It took me a really long time to consider myself a runner. When I was starting out I thought that once I cracked 5kms I'd feel like a runner. When I got to 5 I thought maybe 10. It finally occurred to me that it isn't the distance, it is the fact that I prioritize running in my week. I schedule it in along with appointments and outings and I feel sad when I miss a run.
One of the things that has made consistency tricky has been the fact that I am usually working around two (if not four) small people and I cannot stand treadmill running any more. I spent a fair bit of time running with a double pram but learned the hard way that 40kgs of kids and pram wreaks havoc on my already pretty dodgy back.
So when I heard through the Twitter grapevine that Britax were bringing the BOB series of prams to Australia I was all over it. Now that my Little Mate is at kindergarten I have lots of lovely time with my little girl, and she often falls asleep if I run in the morning which is a win for both of us.
I've known about the BOB series for a while. I started researching running prams a few months ago and they consistently got good reviews but were notoriously hard to get hold of in Australia. I'm stoked that they will be freely available here over the next couple of months!
Here is what you need to know about the BOB Ironman in words and pictures:
|The seat also has a mesh pocket on each side, I pop little toys and knick knacks in there to keep her happy while I'm pounding the track.|
|As well as the standard foot brake, the handle features a front wheel hand brake also. Great for emergency stops particularly on a declining surface. The handlebar is well padded and very comfortable too.|
|There's a reasonable sized basket underneath so you can lob your jumper in once you get warm, and a large mesh pocket on the seat back itself.|
|The fold mechanism is SO EASY! Simply grab the levers on either side of the handlebar and the seat back folds forward...|
|Then pull the red handle at the base of the seat back and the bottom half of the chassis folds into itself. There is a buckle on the handlebar safety strap that allows you to secure the pram in its folded position if need be as well.|
|The wheels are quite easy to remove if space is an issue, but even with the wheels on the stroller should fit in the boot of a standard sedan.|
|Or a Captiva, with lots of room to spare.|
|The mechanism to attach the tray is very easy, and the same point can be used to pop in a travel system capsule for a younger baby. Very clever design indeed.|
|And does she like it? Yes indeed she does!|
|Happy Families :)|
Do you like what you see? Because if you do I am GIVING AWAY A BOB IRONMAN STROLLER valued at $599! You'll need to check back tomorrow for details on how to win, but in the meantime I'd love to know how a BOB Ironman could help you reach your fitness goals!