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help me be less selfconcious and get me running with my buggy

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mothersmilkandherchickenseggs Tue 19-Jul-11 11:36:41

i run but due to time restraints and dh's work pattern its becoming near on impossible. I have to do something ds will not be content long enough to shred often enough and i do have a bike trailer which will convert into what i believe would make a pretty good runny(slow joggin)buggy thing is i keep saying this then chickening out thinking im going to look like a right idiot and anyone i see will be sniggering at me does anyone else out there do this and if so how?

mothersmilkandherchickenseggs Tue 19-Jul-11 16:30:15


mad4mainecoons Tue 19-Jul-11 20:52:34

Righty! im with ya smile

i have been running for a while and i have been fitting it it when the kids are in bed as dh wont look after both dc i dont get time in the day.

so now im beginning to wonder what im going to do in the winter as i HATE the gym with a passion. so last week i won a Jane jogging buggy from ebay and this thursday after i drop ds at preschool, dd and i will be going for a jog together for the first time grin

i too am a little worried about looking daft but i suppose you have to take the attitude that they are not the ones making themselves look and feel better so stuff them! in fact, i was prompted to take the plunge and get the buggy as the girl who came 4th overall at our race for life did so running with her buggy and i just had an overwhemling feeling of i want to be her she just looked so fab!

im more worried about how to entertain dd on a longer run, im hoping the scenery and buggy books will be enough but im going to start with short runs and pray she falls asleep hope for the best smile

get out there girl, let us know how you get on.

Mumbrane Tue 19-Jul-11 20:53:22

Could you join one of those Buggy Fit classes? Running with a buggy doesnt feel so silly when you are doing it with 20 other women grin

WowOoo Tue 19-Jul-11 20:56:35

Why would anyone snigger? I do brisk walking and do not give a toss.

Do it and do not think about what you look like. Think about how good you'll feel and the fresh air your baby is getting. Do it!

CardiCorgi Wed 20-Jul-11 10:33:03

They won't be laughing, they will be thinking "wow, how does she do that". Seriously, just do it. I take dd in our chariot and she's ok on runs of about 40 min - she either plays with a couple of toys or falls asleep.
Comments from other runners are usually along the lines of "how cute" and "is that hard work?".

mothersmilkandherchickenseggs Wed 20-Jul-11 11:14:16

I DID IT!!! went out with ds this morning after dropping dd off at school managed 20 mins which worked out only just over 2 miles so not far(in comparison to what i know i can do without) but it was hard, harder than running without which figures. It felt really good to get out during the day and to enjoy that runners high and its a welcome break from house work and i now feels loads more motivated though i'll probably flake out about 4 o'clock

mad4mainecoons Wed 20-Jul-11 20:01:35

Yay!! grin good for you!

im trying it tomorrow, lets hope for some sunshine smile

TartyMcFarty Wed 20-Jul-11 21:49:27

Well done!

StrangewaysHereICome Mon 25-Jul-11 13:50:17

Yay well done grin!. I run with a buggy all the time now. I was really self conscious when I started but now it doesn't bother me. The more you do it the less you'll worry. I get lots of lovely comments, more than when running alone wink.

MoshiMoshi Thu 28-Jul-11 16:26:14

Glad you made it out with the buggy. I spent several years doing most of my running with a buggy as it was the only way to get out. However, be warned that the action does affect your natural gait quite a lot and you should try to fit in running without the buggy to counteract this. Your arms play quite a crucial role in balancing and propelling you and buggy running tends to make you lean forwards on prone arms. I wasn't aware of this and tried to get back to my pre-pregnancy speeds with the buggy but with hindsight should have kept it steady at most. So no interval training and you should be fine! I used to find their Cheerios fell out of their bowls whenever I did anything speedy anyway. grin

allbie Sun 31-Jul-11 21:03:34

I miss running with my son so much! His running buggy was great and we ran for nearly 4 years together. He's too big now but still remembers it. Sod what anyone else thinks...I always got a mixed reception when out but I was the one who looked and felt great and my son thought it was entirely normal. I'm proud that I did it and am thrilled to hear about others doing it.

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