Monday, February 14, 2011

Running and Dancing

Today I decided to take the boy with me on my run, just to see how it would go. He loved it, but I didn't love how my lightweight Maclaren ran. It's great for the mall, but over bumpier surfaces, it just isn't very smooth. I started to think about maybe getting a jogging stroller, but those things are freaking expensive! I looked at some on Amazon and they were between $150 and $500 dollars. That's insane.

So, I hopped on Craigslist where I found a listing for this bad boy:
That is a BOB Sport Utility Stroller. They retail for $329 new. This one is a couple years old but in perfect condition minus one flat tire. Since they take the same tubes as children's bike tires, that shouldn't be a problem. It was clear across town, but I figured for the savings, it would be worth the hour-and-half-through-rush-hour drive. I called the number and although it had been listed for a day it was still available!

My price? We paid a whopping $95! I'm so excited! Of course, now that we've shelled out the cash for a special stroller that means I have even more incentive to stick with this running business.

On the way home, as we stopped at a red light, the funniest thing happened. The guy in the left hand turn lane next to us got out of his stopped car and just started dancing in the street. I mean, he was getting down! I about died laughing. As he got back into his car, I caught his eye, so I gave him a thumbs up and applauded. He gave me a thumbs up back, then motioned for us to roll down the window. We did and he asked me, "Was that too gay?"

Seriously. I died. Freaking awesome. I told him no. He then said, "Well, it was kinda gay, right?" I laughed and said "Yeah, maybe a little, but it was awesome!" He gave me another thumbs up.

Then the light changed and they had to drive away. Oh, and bonus - this happened at the intersection in front of Gay Denny's. Kick butt.



Blogger Katy said...

Hilarious, and OMG what a deal on the Bob! Jealous! Enjoy!

9:31 AM  
Blogger Kat said...

that is freakin' incredible. My friend and I were on every list possible searching for a used BOB in our area but no such luck. We ended up getting ours as a gift for a shower and I LOOOOVVEEE it! We have the Bob revolution. I can't run with it yet (bc it's too early for both me and Peanut) but the walks in this crappy snow are amazing.

3:16 PM  
Blogger Marissa said...

I wish random things would happen to me when I was out driving!

2:01 PM  
Blogger Samara Link said...

Hey, there! I just went looking for your blog to see what you had posted recently and noticed you haven't refreshed this place with anything in five days. Certainly, I know there are more important things in life than blogging, and I know you've been sick. Just wanted to say hi and let you know I hope you're feeling better. :)

It's awesome that you've started running again and that you're feeling good about getting some things like this stroller at a great deal to help you keep it up. It's inspiring to hear about!

10:20 AM  

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