#Running With Your Family!

From Day 1, my little girl was strapped into her stroller and I was off running or walking around the Rideau Canal in Ottawa’s capital city. Beautiful, peaceful and one of the prime spots to see how “FIT” this great city really is … people are sharing the path for regular running meet ups, cycling and dog walking. You will see families playing in the green spaces along the canal and enjoying picnics together.

These stroller running moments we share now are even more meaningful! My little one is engaged, singing and talking as I run. She points out the ducks in the river, asks questions and even encourages me to run faster (and at times when I want to slow down she tells me “Run Mama Run!”). But most importantly, I know she is learning from these times together — these moments and memories are teaching her the importance of living a healthy lifestyle early on. She will grow up with it being apart of her DNA. Something that is very much apart of who she is, who she is becoming.

As you know, I am participating in National Stroller Runner Day on May 31st. And thanks to Runtastic I am able to provide you with some amazing tips and tricks for making fitness a family affair.

Check out the infographic below! 

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NATIONAL STROLLER RUNNING DAY IS COMING (#StrollerRunning15)

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Moms (and Dads) join me on May 31st for the 2nd Annual
National Stroller Running Day.

Run in a group or on your own.

IT’S all about living a healthy lifestyle and staying fit. There are so many important lessons your children can learn from exposing them young to an active lifestyle.

Little did you know that a stroller can help make exercise possible. Help you set aside family time and make it a fun! (Don’t get me wrong, I KNOW first hand how difficult running with a stroller can be). But don’t worry friends over the next month I will share with you tips and tricks to make your stroller runs easier and more comfortable. I will share posts by fellow Fit Parents on their experiences with stroller running and to help connect you to a community of like-minded, active people.

Stroller Running Day is all about connecting so don’t be shy and share your stories with the annual event’s hashtag and virtual run: #StrollerRun15 (last year #StrollerRun14).

EXPAND YOUR MIND, TRY NEW EXPERIENCES LIKE GETTING OUT THERE WITH YOUR STROLLER AND MEET NEW PEOPLE BOTH IN YOUR COMMUNITY AND VIRTUAL STROLLER RUNNING COMMUNITY!

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YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT THERE ARE GIVEAWAYS, AND PRIZES! As the date becomes closer the hosts of this event will share how you can enter to win! Be sure to stay connected via #StrollerRun15 on Twitter and follow @StrollerDay and @MomsLRB !

AS MY FELLOW FIT MOM WOULD SAY

“WELCOME TO THE STROLLER RUNNING COMMUNITY!”


On May 31, people all over are invited to celebrate National Stroller Running Day.  There are so many ways to get involved:

  • Head over to RunStrollerRun and find a stroller friendly race in your area!  Sign up and enjoy with your little running buddies.
  • Set out on your own, push, pull, walk or run with your little buddies.
  • Organize a local run and get together with your local community of runners.  Encourage everyone to bring a pack of diapers to donate to your charity of choice.
  • I’ll be hosting an informal “fun” meet up in Ottawa (stay tuned).  

SNAP SOME PICTURES AND SHARE YOUR CELEBRATION ON SOCIAL MEDIA USING THE HASHTAG: #STROLLERRUN15.