Double Stroller Running

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!

We take up the whole sidewalk

We take up the whole sidewalk and Ezra holds on for dear life

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.

Having hubby to chat with is a good distraction from the pain the stroller is causing :)

Zain’s favorite part of our runs is finishing at the playground.

I love the look of joy on his face on the swing

I love the look of joy on his face on the swing

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.

Happy running!

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    • Kristen says

      Absolutely! I’m actually wearing my Badass Mother Runner shirt in one of those pics. The double stroller really makes me feel like one :)

  1. says

    Wow I am in total awe of you. I run with Luke in just a regular BOB and I feel like a super strong Mom, I can’t imagine trying to push 2 kiddos. .. I know it’s only a matter of time before we have a second one and I will do it! Is running with a double way harder than a single??
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    • Kristen says

      It is definitely harder because that thing is so freaking wide! Being so wide and heavy is definitely a change. BUT since I have single stroller running experience, I feel like I should be able to get used to it quicker. I’m sure you’ll be able to handle the double when the time comes :)

  2. says

    I can’t even imagine running with a single stroller (it’s just not practical for me), let alone a double! Kudos for working it. I bet running by yourself feels amazingly easy!!

    I love that your hubby runs with you! Sometimes I wish I was married to a runner.
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