Running Gear: Double Jogging Stroller

 Well after a few months of a lulu shopping hiatus I was able to splurge on a Chariot Cougar jogging/cycling stroller. I think this is a really great investment since it can be used year round and is totally enclosed, can be adapted to a bicycle, jogging or hiking and it has a high resale value. I’m sort of wondering why I didn’t do this earlier after spending an entire 14 months of depending on others to get out for my runs. I did “need” and enjoy my me time away from the kids on my runs but at least now I can use this for my weekday training runs and get my alone runs in on the weekends.

I’ve been really lazy this past month with my running but I think I was feeling a little burnt out at struggling to fit in training runs in for my half marathon last month. It wasn’t so much the amount of running I was doing but it was such a chore to find ways to squeeze my runs in based on everyone else’s schedules. It was certainly doable, it was just a big chore and there were times when I felt really burdened by my training. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge of learning to run while pushing a heavy stroller and getting some upper body work in as well. This should be just the spark I need to re ignite my running.  I think this is as good a challenge as training for a half marathon and may possibly make me a faster runner.

 Do any of you have running tips and techniques for me running with a double jogging stroller? 



Cristina founded The Sweat Edit in 2010. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two boston terrier fur daughters in Vancouver, BC. Cristina dabbles in many creative hobbies such as drawing, painting, and jewelry design which sometimes makes it's way here on the blog. Cristina enjoys various sweaty pursuits such as Peloton spin, olympic weightlifting and running.

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