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Run Run Mom and the B.O.B

Posted Oct 30 2012 8:43pm

Since my husband Brian has recently taken up running, we have been finding ourselves in a timing conundrum.  How can we both get outside and get adequate training and racing in with a 2 year old?  We took turns for awhile, but the Feaster Five is coming up Thanksgiving morning and it is a race that we both want to run.  Sure, we could easily find someone to watch Cooper for a couple hours but where is the fun in that!?

We wanted to do more stuff together!  Cooper is definitely a big part of that equation.

So we decided to bite the bullet and do the necessary task of buying a running stroller.

This is a particularly painful purchase since we (my mom) paid a fortune for my UppaBaby  stroller two years ago.  Even though it comes with a hefty $700 price tag, I would still recommend it to anybody, any day of the week, as the best stroller going.  It comes with a bassinet, I could hookup my Maxi-Cosi car seat to it, and can be converted into a double stroller when we decide to have another child!  Money well spent.

I chose red but they have come out with so many new colors! Check them out!

But to spend it again? ICK.  I figured if I was going to take the plunge, I would pick one of the best joggers out there which led me to the B.O.B. Revolution.  However, I really didn’t want to shell out another $400 on strollers.  So I have had my eye on Craigslist of a little while and finally the right one popped up.  We headed down to Rhode Island to buy a couple year old B.O.B. that had only been used inside for rocking the baby to sleep.  It was in great condition and we ended up only spending half the price of a new one! Perfect!

The 2012 version of the B.O.B. Revolution

Today, I had my second day off of work in a row due to Hurricane Sandy and it was actually beautiful out around noon so I decided to take it for a quick spin before CrossFit.

Cooper isn’t impressed…but not crying…I will take it as a win

Cooper didn’t seemed too impressed and spent the whole 2.5 miles on his Alphaberry .   But he didn’t hate it and the fresh air is good for him so it was great!  I must admit it is going to take a little getting used to, but the jogger gave a great ride and the front swivel wheel made movement effortless.  I didn’t find it impeded my speed too much, I just have to get used to running with one arm while pushing with the other.

I am hoping to practice a bit before the Feaster Five and completely dominant my time from when I last ran it 5 years ago!  It is time to get after it!!

Question: Do you run with a jogger?  Do your kids get bored?  

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