First of all, Happy Halloween!

Like I talked about in my last post, I’ve been feeling a bit tired and overwhelmed at times lately. It’s only more recently that I’ve began to think maybe its just not all the work around the house and with the kids that’s made me feel this way. I’ve began to take some steps to try and improve things – and I’ll talk, or write anyway, a bit more about it all soon – but one of the things I’ve really enjoyed doing is getting out for a walk with my youngest child early in the mornings.

Getting Active

My young daughter gives me plenty of opportunities to wake up early. Often, she is hungry early on and after a feed, if everything goes smoothly, we’ll go for a walk. If we don’t get up early enough, or things take too long then I’ll still try and go for a walk, but instead of first thing it waits until after my other kids have gone to daycare and school.

Around dawn is a great time to go for a walk.

Around dawn is a great time to go for a walk.

At this time of year sometimes it is too dark when my daughter gets up to go. Or the weather isn’t good enough for it. But even if its cold (but the weather is otherwise fine) I’ll make an effort to go out and have a walk.

It’s something I’m fast coming to love, our walks together. Early in the morning, especially if the sun is still rising in the sky, everything is calm and peaceful and it’s just my daughter and I. I can tell she loves being out and about and watching all the little things that go on. Maybe a garbage truck, or a delivery truck, out and about on their morning rounds. Or maybe its a jogger, or the birds singing as they wake up. There’s not too much going on to be able for us to notice and talk about the little things we see.

Not only is it relaxing but it is some special time between just my daughter. My middle child, who goes to daycare but still gets up early, often wants to come too.

The Best Double Jogging Stroller for me

At first I tried to use our smaller umbrella stroller for our walks. It works fine, but it didn’t feel right.

I’d noticed – for a while – a lot of moms using bigger, three wheeled, strollers for walking their kids around. It often struck me as unnecessary, these large strollers. Now that I am using a stroller just for walking, without needing to go somewhere or get something done, I’m looking into this new world of larger strollers.

It turns out they are “Jogging Strollers” – strollers designed to make walking or jogging or running with a kid a lot easier. I borrowed one from a friend to give it a try. Her stroller certainly make it a lot easier to walk – which the handlebar at a good height and little resistance. It feels like it glides along.

So I have decided to get one myself. Given my son’s interest I’m looking at getting a double stroller so I can take two kids. I’m still looking at what is the best double jogging stroller for me – there are several good choices available. If you have any options then feel free to send them to me.

I haven’t used the stroller I’m borrowing for jogging yet, just walking. I’d like to build up to it though. At the moment though, just going for a walk helps me wake up and feel energized for the day ahead.

 

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Jessica is a mom of two who likes to blog about her experiences parenting from the heart.

2 Thoughts on “Getting Out and About

  1. Did you end up getting one? I looove my jogging stroller. I also felt obligated to use it once I bought one which was a bonus!

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