I’m a little disappointed that I only got 2 runs in this week. Having Monday off, it should have been easy to get at least 3 runs on the books. However it didn’t happen that way.
Monday I ran on the treadmill because we had just gotten a fresh dump of snow that hadn’t been removed from the roads, much less the sidewalks. It was a good workout totally 3.4 miles. I had set the treadmill program on random and it threw some crazy hills my way. The problem with hills on the treadmill is that you don’t know how long they are going to be. Knowing if you are almost at the top of the hill makes it easier to fight on – though not wanting to fall off the back of the treadmill is some great motivation too!
Saturday morning when I woke up it was -1 so I waited a couple of hours and when I left the temperature was at 0, though when I got home it was back at -1. Every one was sound asleep when I did a pretty random 4.6 mile run that included Downtown and Cedar Riverside. I started to go out on a further route when I realized I was starting to get cold so I made a quick course correction which led me on the random route home. It was a decent run though the fresh dusting of snow that was falling covered up the icy patches and I almost completely bit it!
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: B.O.B.® single and double strollers
Units: About 337,000 in the United States and 20,000 in Canada
Importer: B.O.B. Trailers Inc., of Boise, Idaho
Hazard: A drawstring on the stroller can get wrapped around a child’s neck, posing a strangulation hazard.
Injuries/Incidents: The firm has received one report of an 11-month-old girl who got entangled at the neck by the stroller’s drawstring. The child was freed by her mother.
Description: This recall involves the following 11 models of B.O.B.® single and double strollers. The name “B.O.B” appears on the cargo basket under the stroller and on the front of the stroller. All of the recalled strollers have a yellow/orange drawstring at the rear of the canopy which is used to gather loose fabric when the canopy is pulled back. Strollers have the serial number either stamped in the frame or on a white label located on the stroller’s rear right leg.
Serial # ranges
Sport Utility Stroller
12362 – 35107
AA00001 – AA025490
Sport Utility Stroller D’Lux
12362 – 35107
AB000001 – AB007940
800000 – 803700
Sport Utility Duallie
002001 – 008068
AD000001 – AD011252
AE000001 – AE008909
AF000001 – AF189112
AK000001 – AK024149
AG000001 – AG011163
AH000001 – AH072921
Revolution Duallie 12”
AL000001 – AL012657
Stroller Strides® Duallie
AM000001 – AM003229
Sold at: REI, buy buy Baby and other stores nationwide and on the Web at Babiesrus.com, Target.com and Amazon.com between April 2002 and February 2011 for between $300 and $600.
Manufactured in: Taiwan and China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled strollers and remove the drawstring. If using a separately purchased Weather Shield or Sun Shield accessory with the recalled stroller, contact B.O.B. Trailers for a free canopy retrofit kit.
Use Stroller Only
Use Stroller With Optional
Weather Shield Accessory
Consumer Contact: For additional information, or to order a canopy retrofit kit, contact B.O.B. Trailers at (855) 242-2245 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.bobcanopy.com
—CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting www.saferproducts.gov
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death from thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. The CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed significantly to the decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC’s teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054.
My highest mileage week since the 2nd week of the year! A whopping 12 miles!! It was also the most runs I’ve done in one week, 3. Thanks in large part to the warmer weather and having a 4 day weekend! I was able to run on Weds, Friday, and Sunday. The weekday runs were easy 3 milers, while Sunday was with the guys and a little longer. I was also able to sneak in a trainer ride on Saturday while Nadia slept.
We had some nice warm temperatures, right before we got another round of snow. The warmth was nice, though it made for lots of puddles and eventually ice. I won’t complain though. Without the week of warm weather the 13 inches that we just got would have been ridiculous! The Twin Cities are quickly approaching a record year of snow fall. The record is 98.6 inches and we are well over 70, with March producing an average of 12 inches.
I also finished my latest book, The Spanish Bow. Mostly fiction, but with some historical underpinnings, it was a somewhat long novel starting during the Spanish American War and ending in the 1970′s. The author followed the life a young cellist from his poor upbringing, to playing for the Queen, fighting for the Spanish Republic and surviving World War II in France. If you like music or history this is a good read. I’m at 3 books for 2010.