Stroller Stride (a swan bit me)

Have I mentioned how much I love Groupon.com? A few weeks ago, the deal was for a 10 Stroller Stride classes. Here I have swiped info from their site:

Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms that they can do with their babies. It includes Power Walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller.

I have been having trouble working out again since I am taking care of Little Sir during my non-work hours. These classes are great because they are in a nearby park, Little Sir comes along and he really seems to enjoy being outside and riding in our new stroller.

Unfortunately, I am in much worse shape than I thought. I have also never been very good at interval-type training, so usually about halfway through the class I get nauseated and have to rest a bit (I feel like a wuss, but it’s true). Today I actually got dizzy as well (this is my fault, there were extenuating health circumstances here which I ignored because I hadn’t been to class in a while).

I took an abrupt sit on the ground to wait for the dizziness to go away. Little Sir and I were sitting by a small pond with a few swans in the vicinity. As I sat there trying to determine if it would be rude to throw up in the middle of Highland Park and whether I could make it to the bushes in time, a huge swan started walking toward us. It was actually two swans, a male and his wife.

This was a very large swan, it was taller than me when I was sitting down. I was still waiting for the ground to stop spinning and started wondering to myself if this swan was coming for my baby and whether I could defend Little Sir by puking on the swan. Turns out, I wasn’t far off – the swan walked right up to me and pecked me a few times! I think he wanted food. Unfortunately, I had no food to give him. I waved at him and he went away.

So that was my experience with Stroller Stride today. A swan bit me.

* Groupon or Stroller Stride did not pay me for this review. In fact, I paid them.

2 thoughts on “Stroller Stride (a swan bit me)”

  1. good for you for getting back into the swing of things with Stroller Strides! Don’t forget to tell your instructor about any health issues- she can really make sure the workout is right for you! The best thing- it only gets easier… 🙂

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