33lb 3YearOld+25lb jogging stroller+5.5miles =Today’s Run

I try to avoid running in the middle of the day like the plague, but today my 3 year old was actually willing voluntarily without coaxing to go in the jogging stroller for a run.  I’ll take what I can get!  I got my new Saucony Kinvara 4s in the mail yesterday from kindrunner.com and was eager to try them out, so out we went at 1:00 in the afternoon.

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The first 5 minutes my daughter was yelling at me “Faster mama!  Run faster!  Faster faster faster!”  Than it got very quiet, so I peaked in and she was passed out cold.  Hallelujah!  That means I get a longer run and she gets a nap.  I’m very lucky to have a park with a lake and great trails just a mile from my house.  I can do a run that is to the top of the dam of the lake and back for 5.5 miles.  It was hot, but a nice run.  I was doing some math in my head while running.  My daughter weighs 33 lbs.  My BOB jogging stroller weighs 25 lbs (I know this because American Airlines made me weigh it to prove to them it was under 30 lbs).  I know it burns a few more calories to be pushing 58 lbs around and I’m going to figure out how much one of these days.

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I loved my new Saucony Kinvara 4s.  I couldn’t really notice any difference from my Kinvara 3 (which is a good thing).  I got them through kindrunner.com and now I get to send in a pair of my old shoes to them to be donated to people that need them and I get a $10 credit in my kindrunner account for my next purchase.  They even include the shipping label to send them back free.  So easy and such a great idea.

How are your training runs going?

2 COMMENTS

  1. Cynthia @ You Signed Up For What?! | 26th Jul 13

    I’ve only been pushing my 1 year old, not the 3 year old – so 5 miles with a kid that size is impressive! I also want to figure out how much I burn pushing a kid with the weight of the stroller too!

    • Half Crazy Mama | 26th Jul 13

      I’m going to work on figuring that out and I’ll let you know 🙂

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