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Stroller exercises and stretches

Stroller lunges

Over the past year, I’ve become a master at running with my BOB stroller and my dog – pushing the stroller over bumpy sidewalks and snow-packed trails. Along with the usual running and walking that I do, I’ve also started doing the following exercises and stretches with my trusty stroller to work my entire body after a run. […]

Keep your child happy on the run: the best jogging stroller accessories

Jogging stroller accessories

Figuring out which jogging stroller to buy is hard enough, but after you’ve been running with your kid for a few months, you’ll probably realize there are a few stroller accessories that can also make your run easier. Here are a few of our favorite stroller accessories: Baby shade cover. There are plenty of fancy shade […]

Runner’s Column: pregnancy, recovery, and running

Runner's column: pregnancy, recovery, and running

Our writer Lisa Chase gave birth to her daughter this past spring. We’re beyond excited for her and her family (though we have missed her words of wisdom around these parts!) Below she shares her experience on pregnancy, recovery, and how having a baby changed her relationship with – and views on – running.  When I found […]

Lessons learned from my daughter on stroller runs

Arguably, the most powerful scene in Harper Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird is when six year-old Scout approaches the lynch mob gathering around her father, Atticus, who stoically stands guard for imprisoned Tom Robinson. As readers, we imagine the worst from the mob – blind violence. But Scout identifies and imagines the best. “Don’t you remember me, […]

Involve your kids in your running with these tips

Involve your kids in your running with these tips

My daughter is only three years old, but she has definitely picked up that both her parents are serious runners. Since she’s still so young, we often feel like she’s excluded from our favorite pastime. So we’ve come up with following ways to get her involved in running culture – and we’re hoping the interest will stick […]

Our top 5 books for pregnant runners

Running with diabetes

Finding unbiased resources for pregnant runners can be a challenge. Sure, there’s a lot of anecdotal information out there in forums and blogs, but all of these should be taken with a grain of salt.  Here are some books that can help you know what to expect with your running when expecting: Runner’s World Guide To […]

A message to pregnant runners: do what’s right for you

Pregnant runners: do what's right for you

Some of you likely saw The New York Times article about elite women running through pregnancy. And this spotlight on exercise during pregnancy is definitely a positive thing, showing women no longer need to lay down and rest the whole nine months. Pregnancy isn’t some ailment that needs to be treated with such caution. It’s certainly […]

Practicing yoga when pregnant

Benefits of practicing yoga when pregnant

Yoga is a great complement to running and nearly every runner can benefit from the stretching and toning yoga provides. But yoga is especially nice for expectant moms. Here are just a few of the benefits yoga provides moms-to-be: Builds strength. Practicing yoga helps build strength and stability. The counterbalance of these two actions can help […]

The benefits of exercise during pregnancy

Benefits of exercising when pregnant

Before getting pregnant this spring I knew I wanted to be an active mom-to-be. I ran, did yoga, and cycled prior to getting pregnant so it never occurred to me I wouldn’t continue some type of exercise routine once I got that little plus sign. The standard guidelines for exercise while pregnant are 30 minutes […]

Childcare options during races

Childcare options during races

One of the things I love most about my husband is he loves to run and race as much as I do. In our 20s, we spent many weekends at road races and triathlons. We usually participated in the same races. It was a lot of fun having someone to “train” with – we didn’t […]