Before we get started lets pause for a moment to
bitch about address how busy we are.
Deadlines, blogging, work, family, friends, LIFE yada yada DONE.
Now that THAT’S out of the way—Id love to borrow one minute and fifty nine seconds of your day.
Close to two minutes you’ll never get back and yet less than two minutes to experience the Miz Becomes Phil Dunphy of the AMAZING Street Strider Summit 8r.
The video captures all my first experiences on the Strider and my progression from AWKWARD GAZELLE to…mildly less awkward misfit.
Please to enjoy.
What did we learn? (AKA transcript alert for those of you blog-reading at the office):
- The Street Strider has a learning curve—and it’s a short one. I have not laughed as hard in my 43.75 years as I did on my initial attempt to get the Street Strider out of my driveway. And then allofasudden it CLICKED. Once I figured out how to gain forward motion it stuck and I was striding.
- It’s easier if youve skied before. Not captured on film is how the Husband EASILY grasped the side-to-side movement of the Strider. Suffice it to say I was raised by a mother who insisted Jews dont ski (or have dogs, golf, drink–but thats a different blog post).
- If you listen closely you can hear the Tornado cheering and giggling. She loves every single thing about my Strider. I loathe cardio. Her giggling, loving and imploring me to go striding with her while she rides her bike has been FANTASTIC for my heart-fitness.
- Miz cannot make herself heard through a helmet. I tried. *Of course* when I stride I wear a SKULLmet. When Im vlogging said SKULLmet muffles my voice. Do not stride without proper protective gear—preferably emblazoned with girly skulls.
Lay it on me.
- Did you watch my initial attempts and think: I could have learned the forward motion far faster?
- Are you now longing for a Street Strider as the Husband & Tornado are?
- Can you name the BILL MURRAY movie from whence the vlog clip originated?
FTC: This is not a compensated post. The Summit 8r was sent to me for review. The laughing till I cried & love of the forward motion is all my own.
Juan Castillo saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:16 am
Do not think I can do better, lol. It’s all about practice. It’s like anything, at the beginning is difficult and hard, but then, with some practice, everything becomes easier.
Pamela Hernandez saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:18 am
Like learning to ride bike! Nice. I would love to play on one of those.
Andrea@WellnessNotes saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:24 am
Looks like fun! And very you! 🙂 And, no, I could not have learned the forward motion far faster!!!
Toni @Runninglovingliving saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:28 am
Love this video!!!!! Looks like a fun piece of equipment once you get the hang of it!!!! Love your helmet too!!!!!
Runner Girl saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:28 am
Where is it from?
MizFit saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:40 am
just a plain helmet with a STICKER slapped on 🙂
Kierston @candyfit saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:56 am
hahahhahah!!! LOVE THE VIDEO!!! Wish I was there lol
I want to try!
Coco saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:09 am
I found myself trying to push you along! Looks like it works more muscles than you’d think — not to mention those laughter muscles. 😉
Barbara saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:23 am
I….love….this. Fantastic workout and fun.
Runner Girl saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:28 am
I love this!
Did you get a trainer thing for indoors?
Rita saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:28 am
Oh my gosh, Miz.
This is perfect for you!!!!
Brad Gouthro saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:33 am
A+ for effort! A+ for Bill Murray shout out!
Lara saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:34 am
Love the vlog as I’ve wondered how hard those things are to learn.
robin saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:43 am
One of my fave movies ever! “There are two types of people in this world: those who like Neil Diamond and those who don’t.”
I can’t even tell you how much I want to stride at the beach alongside my husband on his adult tricycle. My children may never venture in public again.
Angela @ Happy Fit Mama saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:44 am
That looks awesome! I want one!
BTW – love the video!
Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:46 am
I would have SO MUCH FUN with a Street Strider cruising around Savannah!
Izzy saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:01 am
Is it tough on the hills?
MizFit saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:41 am
THANKFULLY NO 🙂
The Summit 8r is for hills and has gears…
Kim saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:04 am
My favorite part of the video was hearing the Tornado in the background giggling!!! I also liked when she started clapping after you got going!
