I recently taught a Pilates and Running workshop to some members of Moms Run This Town: a very cool group of gals who run and run a lot. With strollers. I am also a stroller runner and I think that if you run with a stroller you are a) a rock star and b) should be given extra mileage credit: like, 3 miles with a stroller is the equivalent of 4.3 miles without.
First: Let us discuss the pro’s and con’s of stroller running.
Pro: you can bring your child
Con: It is heavy to push.
Pro: you can carry your water bottle
Con: You can’t use your arms to propel you.
Pro: you can carry your phone
Con: You have to push it uphill.
Pro: you can carry your ipod
Con: The more stuff you carry the heavier it gets.
Con: It just GETS HEAVIER as your child grows.
So, with that figured out let’s learn some cool stretches you can so WITH your stroller at anytime: before, during, or after your run or walk.