Every Mom is Actually Running a 5K

Why you’re probably accomplishing more than you think.

Every Mom is Actually Running a 5K

*We’ve partnered with Mountain Buggy to celebrate the hard work that moms are doing every day! In the grind that is parenting, a workout can feel like a real luxury. Between taking care of the kids, the house, the errands and oftentimes a job too, who has time to fit in a workout? You do! And guess what? You’re probably already fitting in it without even realizing it! High fives for the Mama 5K! Don’t believe us? We’ve partnered with Mountain Buggy to prove it. We sent one very real mom on her mundane, but necessary, errand run with the Mountain Buggy +one™ and asked her to report back on her accomplishments. The results? She checked off her entire “to-do” list -- plus a 5K (and then some!) while she was at it. Show us your Mom 5K! Share a story on Instagram and tag us @wellroundedny! Go mama, go! Mom: Tiffaney McCannon Location: Brooklyn, New York Kids: Mac (7 years) and Sally (7 months) 1. School Drop Off. Today my day starts off with taking Mac to school with Sally along for the ride. I have to run in for a minute to pick up something for Mac in the office, but our Mountain Buggy stroller is so easy to fold with just one hand, even with both seats on it. Distance: The walk is .3 miles or 881 steps. 2. Garden Duty. After dropping Mac off I head over to the schools garden, as the garden’s grant administrator I need to stop by to verify the plants being delivered today! 3. Naptime! I race home to get Sally down for a nap and work for a couple of hours. Distance: Another .3 miles or 902 steps since I took a different way home:) 4. Smoothie Stop. Once Sally is awake, we head out to run errands. Our first stop is the Brooklyn Standard for a smoothie -- I need a little pick me up! Their Stumptown coffee smoothie really hits the spot. Distance: .5 miles or 1454 steps. 5. Pharmacy Pick Up. From The Standard I walk to Rite Aid to pick up a prescription. Navigating the narrow aisles requires some serious maneuverability but the Mountain Buggy +one is up to the task. Distance: Adding .6 miles or 1885 steps to my day. 6. Grocery Run. I walk across the street from Rite Aid and hit up Associated for a few groceries. I love that the Mountain Buggy +one has extra storage behind the seat -- I use this on a daily basis. Distance: 197 steps or .1 miles (not including all the steps I took in the grocery store!). 7. Laundry, Laundry, Laundry. From Associated I walk to Sunshine Laundromat. This laundromat is a hidden gem in Greenpoint - in the back there is a secret bar/pinball room! I am planning my son’s birthday party there, so I needed to stop by to hammer out a few details. Sally is asleep again thanks to the smooth ride in the Mountain Buggy +one. Distance: 397 steps or .2 miles. 8. And the Tailor, Too. Since I’m in the hood I stop by my favorite tailor in Greenpoint at Manhattan Avenue Cleaners to drop off a pair of pants that need a hem. The Garden is just a few doors down so I stop there too for a few more things for dinner. Distance: 201 steps or .1 miles. 9. Dinner Prep and a Little Work. Headed back home to get dinner started and get a little more work done. Distance: 1 mile or 2115 steps. Phew! 10. Extracurriculars. A bit before 3pm, Sally and I head back to the school for a workshop that Mac’s second grade teachers are hosting. Distance: .3 miles or 884 steps. 11. After School's Over. After the workshop I walk over to Norman Avenue to pick Mac up from after school. Mac is constantly filling up the gigantic lower basket with his backpack, BeyBlades and other personal items. 990 steps or .4 miles. 12. Park Playdate. We stop at McGolrick Park for a quick play date. It turns out I’m not the only one who loves the Mountain Buggy +one -- I convert the storage space behind Sally into an extra seat and Sally’s friend hops in for a quick ride around the park. Distance: 2 miles or 697 steps. 13. Home at Last! Finally my day out and about is almost over! We head home from McGolrick Park. Distance: 908 steps or .4 miles. Total: I hustled around Brooklyn for a total of 4.4 miles or 11,511 steps!


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A crib that can grow through childhood + beyond

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A cozy blanket for snuggles + security

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Blankets have earned their spot on millions upon millions of registries for good reason: They function as stroller covers or play mats during the early days, then become beloved security items in the toddler years.


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Sealy Cozy Rest Extra Firm Crib and Toddler Mattress

Fun fact: A standard crib and toddler bed actually use the same size mattress. That's why it's smart to get a quality crib mattress right out of the gate: One less thing to change up in a few years!


A changing table that doubles as a dresser

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If space is at a premium in your baby's nursery, look for a combination changing table and dresser. That way, you can keep using the dresser long after your little one is potty trained.


A car seat that converts to a booster

Safety 1st Grow and Go 3-in-1 Convertible Car Seat

The safest place for your child is in the backseat of your car, in either a car seat or (later) booster. But instead of buying a new seat for each phase, you can check off multiple boxes at once by adding a convertible car seat to your registry.


A stroller that accommodates big kids, too

Graco FastAction Jogger LX Stroller

The need for a good stroller doesn't end when your little one learns to walk, so look for a stroller that can accommodate bigger kids, too. We recommend a jogging stroller that allows you to attach an infant car seat and is still perfectly spacious for toddlers.


A place to dine for years to come

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From first bites to family dinners around the table, one single high chair can be the solution you need. That is, if you look for a version that adapts into a booster seat when your child is ready for a plate at the table.


A white noise machine + alarm clock in one

Hatch Rest Sound Machine, Night Light & Time-to-Rise

After spending months listening to ambient noise in the womb, white noise remains incredibly comforting for your child. It's nice to have a sound machine that can transition to a time-to-rise clock down the line. By cueing with sounds and colors, these clocks reinforce healthy sleep habits.


A baby carrier that can haul a toddler, too

Infantino Flip 4-in-1 Convertible Carrier

A carrier is a major help when your baby loves being held, but you need use of your hands. But even months or years down the line, you can still get use out of that carrier. To maximize longevity, look for one that can be used with your child facing outward or even carried on your back as they grow.


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