Wednesday, May 8, 2013

So You Wanna Feel Like a Rockstar....

So you wanna feel like a rockstar?  Run a race while pushing a double stroller!! 
This weekend I ran a small, local 5k in West Yarmouth which is just about 15 minutes from us.  A coworker friend of mine had organized the race and I wanted to show my support...plus it was a great day and I was able to convince my mother-in-law to run with me!  She was super nervous before the race...but she rocked it and placed 2nd in her age group!  I was going back and forth about pushing the ladies...mostly because it was really windy...but I'm glad I did!  Not only did we have a few laughs over Emma's race commentary (which included..."Mom are we going to win this one?" and "Mom you better run faster if you want to win!"...such a mama's girl!) but I seriously felt like a rockstar!  People kept asking things like, "Did you just run pushing BOTH of those kids?" and "You ran the whole way!", and my favorite, "HEY! You passed me!  I'm trying not to be pissed that I got passed by you because you're awesome!"  Nothing like a confidence boost!

I had 13 miles on the schedule so I woke up bright and early to get 10 miles in...I actually ran to my friends house to do our weekly weigh-in (always helps a weigh-in when you run 10 miles before!) and then she drove me home!  I was happy with my pace and the fact that it was a much easier run than it had been for me just 6 weeks before...nothing like shedding some lbs to make things easier!  I have never run 10 miles before a race (why would you?) so my expectations for the 5k were low.  I basically just wanted to have a good time and not be in pain....I guess when you keep your standards that low its a win win!!  I was VERY happy with how I felt (note to self...a BOB Dualie tends to be more like a kite when it's windy!) and happy with my time of 29:01
How kind of Saucony and BOB to work together to help me coordinate!
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18 comments:

  1. So true! Actually, I don't feel like a rockstar while I'm pushing but afterwards I'm a superstar!

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  2. You ARE a rockstar! Can't wait to run with both my kiddos :) .

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  3. I can't imagine running any distance and pushing a double stroller. I never did the stroller thing when my boys were babies (I just hit the treadmill!). Great job!!

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  4. WOW! That is awesome! Pushing a stroller looks hard and is even harder than it looks. I avoided it when my kids where little.

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  5. Hi :) all i can say is WELL DONE u rockstar u :D

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  6. way to go!!! You are a rockstar!

    One time, in August here in TX I pushed my two, in the BOB and it was like 105 heat index...I almost passed out, pushed through and then couldn't move for like 2 hours post-race! GO GIRL!!!!

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    1. Oh my word!!! Yeah that's what is keeping me up North...not a lot of heat like that in these parts!

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  7. You ran a sub-30 5k pushing a double stroller???? You, my friend, are my hero :)

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  8. I didn't start running until AFTER my double stroller days... so I never got to feel that super rockstar mom feeling :). I am ultra impressed by women who run pushing strollers- those things are no joke!

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  9. I am always amazed by stroller warriors! I tried it with my son but neither of us liked it.

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  10. That' pretty impressive - I had my daughter at my last 5k, but left her with a friend during the race. While I was pushing her in the stroller afterward, people were impressed, asking if I had pushed her the whole way. I had to disappoint them unfortunately.

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  11. You are most definitely a rock star!

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  12. Wow, way to go! I am always impressed with people who run with strollers. Especially a double!

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  13. i would definitely feel like a bad a** if i ran a race pushing a double stroller, you definitely earned that 29 5k!

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  14. Pushing two people while racing? You ARE a rockstar!!! Wowza - mad props to you. Congratulations!

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  15. Nice job with the double stroller! I have had people pass me while pushing one of those and it's quite a motivator to run faster! I can't believe you also ran 10 miles beforehand and STILL managed to get less than 30 mins! That's awesome!

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  16. Rockstar for sure!!!! Woohoo!!!!

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