5.02.2013

Baby Jogger Boot Camp: Countdown to my 5k!

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.
I did it! I officially signed up for a 5k! I searched and searched for one that sounded fun and exciting. I wanted a 5k that sounded like something I would look forward to. I'd hope to find one that supported a cause I was passionate about (cloth diaper 5k, anyone?). I even searched for some out of town runs. In the end, I couldn't find anything that fit all of that criteria and ended up signing up for the 5k in my town.

"Run the Quay" is a 5k that takes you through downtown Fuquay-Varina. At least I'll see some pretty houses along the way! Plus, I get a free t-shirt! I signed my husband up too. There was no way I was going to do it alone! So, June 1 at 8 am I'll be lacing up my running shoes and strapping my toddler in our stroller! Only ONE MONTH (4 1/2 WEEKS) to go! I.am.not.ready.

My dear, sweet running partner hasn't been on a run with me in weeks. It just hasn't worked out with our schedules. I've also decided to ditch my training app that I was using, C25k. I wasn't having any problems with it, but I decided to change things up in a way that made sense to me and (I think) helps me to run further. The c25k app used walk/jog intervals for set amounts of time, that gradually make you run more each week. This is great and I love the idea, but instead of the app telling me when to run based on time, I'm using landmarks in my neighborhood to know when to run or walk. My plan is to gradually run further each time. So far, so good! At this point, I still don't see me running the entire 5k! If I had to do it today, I'd definitely be walking part of it.

I'd really like to get this Baby Jogger Universal Parent Console accessory before the race. The under carriage storage basket provides a ton of storage, which is where I've been putting my water bottle while running, but I'd like to be able to have it in reach. It would be much easier to grab and keep going. Pish Posh Baby carries some awesome accessories for the Summit x3 (and lots of other strollers too). One of my favorite accessories that I've got my eye on is the glider board. I think that is so cool and will be super handy when we have another baby (but of course not for running). I've created a Pinterest board with all my favorite stroller accessories.

Okay, so one month to go! Cheer me on! Don't let me freak out! Any advice to get me through the next month and be READY?


46 comments:

  1. Congrats on signing up! No backing out now! ;)

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  2. You go girl! I am NOT a runner but I'll gladly cheer YOU on! :)

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  3. I just totally freaked out when you said one month to go! Im doing a 5k in June too and Im so not ready for it. But itll be fun :) Im totally excited about my free shirt too lol

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  4. That is so exciting!! I give you so much credit. I know that I could never do this. Way too go!! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  5. We love our Baby Jogger jogging stroller. I run with it all the time. Have fun on your 5k!

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  6. I'm not a runner, so I have no advice, but good luck!!

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  7. Good luck running the 5K!! I'm sure you'll do great... I give you tons of credit for training for it and doing it, that's something to be proud of!!

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  8. Good luck! I'd so love to train for one but just don't have the chutzpah! :)

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  9. good luck! i am definitely no runner, but i'd like to start!

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  10. awesome! i wish you luck and enjoy yourself - it's a great goal to set!

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  11. Congrats on signing up! My advice is... you can go farther than you think you can. Just keep running, even if it's a very slow jog. You'll be amazed at what your body can do, and it's SO much fun to cross that finish line!

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  12. Oh, we have a glider board for our stroller and I LOOOOOOVE it. Seriously. We also get comments about it every time we go out with it!

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  13. Congrats on signing up! It's a big step with even bigger benefits :)

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  14. I'd love to do a 5k one day.. I just need to get off my butt and do it!

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  15. I did a 5k last summer. I didn't run the entire thing, but it was a big sense of accomplishment when I finished.

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  16. I just jogged with our jogging stroller last week for the first time. It was harder than I anticipated, good for you! Best of luck on the 5K!

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  17. No advice. Just really proud of you for making this commitment. Looking forward to hearing all about your successes.

    I don't run... ever. :)

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    Finding Humour in Everyday Life
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  18. totally not a runner, but I'd love to have a nice stroller like that

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  19. That sounds like so much fun! Good for you.

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  20. Woohoo! Good luck. I've never did anything like that, id probably have a heart attack or something during it! I wish you the best of luck! not that far away now! & love the stroller! The extra compartment looks awesome, too!

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  21. Even if you do end up having to walk, I'm personally impressed by anyone who would enter into something like that. I'm sure you'll do great!

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  22. Congrats .... i would make it prob a few feet into the race and pass out .... i may look fit but i am far from it

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  23. There is no way i could do that but think it's awesome when other people do!

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  24. sounds like a fun 5k and it shouldn't be stressful just take one thing at a time and go out for jogs when you can to keep youself motivated

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  25. Good luck I could never do it I'm definitely not a runner

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  26. You go girl! Running is just not my thing. My knees hate it!

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  27. Best wishes! The Glider Board looks great!

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  28. Good Luck!! I want to one day run a 5k.

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  29. I think it's great that you're doing this. I would need a lot of motivation to get my butt running...I tried with hubby before we had the baby, but he bunged up his knee and I don't like going alone. Way to go!

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  30. wish I had advice. good luck!

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  31. Congrats! You will do great! Good luck!

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  32. Good for you! My husband is working towards a marathon so we've got all that running going on here too. I'll stick with my walk away the pounds and babywearing workouts!

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  33. Best of luck to you...I could never do it, thats for certain...what an accomplishment :)

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  34. Wishing you the best of luck! You'll do great!

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  35. Good luck! I have friends who constantly train for marathons and I admire them greatly!
    I don't run and don't think i'd like to with a stroller either!! Good on you!
    The best of luck though, and you'll do just fine!

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  36. Good luck! I can't run at all so you're already doing better than me!

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  37. Good luck on your journey. This is so not for me, but kuddos!

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  38. Wow! I would not be motivated enough! GOod luck.

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  39. Keep at it! The more you run, the easier it gets!

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