My Running Buddy

Top: old (unsure of brand; similar) // Shorts: Nike (old) // Shoes: Nike // Stroller: Bob

For the past 15 years I have ran three days a week (with a break for pregnancy).  It’s the best way I have found to relax and as a doc, I’m of course obsessed with the health benefits.  Usually the little one and I run by ourselves, but on this particular day the hubby joined us.  Since I run so slow he jogged along with the camera and took pictures.  Oddly enough, this was the first time I have had pictures taken of me running since high school, which is odd because it’s such a big part of my life.  I didn’t know if I would be able to continue running, once I became a mom.  Running with a stroller seemed like such a daunting task and honestly it took some time to get used to, but I am glad I stuck with it.  Now, I have a constant running buddy who points out all the exciting moments, like a bunny passing by with great enthusiasm and claps as he says “DONE!” at the end of the run.  I feel like I’m not only keeping myself healthy for my family, but that I’m teaching the little one that exercise is an important part of life.

On a side note: if you are looking for a running stroller, I would highly recommend the BOB.  It literally glides along the running path with basically no effort and is extra spacious.  The only down-side is that it’s heavy, but that just means you get an arm work-out too.

Some cute running clothes for Spring:



39 thoughts on “My Running Buddy

  1. Chelsea

    Aww, I love this post. I love running too but was not smart about running when I was in high school and college. Never took the proper precautions to train and would just run half marathons unprepared. As I got older, this started to take a toll on my knees 🙁 So now I enviously watch as people enjoy running. Anyways, now that I am done with my pity party, I love your running buddy! Also, I am a huge fan of braids while running with long hair! Looks beautiful!

    Ginger Side of Life

    1. Carly Post author

      Thank you! Sorry to hear about your troubles with running. I used to get knee pain too, but luckily it went away. Hopefully you can find another work out that will suite you better

  2. Simplicity is Chic

    I totally agree with you! Jogging is so great for us! I try to go 3 times a week as well and when I can’t, I kind that feel bad about it.
    And the fact that you take your kid with you it’s so cute. One day I’ll want to do it with my own.


    Simplicity is Chic

  3. Jennie

    Such a beautiful place to run! Running is not my think. I do enjoy walking, kettlebells, and lifting, however. Cute gym clothes always help me stay motivated – loving the teal shorts!

    1. Carly Post author

      Thanks, Elle! Yeah, I definitely try to practice what I preach to my patients. I always think it’s important to set a good example, but also to know and understand where they are coming from. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Mica

    It’s great you can still fit in exercise – and couple it with an outing for your son!

    I have a knee injury so I am not able to run – but that’ snot an issue for me as I never really ran much before then! I prefer low impact stuff like yoga and swimming and walking the dog 🙂

    Away From The Blue

    1. Carly Post author

      Thanks, Mica! Sounds like you have some great work-outs. Sorry to hear about your knee injury, but I am glad you have found some activities that work for you

  5. Beth

    That’s amazing you’ve stayed so consistent with running for so long! I love it so much as well! I have the same experience of running slow compared to my husband, haha. Atleast you’re out on your feet though, right? 🙂 Lots of love, Beth. xox

  6. Helen

    You’ve taken me back to all the times I used to do this a few years ago when both my littles were little-r…’s not the done thing where we are, and I used to get some very very strange looks, running along with the pushchair, but I wasn’t going to give up my runs…(the only thing that has managed to keep me sane).


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