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The Ordinary Moments – Running with the Pushchair

I really loved sharing last week’s ordinary moment of Pickle’s first experience of the swing, so couldn’t resist sharing this week’s ordinary moment too. If you follow me on social media, you’ll have been inundated on Wednesday with posts celebrating my first time running with the pushchair – I even uploaded a video to Facebook! It’s such a tiny little thing, but just taking the plunge and going on my first run made me feel on top of the world.

After first deciding the weather was too gloomy, I surprised myself by my motivation to get out once the sun broke through the clouds. I quickly got changed into my running gear (before I changed my mind), plopped Pickle in the pram and out we went.

Mommy and Baby post run

Back in the Autumn, I’d been going running weekly with my Mum as we were taking part in an organised Couch to 5k programme. If you’ve never heard of Couch to 5k, you’re seriously missing out. It’s a very easy run-walk schedule that can turn any one into a bonafide 5k runner. It builds up slowly by integrating short runs with recovery walks and as the weeks go by, the lengths of the runs increase and the walks decrease… until… before you know it… you’ve ran for at least 35 minutes straight. We’re lucky that our local council has partnered with the local running clubs to run organised training sessions that follow the programme – which is the BEST motivation to know that you’ve got a time and place to be every week especially to run.

I knew that I wanted to start running with the pushchair so that I could easily begin to exercise during the day with Pickle in tow but it’s SO much harder to run pushing the pram than on my own so I decided to restart the Couch to 5k programme again to build up my pram-pushing-endurance. One session down, and I’m feeling good! Now just to keep going.

Running with the pushchair by the lake

I grinned and smiled like a loon once I’d finished my five minute cool down, and seeing the sun shining on the lake was more than the reward I needed. Fingers crossed this glorious weather continues so that I have all the motivation I need to keep up with the runs and start to getting back to my pre-baby fitness levels.

If you’d like to read more ordinary moments from other parents, take a look at the linky run by Donna and Katie: it’s a good’un!

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  • Reply Beth

    Oh wow. Well done you. I’d love to be able to run with the pram – or even by myself. I hope to have the confidence to do it one day. #TheOrdinaryMoments

    March 19, 2017 at 11:20 am
  • Reply Little B & Me

    Good on you darling!
    I really hope you are super proud of yourself, I’m very proud of you!

    I couldn’t do it myself x

    March 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm
  • Reply Laura | Little Ladies Big World

    Well done this is brilliant and you should be so proud x

    March 19, 2017 at 8:22 pm
  • Reply Sherry

    I loved doing couch to 5K but I ended up getting a really bad chest infection so had to stop, I’ll go back to it soon. It looks like it was a great day for it #TheOrdinaryMoments

    March 19, 2017 at 9:48 pm
  • Reply RachelSwirl

    I wish I had the energy to run, if you see me running then there is a real reason run run run!

    March 20, 2017 at 11:42 am
  • Reply Ickle Pickle

    Yay, well done! I am seriously struggling with my energy levels at the moment and can’t think of running! Kaz 🙂

    March 21, 2017 at 10:35 am
  • Reply Donna

    Oh yay! I had a Thule running pushchair and it was amazing. Good on you for getting out there and exercising even with Pickle in tow! x

    March 22, 2017 at 2:22 pm
  • Reply Sunrise and Saturdays

    Brilliant! I did couch to 5k (ish, just kind of winged it) back in 2015 and it changed my life!

    March 23, 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Laura

    I really need to find time to get fit again – the only problem is my youngest refuses to going into a pushchair and has since he was around 11months old.

    Laura x

    March 27, 2017 at 12:58 am
  • Reply Laura

    I really need to find time to get fit again – the only problem is my youngest refuses to going into a pushchair and has since he was around 11months old.

    Laura x

    March 27, 2017 at 12:58 am
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