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I have an older Dreamer Designs. I wouldn't even try to run/jog or even power wak with a non jogging stroller......
post #642 of 667
bob ironman - worth EVERY penny. i tried to go cheap when i tried to start running when dd was small - we got something in the $175 range, and it was AWFUL and i didn't run.
post #643 of 667
If you think you might want to bike with DC at all, I would highly recommend a Chariot. They're pricey, but you get 2-in-1, jogger and bike trailer, which makes it cheaper than buying both individually. I my Chariot! It does take a little getting used to, but it's not terrible. I did 8 miles with it on Monday, and am actually contemplating trying a bit longer run next week.

If you don't think you'll ever bike, I've heard great things about the BOB strollers.
post #644 of 667
Gigi--I got amoxicillin and prednisone, plus a super decongestant that I'm sort of afraid to use. I've had a wheezing nasty cough for 10 days straight, WAY deep in my chest. It's going around. Dh just went to the doc too, and they gave him basically the same. We both had to sleep sitting up, couldn't take a full breath, etc. Hope you don't have this one. ew.

And, on a much happier note, I can probably run on Wednesday mornings again when school starts. Mbelle? HBM is out of town for another day or so. I can probably start the 2nd or 3rd week in sept, not sure when ds goes for a full week. let's email in a few weeks.
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Just ran an easy 4 ish on the treadmill, which has been happily neglected of late. It felt so easy to run on it again! I ran over 90 miles in July, and am at 538 for the year so far. Since my new year's resolution/goal was 720 for the year, I'm pretty happy with that. This is the third year I've had 720 as a goal and looks to be the only year I'll make it!

I also just spent some quality time with mapmyrun trying to plan out a 15 mile route for this Sat am. My friend is fortunately for me willing to try it again with me. This will be a personal long distance for both of us and I'm way nervous. I planned us a meandering route through town hitting several parts of town and called it "Tour de Streator." I think we are going to run early, early, and I will probably drive out quick and drop extra water for us at several spots, hopefully in little insulated lunch boxes with ice packs so it'll still be cold when we get to it. When I run with Team in Training they leave tubs labeled with TNT marathon training on them out at several spots with water and powerade - I'm thinking about labeling our stuff with marathon training of some kind, too. I'm hoping that would be a deterent from someone picking up our stuff and taking off with it, but in my town you never know. At least that early in the am not too many folks should be out and about.
post #646 of 667
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plady,
Could you please take me off the race list for the Sylvania Tri 8/10?
We were going to do an all women relay team, but life, for all three of us, has seriously compromised training and none of us feel ready.
I am volunteering for the water station at the transition, if that counts.
Eks? Did you see that?


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For those of you who have jogging strollers, which one do you have? What would you recommend? How hard is it to get used to pushing it? Is it worth it?
Check the thrift stores and tag sales! I got a jog stroller, a Graco, which is totally serviceable, light, steers straight, folds easily and it was $35 at a Goodwill. I see them all the time at secondhand places here. And at that price even if it isn't so great you can try another brand and still not be in too deep.

DrJen - Good luck with leaving out your waters, I always wonder about that. One of these days I might even get enough mileage happening to try it! Don't y'all start holding your breath just yet though!
post #647 of 667
I thought about putting a sign on a water bottle that said "please don't throw me away, (half) marathon training in progress . If you do put them on ice, drink very slowly...the shock to the system may not be pretty. It's not as refreshing to drink less than ice cold liquid, but it's not as hard on your tummy.

I signed up for the air force half last night. $60! That's a lot of money for a race. I don't know that I'll do that one again. There's another half a month later for only $40. I went ahead and did this one just because I promised so many I would be doing this one.
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II signed up for the air force half last night. $60! That's a lot of money for a race. I don't know that I'll do that one again. There's another half a month later for only $40. I went ahead and did this one just because I promised so many I would be doing this one.
You've motivated me to bite the bullet and sign up for my half . I just "clicked" submit on the Indianapolis Monumental Half-Marathon, on November 1 ! Mine was $50. At least it's cheaper than triathlon....
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Hey I didn't know we were so close JayGee - we should try to do a race together sometime (Indi is about 2 hours from me).
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BBM and JayGee~I'm still waivering on what to do. I'm leaning toward the cheaper and closer race that gives me more time to get my mileage back up, or wait until May...

getting on the TM now...
post #651 of 667
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I thought about putting a sign on a water bottle that said "please don't throw me away, (half) marathon training in progress . If you do put them on ice, drink very slowly...the shock to the system may not be pretty. It's not as refreshing to drink less than ice cold liquid, but it's not as hard on your tummy.
I'm trying to figure out a way to have cool water. It's been so hot here that water we carry gets warm - but water left sitting out would likely be hot by the time we got there at 10 miles. Maybe I could put cool but not ice cold water in a lunch box with an ice pack? Or leave half frozen water bottles out by themselves? I don't really want the ice cold, either. Any ideas? We also will cross the city park twice and it has a drinking fountain, so we could get cool water there. The first time we cross it is only 2 miles, but the last time will be about 9 miles, I think.
post #652 of 667
re: cold water . We normally drink out of refillable water bottles for daily on teh go water, but when we are packign a cooler for teh boat or pool or whatever, I keep a few disposable water bottles (brand new, sealed) in teh freezer. I put a few of those in teh cooler with cold drinks. Then I don;t need ice packs, nad by the time the unfrozen drinks are consumed, the ice ones have melted a little. I also freeze those metalic juice pouches. after 3 hours in teh cooler, they are nice and slushy.

