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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, […]

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 […]

Running with a double stroller: braving the Duallie

Tips for running with a double stroller

The best thing about being pregnant for the second time is you don’t need much. The first kid requires a lot of stuff. However, the majority of it is reusable so there’s no need to break the bank again when you’re expecting number two. With one exception – you’ll need a double running stroller. Most […]

My first race back: July 4th Spectacular 4-miler

First race back after pregnancy

It has been a long time since I ran my heart out. One full year to be exact. I ran the July 4th Spectacular 4-miler in Charlotte, N.C. for the past 5 years. Last year (here’s my 2013 recap of the race) was the last time I truly raced all out because I got pregnant […]

How soon can you run after giving birth?

running after birth

I was running again three weeks after my son was born. Which sounds crazy, I know. That first run was slow but I had zero aches and pains, so I didn’t look back. In hindsight, I had no idea how fortunate I was. I was lucky enough to have an active pregnancy, an “easy” delivery, […]

BOB revolution SE jogging stroller review: pros and cons

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When I was pregnant with my first child, there was one thing I was sure of: I needed a jogging stroller. I took hunting for the perfect jogging stroller just as seriously as I did shopping for other baby necessities – like the crib and car seat. After comparing several different brands and models, we […]

Running during pregnancy: the first trimester

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When I was pregnant with my son, I had a positive pregnant running experience. I always assumed if I got pregnant again, my experience would be the same. This is my roundabout way of saying I’m pregnant again! In the beginning, things were going great. Then I experienced some complications, and was sidelined from running […]