I remember when Lil Man was a baby. My only time to get in a workout was before Hubby went to work. Which meant I had to run at 5am or 6am after being up most of the night with Lil Man. You guessed it, those early morning runs just didn't happen most days. I tried. I really did, but I was exhausted.
Yes, I have a treadmill which helped. But it didn't give me the freedom (or the fresh air) that my jogging stroller did.
Pushing the stroller was hard. It became a challenge that I looked forward to overcoming. And on those days that running just wasn't going to happen, walking could. So I did.
I could take Lil Man out at any time and get some exercise and fresh air. Sometimes it was all we needed to change both of our moods.
He loved it. He still does. Even at 4 (he barely fits), we still run together. When Hubby is out of town, and my basement treadmill seems more dread than fun, Lil Man and I will take the jogger out. (Thule Urban Glide - Bringing Smiles Mile By Mile)
He's a great motivator. "Why are you walking? Go faster!" I love that I have been able to set an example for him with exercise. To him, it's just a normal daily part of our life. We run in all types of weather - yes - even in the Winter. Check out my Winter Running Tips.
But the jogging stroller has brought me so much more. Because of it, we've been able to explore our world together - a flock of birds - a corn field - an animal in the distance - cool clouds - the sun. You name it. We couldn't have experienced those things together if we'd gone to the gym, or stayed home and I'd run on the treadmill.
Don't get me wrong. I run on my treadmill, and Lil Man and I are regulars at the gym. But the jogging stroller opened our world, and I am forever thankful for that bond that he and I have created because of it.
And I would like to give one of you the opportunity to enjoy the freedom of exercising with a jogging stroller. I am partnering with Thule in giving away an Urban Glide or Urban Glide 2 Jogging Stroller. I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to give one of you a stroller.
Please enter the giveaway tools below. And if you know of anyone you think that might would benefit from having a stroller, PLEASE pass this blog link on to them.
Giveaway is open to U.S. Residents, void where prohibited. Must be 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Winner will be contacted via email and have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen.
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