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Jogging for Groceries

July 30, 2013

My grocery hike last week spurred me into action.  I’ve always wanted to combine my run with a trip to the grocery store.  But then how do you get the groceries home?  I’ve never seen a ‘grocery jogger’, like a baby jogger.  But then the thought struck me, why not just use a baby jogger?  So I went looking for one that is inexpensive, doesn’t look like a stroller, and is convertible to a bike trailer.  Found and ordered this one.

Grocery joggerOn the trip to the store, it was obvious that people thought I had a baby in there.  That felt a little awkward.   Also, the front wheel wobbled badly when I jogged.  It was fine when I walked.

At the store, I pulled the front cover back, and used the carrier as my grocery cart.  I got a few curious looks, but no negative reactions.  The produce lady loved it, and so did another lady who walked by as I was talking to the produce lady.

On the way home from the store, the front wheel didn’t wobble at all.  The carrier obviously needs the weight in order to operate properly as a jogger.

Distance each way is 1.35 miles.  Total trip time was 80 minutes, with a full load of groceries, including a 16 pound bag of dog food.

IMG_3872aOne concern I have is with the way the front wheel sticks out.  It could be a tripping hazard for someone at the store.  I tried to maneuver the cart so the front wheel was never sticking out in the aisle.  The front wheel extension is on a hinge, and can fold back underneath the cart for storage.  So, I’m going to try to fashion a front wheel position that doesn’t stick out so far, for use at the store.  Stay tuned…

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From → Food, Running

2 Comments
  1. pamheld permalink

    What an excellent idea! I’m glad you were happy with the jogger’s performance. I see what you mean about the front wheel sticking out – it will be interesting to see how you adapt.

    Nice tile, by the way! 🙂

    • Thanks! I’m thinking on the front wheel. I need to come up with something for that.

      Haha, yes, that’s the tile. Thanks. All done but the spots under the two corner posts. That is this week’s project. 🙂

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