It has definitely proven how awesome it is over and over again. The swivel wheel makes it easy to navigate, even for an upper body weakling like myself. The all-terrain tires have gotten us through grass, over rocks, on gravel, no problem! Last week was an especially trying week for the stroller. We had a big storm Tuesday night which left limbs and parts of trees all over the trail we run on. The stroller bounced over them with no problem. Occasionally a stick would fly up and jam the front wheel, but all it did was slow me down for a moment.
|Carter checking out the over-sized sun shade.|
Friday was the real test. There was a chance of rain all day long and I was hoping to get a 12 mile long run in. I waited until later in the day because there was only a 30% chance of rain. I took an umbrella and a bunjee cord to rig up to the stroller just in case it started raining. We took off running with no rain so I figured I'd just stop to attach the umbrella if it started.
Then about 2 miles in it started to lightly drizzle off and on. We got to the turn around and it started to rain a little bit harder. By 7 miles it was full on raining. I kept looking down at Carter and he didn't appear to be wet except for a few droplets on his feet and lower legs. We went under a bridge and I stopped to check, sure enough his body was dry. I dried off his feet and legs and we continued on. Of course, I still worried about him getting wet and cold, but he was fine.
|My dry baby fell asleep at 11.5 miles. Really, all that time and you fall asleep half a mile from the finish!|
It stopped raining 10 miles in and was done for the night, go figure. When we finished I pulled Carter out half expecting his onesie to be soaked and I just couldn't see it, but nope he was totally dry! I couldn't believe just the sun shade on the stroller had kept him dry. When I pulled a completely dry Carter out of the stroller I fell a little bit more in love with it. Man, I love my Bob!
I had a couple of hiccups last week which kept my weekly mileage from hitting 30. One day I cut my run short to get home so I could transfer Carter's baby food to a friend's freezer since we lost power, more here. Another day my run was cut short because we ran into a lost dog with a collar and rabies tag. I was about a mile out from my car, so I caught the dog and walked it back to take it to the vet so they could find her owners. That being said I was still pretty close.
|Sweet dog we helped get home. Notice Carter in the rearview mirror!|
Last Week's Stats
Weekly Mileage: 29 miles
Long Run: 12 miles (at 9:05 pace with the stroller, my last mile was 8:28!!!)
Tempo Run: 3 miles at 7:55 pace
Linking up with Ashley for Move it Monday!