I'm writing in praise of my stroller!
My BOB Revolution is a beast of a stroller - big, burly, ready for adventure! I've used it in the rain, wind, snow, and sun. It is cheaper than a babysitter, a gym membership, and driving a car.
Today I transported my son warm and snug through a Vermont snowstorm that cancelled school. We made it to the Y for swimming lessons without incident, saving meter money and gaining a little exercise for mama. The BOB plowed through the accumulating snow with ease. The trusty weather shield kept my little guy warm and dry. In fact, he said he was a caterpillar in his cocoon!
The BOB Revolution has been a good friend to me. It was our second car in pedestrian-friendly Cambridge, MA. I used it to go to and fro the library, the grocery store, playgroup, the park, etc., since my son was about a month old.
When my son was tiny, I made use of the car seat attachment. I used the stroller every day for walking. In fact, I covered over 1,000 miles by foot in the first year of my child's life, many of them with the BOB! When my son was about six months old, I put him straight into the seat of the stroller. It reclines almost flat and was great for napping. In a snowsuit and under the weather shield, he was toasty warm in the Boston winter. I also tried the sun shield, but when the weather warmed and my son was a little older he objected to it.
Last summer, my BOB was a real workhorse. Apparently, we made too much noise in our third floor apartment. In order to be a good neighbor to our landlady, I packed the BOB full of lunch, snacks, water, bathing suits, sunscreen, extra clothes, etc., and headed out into the city between 10 am and 5 pm or so. I pushed the BOB all over Cambridge and Boston! The under-seat storage could be a little more capacious, but it works. I added a Sunshine console to the handlebar to hold drinks, keys and my phone.
I love jogging with the BOB. I've jogged as many as three miles with it - a great workout. I even found that some days I would just jog a few minutes to the park, another few minutes to the library, a little farther to the grocery store and so forth. Not a continuous run, but I was elevating my heart rate! We even tried a Stroller Strides class for a few months. It is a great workout if you can find one in your area. It was just a bit too long for my son to sit in the stroller, though.
Here is our BOB on the Church Street Mall in Burlington, VT, today!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
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