Olive saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:06 am
This is so you!!
I can completely envision your whole family striding through the streets of your new neighborhood, Miz.
Fun post and great video.
Linz @ Itz Linz saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:11 am
ok that looks super hard, but super fun! i totally want to come play!!
Shelley B saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:18 am
What About Bob?
Strider looks fun, once you get moving!
Natalia saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:23 am
I’m Striding!! Love it! 🙂
Sallie saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:25 am
You seem so joyful on the Strider.
That’s what would sell me on it too.
Contemplative Fitness saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:36 am
All take in, “stride”, yes…?
Lisa @ RunWiki saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:39 am
I want one!!!
Mindy @ Road Runner Girl saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:49 am
Aww I LOVE this video!!! And I loved hearing your daughter laugh in the background! Once you figured it out it looked like a lot of fun! It probably would have taken me longer to get it going lol!
Dresden (@DresdenPlaid) saysApril 2, 2013 at 7:58 am
HA! I love it. It looks seriously fun and I appreciate that you shared your learning process.
Jody - Fit at 55 saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:15 am
LOVE the fun & the giggles in the background – Tornado! 🙂 I can see myself actually like this vs. me now hating a bike! 🙂 Love the Phil Dunphy mention!!! 🙂 Looks fun to me!
KCLAnderson (Karen) saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:18 am
Not sure why, but it kind of scares me…as does riding a bike (maybe because I was sideswiped by car when I was 12).
Kat saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:20 am
Lolol love it! I’d totally do the same thing!
Wendy saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:33 am
I LOVED watching this! It looks like so much fun! And loved your little girls giggles! Nothing like watching Mommma learn how to do something!
Erica saysApril 2, 2013 at 9:01 am
You’re so fun. I wish we lived closer and could hang out 🙂 Adore that we got to see you aha moment!
Kristina saysApril 2, 2013 at 9:08 am
good morning, Gill. I said, GOOD MORNING, Gill.
this looks super fun! I guess it’s a new learning curve, but it does look like once you get it…
can it turn? it looks BIG, like you need to navigate like a semi truck (you know, if you’re turning right, you must turn left into the right…)
Geosomin saysApril 2, 2013 at 9:31 am
That looks like a heckuva lot of fun. I think I’d love one of those 🙂
Laura N saysApril 2, 2013 at 9:34 am
What About Bob (love that movie, perfect clip!) What a fun video. I envy your CA sunshine.
Elle saysApril 2, 2013 at 9:58 am
Really looks like so much fun. Would be great on the beach!
Tamara saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:02 am
Apparently the StreetStrider is like my mornings; a little tough to get going and a few rough starts before clear sailing!
Love that you included your learning curve 🙂
Crabby McSlacker saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:08 am
Ooh, WANT WANT WANT!
I love shiny new fitness toys to play with. Thanks for the demo!
Deb roby saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:09 am
I’ve seen people have similar problems getting an elliptical to work at the gym. There is something about the coordination that is slightly different.
Also? who says Jews don’t golf??
Kerri O saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:10 am
The video made me giggle. This looks soooooo cool.
Andrea Kruse saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:26 am
Definitely a different kinda “bike”. Great video to go with it. I would love to get my hands on one to try out.
misszippy1 saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:45 am
I am laughing first about your mother and her notions–excellent stuff! And it really does look like fun, although I fear I’d kill myself.
Vonnie saysApril 2, 2013 at 10:50 am
I’ve wondered about this. Is it too huge for your garage? Where do you keep it? I want one.
MIZ saysApril 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm
In the carport!!:-)
GiGi Eats Celebrities saysApril 2, 2013 at 11:12 am
GAH!!!!!!! GiGi Wants this SOOOOOOOO badly!!!! Sooo badly! I am going to go rent one down in Venice and just ride the coast of California! LOL!
