With 4 kids, there’s not a chance I’m going to find the time to exercise unless I exercise WITH my kids. It just won’t happen. But for my health and sanity it needs to and that requires a bit of creativity.
The simplest solution I’ve found is to just get out there and get active with my kids. A quality jogging stroller really opens up the possibilities for exercising with kids. I have a 3 month old at the moment and while neither one of us are quite ready for jogging yet, we have been enjoying some dirt trails with my older kids.
The Kelty Speedster Swivel Deluxe jogging stroller is a great option if you want to get out and enjoy the outdoors with your kids. The Speedster has a nice, smooth ride and a comfortable handle. Some strollers make my wrists tired after I push them a while (I know, I’m a total wimp) but I didn’t get that at all with the Speedster.
There’s goes that excuse for not exercising.
I have a longer gait but didn’t have any trouble kicking the stroller as I walked. My husband is over 6 feet tall so that sometimes becomes an issue but it was comfortable for both of us to push. The handle is adjustable so you can get just the right position for your height.
My 9 year old even jumped in and pushed the stroller at the lowest height setting and had a great time helping out. He loves his little sister so much.
Just a little something to be aware of the first time you blow up the tires . . . it’s a bit of a tight fit to get an air compressor in to pump up the smaller front wheel. Fortunately, you shouldn’t have to mess with that too often. We’ve been all over the place with the Speedster over the last few months and haven’t even needed to top the tires off.
Comfort is a huge issue for me when it comes to strollers. I’m not going to end up using a stroller very often if my baby isn’t comfortable in it. My 3 month old is still a bit on the small size for the Speedster but she was comfortable enough in the seat that she was able to fall asleep. The seat doesn’t have a real steep recline, as most jogging strollers don’t, but it was enough for her to rest comfortably.
I really liked the fact that the buckles were so easy to use and you can’t beat the canopy. It provides nearly full coverage from the elements. Right now it’s just keeping the sun out of my baby’s eyes, but when I work my way up to running again she’ll love being able to ride without the wind pelting her in the face.
Kelty is always so great about thinking of all the little details that make their products so nice to use. The basket was a nice, useable size. My diaper bag could fit in there provided I didn’t try and stuff it all the way full. An extra mesh pocket on the back of the seat is perfect for storing things you want close at hand and is complete with a hook for your keys. I loved the location of the water bottle holder just above the mesh pocket because it was so easily accessible and it didn’t widen the stroller at all as it would on the side.
Speaking of width, the Speedster is one of the narrowest jogging strollers I’ve seen. You shouldn’t have any problem fitting through a standard doorway and the whole thing folds up quite small so if you needed to use this as your everyday stroller you could probably make it work.
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