MORE JOY. MORE SELF LOVE. MORE SWEAT. LET’S DO THIS!
Join the Run She Is Beautiful 5k and 10k in Santa Cruz, CA on March 17th or in Santa Barbara, CA on September, 22nd, 2018. Course flair, inspirational sayings, and overall goodtime. Whether this is your FIRST race or your 100th, you will be encouraged AND celebrated! ALL LEVELS!
Walk, run, walk, jog or push a stroller in the Bumbleride Baby Mama Division. The winning runners of each 5 and 10k bumbleride division race will win a new Speed Jogging Stroller!
RSIB believes creating a stronger self physically manifests into a stronger self in all areas of your life and we can’t support that mission enough. Here’s to strong legs, smart girls, and celebrating yourself and just how awesome you are!
You’re an Ultra Runner. That’s super impressive. Tell us about how your training has changed since becoming a Dad.
My wife and I have two children; a four year old boy and two year old girl. Having them has certainly made it difficult to get in the miles and time that I would like to. I’ve learned to incorporate them in my training as much as possible to make sure I’m still getting in quality time with them. So that means I’m often taking my daughter out in my Bumbleride Speed for some quick road miles or I’m taking them both on short hikes in the mountains. I’ve also learned to try to get a run in whenever I can whether that’s early in the morning before everyone is up or at night after the kids have finally gone to bed.
What is your mindset when running with kids vs. running all on your own?
When I run with my daughter, my mindset is to get some quick road miles. I try not to be out for more than 90 minutes so my daughter doesn’t get restless. She actually loves hanging out in the Speed so she’s pretty much always a good sport about it. I also make sure to have a few different treats to make sure to keep her happy. So that’s the big difference when I’m running with my daughter; I’m focused on trying to keep her happy. Running on my own is of course different because I don’t need to worry about keeping anyone else happy. It’s great to get out though either way.
Give some tips for parents that need that nudge to get back out on the road/trail for a run, whether it’s with or without your kids.
I was really worried before we had kids that I would have to sacrifice my love of running for them. I decided I then needed to share my love of getting out with them. I’ve started both of them off very young; getting them in the Bumbleride or putting them in my pack to get on the trails. I’ve noticed that my kids love to be outside, they love to explore the world. Get them out with you even if it’s for a short jog around the block. Being a parent is super stressful so you need that time to exercise so you can blow off steam and be more focused when you’re with your kids. I’d also suggest getting your kids on trails if you have anything close by. Let them get out in nature. They’ll love it and you’ll get to spend some great time with them.
“In running some gnarly climbs and fast descents, it was great handling both. I loved it.”
Congratulations to all of the participants and Bumbleride Baby Mama Division Winners in the She Is Beautiful 5 & 10k! We had such a fun weekend supporting such an inspiring group of women and young ladies. Thank you Sara, Melissa, Jenny and Mary for such an amazing event! Enjoy some of our race photos below and we hope you can join us next year in Santa Cruz or Santa Barbara!
“But first, let me provide a little background on my stroller experiences. When I was pregnant I registered for the BOB Revolution SE and my wonderful Santa Cruz running friends got me one (thank you!). I literally did no research, it was the only running stroller brand I know about and I liked the navy blue. My real advice is do some research, the Bumbleride may not be your dream stroller – maybe it’s the BOB or another great ride. But find out what is important to you in a stroller and then pick one. That’s my real regret but such is life. Anyway, we didn’t use the stroller until miniKEG was 8 weeks old because I didn’t bother with a carseat adapter (she was content hanging in the carrier with mom or dad) and I didn’t run with her until she had good neck and core support – about 5 months. But once I started running, I found some of the limitations the BOB Revolution SE posed for me. The handlebar was too short and caused me back pain and because this was our only stroller, it came with us everywhere and I found the BOB to be long and cumbersome at times. The other irk for me was the basic undercarriage of the stroller was hard to get stuff in and out of (remember I do a lot of errand running). When my running buddy/partner in crime, Connie, got the Bumbleride I was immediately jealous: I loved the color, the design, and the adjustable handlebar. Fast forward a couple months, and I, too, had the Bumbleride (thanks Erin!)”…..Read More.
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