Sara saysApril 2, 2013 at 1:11 pm
You must be their Spokesmisfit 🙂
The video is awesome.
mimi saysApril 2, 2013 at 3:38 pm
Oh, now i want one! And i would take a while to learn it, i know, but it wouldn’t matter.
Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's saysApril 2, 2013 at 4:50 pm
That would totally be me, but addd 40000 extra takes of me still not getting it haha! Bravo what a great video 🙂
Mindy Artze saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:16 pm
You are hysterial! That was awesome. I loved hearing your little cheerleader clapping for you!!! LOVE this!
Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:29 pm
You were trying so hard. Even I had to root for your awkward success!
Sara @ Mom Endeavors saysApril 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm
Haha! So fun! Definitely looks like there is a learning curve! 😉
Cammy@TippyToeDiet saysApril 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm
Fun stuff! This looks like one of those things about which I’d say, “How hard can it be?” And then I’d get on and find out. LOL But that’s what makes it fun, and you get the added health benefit of laughing.
Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired saysApril 2, 2013 at 8:21 pm
That looks like so much fun! I had no idea that it would be easier if you have gone skiing before but it makes sense.
Lynette S saysApril 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm
That was beyond awesome! And the “What About Bob” clip, LOLZ!
Amy @ Oh So Savvy Mom saysApril 3, 2013 at 8:28 am
Haha, looks like so much fun! I’ve seen these before. My husband totally wanted one at one time.
Jennifer@knackfornutrition saysApril 3, 2013 at 8:42 am
I want to try one of those so bad! I always see a guy on one when I am out running and he looks like he is having so much fun!
FiddleDeeAshley saysApril 3, 2013 at 9:16 am
There’s someone in my neighborhood that has one of these and I’m so jealous! It looks like a ton of fun!
Tami @Nutmeg Notebook saysApril 3, 2013 at 10:58 am
That is very cool! I have never seen anything like it.
Patty saysApril 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm
I love it! Very interesting ride. I’d definitely still be in the driveway. My coordination is not the best. Looks like a lot of fun.
The giggles were precious! 🙂
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf saysApril 3, 2013 at 11:42 pm
And thank you for this. This just made my week!
Lee saysApril 4, 2013 at 3:20 am
The street strider looks like you are at the gym getting your work out and getting the sun shine on your face at the same time. Looks like a great concept. I must admit the first one that some people saw going down the street would turn a few heads. I prefer exercising outdoors so to me this should really be promoted.
Great heads up thanks lee
Maria saysApril 4, 2013 at 6:52 am
Very funny video. By 1:26 seconds the penny finally dropped. Although for me, I think I will stick to my good old 2 wheel bicycle.
Maxine saysApril 4, 2013 at 11:38 am
Wow, that looks so fun…..and hard lol 🙂
Bennjamin saysApril 4, 2013 at 1:09 pm
Wow Looks Like fun!! Skiing would definitely help, though I’m not sure stopping down a double black diamond would fair so well!!
Morgan@Balanced Daily saysApril 4, 2013 at 2:14 pm
That street strider looks like an awesome workout! I grew up skiing a few times a year so I feel like I would be able to catch on quickly (hopefully!) I feel like that movement would be a lot more difficult with so many aspects to juggle and on pavement, the fall would hurt a lot more!
Dave saysApril 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm
Great video and I love Bill’s cameo. You do make a great point in the video with your perseverance and determination to get that forward motion. Once achieved it becomes second nature to you. Great job!
Greg Sandhurst saysApril 7, 2013 at 12:19 pm
That’s one weird looking contraption! It looks like a collapsed bicycle with a cloned front wheel. Looks pretty awkward to use too, But I guess if there’s work involved, then that’s more calories burned!
Adam saysApril 7, 2013 at 12:31 pm
That looks like a whole load of fun 🙂
Tonette saysApril 8, 2013 at 5:38 am
Best video ever, Mizzy!!!
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Mike saysApril 20, 2013 at 11:18 pm
Great, this is exactly what my wife and I wondered! It’s not that hard.