob because of the super awesome one hand fold - try it!

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  22. I'm debating whether or not to register for a jogging stroller. I'm just not sure how much I will use it. Any advice mommas?

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  23. I've really wanted to start running but honestly...I'm terrified.
    I've had two kids, and am still dealing with pain from my second babe. (something I will more than likely live with for the rest of my life.) So as much as I want to try.....fear holds me back.

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  24. We don't have a stroller like this. We have a little single stroller that came with our carseat. It's awesome, but recently we went for a hike, and had a pretty difficult time with it (looking back, that was a really stupid idea) I feel like this would be a much better alternative. :)

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  25. I actually have my eye on a stroller quite like this- we have a lot of nature trails near our house and it would be nice to go running with the little one.

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  26. I recently bought a new jogging stroller and I love it! I wish I would of gotten it a long time ago!

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  27. I have been going to start the c25k maybe just walking for now.

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  28. I definitely want to get a new jogging stroller after baby 2 arrives so that I can train for my 5ks and triathlons!

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  29. I have always heard mixed reviews on jogging strollers but I think I want to try one. Thanks for the great review and info.

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  30. im not even close to being ready for my 5k and its only 3 weeks away! but def cant live without my jogging stroller! and this one looks like an awesome one too. i highly recommend active mamas having one

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  31. I've always wanted a jogging stroller! Maybe for my next baby since my "baby" is already 2!

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  32. I have always wanted one too, I love your thoughts on the summit!

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  33. I really should get a jogging stroller, but I am not built for jogging nor is my neighborhood. There are so many hills that even walking with a stroller is torture!

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