Run She Is Beautiful – Baby Mama Division 5k & 5 mile – Santa Barbara

We arrived. We ran (with Speed). We were inspired once again.

This was the third consecutive year that we’ve sponsored the Baby Mama Division of the inspiring She is Beautiful run in Santa Barbara (we also sponsor the Santa Cruz run!)  Being there, it’s impossible to not be inspired, encouraged and celebrated.  The two sisters, Melissa McConville (race founder & director) and Sara Tanza (Assistant Race Director & Chief of Fun) wouldn’t have it any other way.  They exude happiness and kindness + see the good in everyone.  Their MORE LOVE attitude is contagious.

With motivational words posted all through the course and groups of women from all walks of life walking, running, skipping or pushing a stroller, the race goes by in a blink.  Set right on the Santa Barbara coastline, the beautiful scenery is the icing on the cake.

Bumbleride’s mission is to make gear for you to get out and do what you love while doing our best to preserve the planet we all share.  This run helps us see our mission in action. This year, not only did we see tons of parents out running in the fresh air with their little ones in a stroller, we were so thrilled to see RSIB take the waste element to a whole new level with both compost and recycling options next to trash bins.  The race directors regularly attend conferences to help them to reduce their environmental footprint and reduce waste altogether in these large scale events.  So cool.

Each year, proudly gift a Bumbleride Speed jogging stroller to each of the winners of the two distances, 5k and 5 miler.  These strong, dedicated mamas deserve it!  Congratulations to the 5k winner, Molly Thomson from Santa Barbara, CA and the 5 mile winner, Laura Ewing from Ventura, CA.

Join us next year!

She.is.beautiful’s Mission Statement

Empowering women and girls through movement and community in a supportive environment where they are able to take the lessons learned on the road and trail into the rest of their lives.  We believe that beauty is more of a feeling than a physical attribute. We believe everyone deserves to feel beautiful, strong, smart, and capable in their own unique way. We believe so strongly in the power of sweat and community. We think there is something powerful that happens when a women/girl learns how strong she really is and how this can impact the rest of her life.

 

Baby Registry Cheat Sheet – Emily Nolan

Emily Nolan Baby Registry Cheat Sheet
“I started my baby registry journey by admitting to my closest girlfriends that I had no idea where to begin. There are so many products available on the market and so many opinions. I’ve done a ton of asking around, and a bunch of my own research, and I’ve come up with the top things to register for on a baby registry. I hope this helps you discover your own perfect registry!” -Emily

Strollers and Car Seat

  • Bumbleride Speed stroller ($599): The only jogging stroller equipped with three modes of transport: run, jog and walk. All-suspension, air-filled tires make for a smooth and speedy ride and a trigger release makes for an easy, one-handed fold.
  • Nuna Pipa car seat ($299.95): Keep trips in the car uncomplicated and fuss-free. The PIPA™ Car Seat exceeds the American safety standards and features roomy and plush styling to ensure your baby a safe and comfortable ride. Sleek styling and Nuna’s revolutionary dream drape™ shelters your baby from the elements so that they stay safe, dry and protected from the sun. Easy for traveling families as you don’t need the base to connect to.

Read the rest of Emily’s Baby Registry Cheat Sheet.

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Stroller Running and the Bumbleride Speed – Run She Is Beautiful Blog

 


{Excerpt from Run She Is Beautiful Blog by Paula of @fitfam6}

Let’s chat about a stroller for a hot minute.  It’s not a secret that 99% of all my running is done with a stroller. Fact. However, what I don’t share enough about is that I have tried quite a few strollers (tried 7), either because I own quite a few (ummmm my husband Dave thinks I have a stroller hoarding problem. Embarrassingly, I have 5. I refuse to talk about it) or I have been able to borrow a stroller. I use the stroller for running errands to long runs to all kinds of training workouts. My strollers get put through a lot! Not only with the miles that I put on them, but also with Asher and his behaviors that come along with his disability. Let’s not forget that he was able to literally break a Bugaboo stroller seat less than a year ago because of said behaviors.  For a 25lb-ish 5 year old he seems to have Herculean type strength.

It has taken me nearly 3 years to find the perfect blend of strollers.  Lots of trial and error, paying attention to how Asher responded to each stroller and most importantly how my body responded to each stroller.  No two running strollers are made the same.  Bumbleride is now my stroller of choice, but about 3 years ago I thought I found the stroller of my dreams and at that time, it was the perfect stroller. Asher went from hating everything about being in any stroller to loving it with the Bugaboo Runner. It got me through 3 training cycles great until Asher simply was too big.  The max capacity for the Runner is only 37.5 pounds. Asher is far from that, but he simply got too big. It was awkward for him and there really are no pockets or ways to attach snacks for him. I then moved on to two strollers of varying popularity: Thule Urban Glide stroller and Bob Flex stroller…” READ MORE.

“Oh and one last “Hey you should really try this stroller” argument, I ran a local race this past weekend. Last minute sign up read that as 10 minutes before it started I registered. What was suppose to be an easy run day with Asher in the Bumbleride turned into me trying to see what I could do with the stroller racing. My first race with the Bumbleride did not disappoint. I finished top 10, first female OA, first stroller (there were a lot surprisingly) and first in AG. I consider that pretty awesome for my first Bumbleride Stroller race and think it should be convincing enough in itself to let others know Bumbleride is awesome!

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Farmers Markets are a breeze with Speed. Shop local.


Trail running with Speed on a beautiful day!


Speed on the move with Asher.


Hanging out at Run She Is Beautiful Santa Cruz, CA (Paula, Emily & Matt (Co-founders of Bumbleride)


Running near the Midway carrier on a recent trip to San Diego for the Rock N Roll Marathon.

Run She Is Beautiful 2018

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!

Want more? Don’t forget to check out their annual yoga event each July and their year round She.is.beautiful Mileage Club (think swag, discounts, and motivation/inspiration)! 

Learn more about Run She Is Beautiful here.

Do What You Love – Francesco Perri – Bumbleride Speed

Ultra Runner

Mountain Dad

Bumbleride Adventurer, Francesco Perri

 

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.”

Learn more about Francesco here.

Learn more about Speed here.