After missing my 5:30 a.m. alarm – (hey it happens, right?), I was so discouraged at the thought of missing my run. And then something really special happened, running really became a family affair.
The four of us set out (2 in a stroller) and completed 3 km. Pushing 175 lb was a great upper body workout, but I really think it should count as more km! Then, dh and I each took a turn completing another 2km, while the kiddies played at the park. It was fun running as a family. Our oldest daughter (3 1/2) even ran with Mommy! She is currently training for her own race with Belle to the Castle! Dh is training for his own race: Tough Mudder. (Pushing that stroller and dodging water bottles, hats, toys, shoes is an obstacle in and of itself.) Our youngest was happy to come for the ride and acted as our portable water station. But, she did do a post workout at the park! She too is signed up to do the Diaper Dash at Disney!
What a wonderful morning at the park spending quality time together as a family and modeling the importance of daily physical activity. It was priceless! How do you balance running with family and the chaos of life?