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So, in case you don’t know what a “stride” is, it’s a running term for short sprint exercises. These exercises are meant to increase your stamina and overall race-day speed. I’m no where near race-ready, but Stroller Strides is helping. I think.

Stroller Strides at Chrissy Field, San Francisco

If you’re not familiar, but might be interested, Stroller Strides is a national franchise and can be found in many major cities. The classes are similar to a circuit class, where you do a cardio blast for five to ten minutes, then do weights, followed by more cardio. Many classes are conducted outside, and consist of walking or running with your stroller (and presumably, child) then stopping to use bands or benches to do bicep curls, tricep exercises, push-ups, crunches, or squats.

I like that no one bugs you if you need to hand your baby a pacifier, or clean up spit-up. Everyone understands, and is kind. And, it connects you with other moms in your area who may know good babysitters.

It’s also an affordable way ($60/mo. unlimited classes) to get back in shape. I like it so far. I’ll report back on how butt-burning it really is.

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Everyone said the weight would just come off. Everyone. I eat healthfully (write every single thing I eat down); I exercise almost everyday. I run, do Stroller Strides, I’ve been breastfeeding for six months. I’m still thirty pounds overweight. I’m still wearing maternity clothes. Did people lie to me, or is something wrong with me???

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