Sunday RunPosted: April 3, 2011
Took Michael and Emily for a run this morning. I have always tried to include them in some form of exercise. I want them to have a life long love of exercise. I want them to think of it as fun. I want them to enjoy the challenge and be proud of their strong bodies. They have joined me on runs before – usually one or two miles. It has been a while though. I wanted to take them today for the fun of it. I also wanted to work them hard. We’ve been having some discipline issues lately, especially with Emily. I was thinking that perhaps if we keep her busy and physically active, her attitude might improve. I hope so, I am running out of other ideas.
So, we ran. We ran from our house 1/2 mile to Fair Oaks Ranch School. Once there (The last little bit of that run is up a pretty steep hill.) I let them rest/play on the playground while I ran one lap. Then they joined me for a lap, then played, then joined me for 2, then played, ran one with me, played again and then finished strong with 2 more laps. Actually, Michael did 3 that last time. First one didn’t count because he whined and complained and ended up walking most of it. After all that running we played a little while longer on the playground before heading home, where we ran the downhill parts and walked the big uphill. All in all, I figure I ran about 3.5 – 4 miles and they ran two. Not bad! Especially when you think that they were playing in between laps. That counts as exercise too!