Re: Calories burned with jogging stroller - any way to find out
On Mon, 2 Aug 2004 20:56:29 +0000 (UTC), "np426z"
>"Linda and Pete" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> I know I'm wasting my time
>> but, it's none of your business to reply to me
>You post on a running forum, you get a runners response.
>> if you are just going to be a total ass.
>I can't help it. They won't let me stay in the troll club if I'm
>> And, if you are assuming my husband won't watch the kids - that's not
>> I also have a 3rd child - makes it fairly hard to run with 3 kids in a
>> jogging stroller so you are an idiot.
>Pardon? How is watching three kids harder than watching two?
I believe the correct question wouild have been, "How can watching
three children be harder than watching one," as it was her intention
to take two jogging with her.
And the answer: Three children can run off in three different
directions. Two children in two. I've been assured by someone who
knows from experience, however, that 7 children do not run off in 7
different directions -- they tend to clump up in 2's and 3's when they
make their breaks for freedom.
I have three boys -- 10, 9 and 6, and knew I was in trouble when the
oldest said to the middle one, 'No. You run that way, I'll run this
way.' The youngest was small enough I was still carrying him around.
I have a couple of calculators that suggest how many calories I burn
doing various activities. The only thing that came up with 'stroller'
involved the walking (slowly) kind.
If you need something to satisfy the anal-retentive need to to write
something in a log (and I say this as a person who records everything
he eats and does in a PDA -- i.e., as a non-troll) add 10 pounds to
your body weight and base your calculations on that. (Or, as you push
the stroller, when you hear yourself think, "I'll bet this is what
running would feel like if I weighed X pounds," use that.) You
probably won't be too far off.
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