Run Nelly Run

Run Nelly Run

Running through life as self-proclaimed house wife, mother, homeschooler, and wanna-be chef

Stroller Running & Mini Vacation

Training this go around has involved a lot of running with a VERY heavy stroller, (do I mention that my stroller is heavy a lot?).  

I enjoy taking my boys out; I think it’s written all over my face 😉

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Bodhi & Trout think it’s pretty cool that their mom takes them out around town “chariot” style.  I enjoy spending time with them while also getting a training run done.  However, I do worry about my form taking a hit for not being able to use my arms naturally like you would if you were running without a stroller.  I also worry that my stride is thrown off,…but, I know that a quicker cadence is ideal and you definitely can’t bound with a stroller in front of you…you naturally run using quicker/more frequent steps.

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I try to focus holding the stroller really close to my body as well.  I cringe when I see people walking or running with their stroller out in front, arms held straight.  Thankfully, I worked long enough at a physical therapy office as well as reading up on running with strollers to know that holding the stroller close to your body is best for you back and core.

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I do realize that when I’m tired or pushing faster…i tend to lean on the stroller…MUST WORK ON THAT!

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Sometimes you have to let the legs air out! Bodhi and his photo taking skills have become impressive!

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Last one, I promise! I thought this photo was interesting! I have “neutral feet” with a flexible arch…I always thought I pronated, but I actually turn out when I run.  I think it’s important to have your gait analyzed…I used to wear shoes that helped those who pronate and my legs always felt tired and sore; now I know why!

On to the more fun and interesting things in my life 😉

Ryan had a work function south of where we live.  Bodhi, Trout, and I decided to join dad on his trip.  

While Ryan slaved away in classes all day we had a great time exploring!

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We went to the local zoo and saw alligators, elk, tigers, bears, fox, eagles…you name it…we probably saw it! I was impressed for a smaller zoo.

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The bears were playing; the boys and I thought of our two Chessies, who frequently break out in puppy combat like the bears did 😉

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A Bengal Tiger chilling in the shade.

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After our trip to the zoo we headed over to the North Dakota Heritage Center.  Bodhi was in heaven! we saw more fossils/dinosaurs than I think he could have imagined! we were even spoiled and got to see a dinosaur fossil with it’s skin still on…it was pretty cool!

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Bodhi standing next to his FAVORITE dino.

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I highly encourage anyone in the area to visit the heritage center; it’s worth the trip.

If any of you run with strollers; do you worry about your running form?

What is your favorite running stroller?

 

 

 

 

 

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