You may remember from my previous stroller running posts that I am quite a stickler for the rule of waiting until baby is 6 months old to take them out on a run in the jogging stroller. I had planned to wait until Ezra was 6 months old to run with him, but one day (at 5.5 months old), I was out for a walk with the boys in the BOB Duallie and I decided to try a little running. My pace was so ridiculously slow pushing that
boat stroller that I’m sure it was safe. My running pace could pretty much be a walking pace for most normal people and I am super cautious when going over bumps and up and down curbs.
We’ve gone on a couple double stroller runs so far. It’s not getting any easier, but I don’t really expect it to. That stroller is massive and these kids sure aren’t light! It takes me a while to warm up when I run alone as it is. With the stroller, my legs feel pretty angry when I get started. I still remember my first runs with Zain in the single stroller when he was a baby and how hard it was. I actually regretted getting a jogging stroller because I didn’t think I’d ever get used to running with it!
The BEST part about taking the kids running in the Duallie is getting to run with my husband again. The last time we ran together was for our neighborhood Turkey Trot 5K and before that it was back in August in Hawaii. I love that my husband is a runner too and I really enjoy it when we get to run together.
Zain’s favorite part of our runs is finishing at the playground.
I can’t say I love running with the double jogger, but I do love having all my boys with me on my runs. I’m sure that running with the stroller will make me stronger in the long run.