But for drjen's run, you might want to put the waterbottles in teh freezer for a few hours today, then move to teh fridge before you go to bed. They should be defrosted with a nice bit of ice in teh core wheich shoudl keep them cool. I'd not want to go back after the run and pick up coolers and icepacks
post #653 of 667
VeganCupcake - the jogging stroller was a lifesaver for getting out and about. We have a Baby Jogger with 16" wheels and loved it.

yesterday was an off day. today the plan is to do something physical with my visiting cousin, but as it's been pouring rain again the trails are shot for mountain biking. Not sure what we'll do, not sure it won't be raining this afternoon.

yesterday was the last day at work for my wonderful boss. he's gone now and i'm so sad about it. this whole place is changing and over the next couple of months I'll either get a big promotion or get laid off - not sure how it will go. but it I don't want to be laid off I'd better get cracking on this project.
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vegancupcake: we've been through a litany of strollers ---
  • a cheapie (graco?) given to us used (does NOT track right. left at my inlaws because we had a full trunk).
  • a single chariot : see tjsmama's review
    • Plus: it's like a bike trailer so that the toys, etc. stay in.
    • plust is very nice when it's marginal weather out. We can close the door and the kids stay warm dry.
    • Minus: kids are a bit lower and it can be harder to talk. dd1 was well into 6-7 months before we got it, although I just saw the infant dealie they sell and that looks tempting.
    • minus: Other issue is that it is harder to fold -- not an issue with my mellow child, child #1 was pissed if she had to wait for her ride.
  • a single baby jogger (new brand now though I think?). Nice, folded well, even though it was OLD OLD OLD it held its value and we sold it for more than we paid for it (we had 2 singles for a while).
  • a bob single: LOVED everything about it except that it was tippy on the bumpy roads/trails around here. If I lived in a suburb and mostly ran around town, I'd totally buy this one or the double one. (SOLD on ebay)
and now we are the proud owners of the chariot double. When we bought the chariot single I tried to talk dh into the double. He couldn't fathom the idea of one child, never mind two so he didn't go for it. Last year sometime he said to me, "you know, we should have just bought the double, it isn't more than 6 inches wider than the single". And of all the strollers we tried both via friends and ourselves -- the chariots tracked the straightest. My dd who is almost 6 is still riding in the double when my dh runs.
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[*]plust is very nice

Funny typo!!!
post #656 of 667
drjen..good running tomorrow!

Jenlove..glad you're feeling better!

MB, HBM, CathT....waa...I'm working everyday this year! Whenever the kids have half days I don't work, so I'll let y'all know and maybe we can run. I can do some early Sat mornings. I"m going to need help on those long runs!

I hope the reason I can't breath the last two days is because of smog and not because of some lung/congested cold that's going around!

grnmtnmama...hope it all works out at work for you!

I have a little run on the schedule today. Thank goodness. Tomorrow is 4 and that's long for me!
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Jenlove..glad you're feeling better!
Well... I was, but I puked for this first time this morning. Go figure!!
post #658 of 667
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MB, HBM, CathT....waa...I'm working everyday this year! Whenever the kids have half days I don't work, so I'll let y'all know and maybe we can run. I can do some early Sat mornings. I"m going to need help on those long runs!
Every Sat at 7:30 or 8 woudl work great for me.. it woudl be a great excuse to get out early and be done for teh day, and no traffic for driving wherever we are meeting. I'd be all over that!!!


I'd also love to do 5K's here and there, maybe one every 6 weks or so.... out here in teh burbs and low cost/no tshirt races woudl be my choice
post #659 of 667
RR: put me down for 5miles in 45 minutes on the TM and 5 pull ups unassisted so far today. Aiming for abs and more pull ups today. sweating profusly so must shower straight away!
post #660 of 667
RE: the Chariot (some more)...exactly what kerc said about it being totally enclosable. Makes me feel much better about going out for a run when it's cold or otherwise somewhat iffy out. I HATE the treadmill, so I avoid it whenever possible. The Chariot makes me feel a lot less guilty about dragging DS out...he's totally snug as a bug. And the thing about not being able to throw toys or snacks out because it's totally enclosed is HUGE. Also, we have a double. I bought it, ironically enough, the day that the $h!t hit the fan with my marriage, so I was trying to plan ahead. The funny thing is that I don't regret it a bit, whether or not I ever have a second child. It's definitely a bit wider, but I call it storage space! It's been nice to be able to put a second kiddo in there occasionally, but I'm also able to slide him over to the side and put a cooler on the other side when we go for long bike rides so we can picnic in the middle. Or, just load in lots more toys and snacks!

Ok, time to get motivated...gotta go get at least 3, hopefully 4, in before it gets too blazing hot...
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