Monday, August 02, 2010

Running and exercising with kids

I don't boast fast times when I run, nor do I run 30-40 miles a week. I try to hit 20 miles a week, and at best, I come close (although my new training plan that starts this month for the half marathon in November and the full in February have me running 20+ miles each week). I work full-time, have 2 kids, and I could go on with the list of other things I am involved in, but I would just bore you to death.

I do try to keep my workouts at night after the kids go to bed or incorporate the kids into my workouts (Ray takes the early morning shift running). Like yesterday. I took the girls to see a movie, then we went back home where all they wanted to do again was watch TV. Since for the first time in 2 months it wasn't 90+ degrees outside and I needed a measly 2.5 miles to get my 20 miles for the week, I took the kids to a local track at a middle school. Ashley biked, Audrey biked and ran/walked. I ran and the girls had fun watching me for my last 2 laps.

I also wrote for a great website, Diets in Review this past weekend. You can check out my article here....


SJ said...

You do always seem to stay busy! Which I think is great, and you get your kids involved too - which is even better!

Good luck on your training, and look at you, writing for Diets in Review. ;)

Awesome article.

Melinda said...

Isn't it amazing how much kids want to mimic their parents! I love it - great idea to take them with you to the track (I have done that also!).

I will check out your article on Diets in Review.

Carrie said...

I'd wanted to do that also, the idea you gave me inspires me to be like you. It is good to have bonding with kids in a healthy way too.