The Countdown Begins!
We have less than two weeks until our first family run/walk. I’m not really sure how it’s going to turn out, but I know we will have a blast. We are registered for the Kansas City Zoo Run 2014, run for the King Penguins. When I first saw the ad I knew it was the perfect event for the Sinthusys, we love the Zoo and the penguins!
There’s still time to signup if anyone wants to join us!
People are always saying how great it is that I take my kids running with me. Truth is it started because it was a solution to my
There are a few common
excuses reasons why parents chose not to can’t work-out and/or get active.
I don’t have time
I have my kids/ I don’t have a sitter
I can’t afford a gym membership
I used all of these and more. Until I realized that an active lifestyle took care of all my
reasons excuses . That’s when I started to focus on, how I WOULD not why I couldn’t. I might not always get the solo 45-60 minute run, but I get my miles in and sometimes a better workout because I’m pushing a double jogging stroller. If I waited until I had time to drive to the gym, workout for 45-60 min and drive home… ha! that would NEVER happen! (except maybe on my Birthday).
Besides my kids enjoy going with me and it’s become a way for us to spend time together, being active. Last year I ran my first 5k with Kailee, she was 4 then. This year Kobe, who is almost 3, wants to run with us! My hubby, Sai, is doing the 1 mile walk with our youngest Kash (he will be 4 months old the day of the race). I wouldn’t mind taking Kash with me after all he goes 5 miles with me now; but I don’t want to push my luck! J
We have been “training” for the big day.
I let the kids decide if they want to run, walk or ride. It’s awesome to see how their running has progressed on its own. Each one started asking to get out of the stroller and run with me and I said, ok. At first it would be a few seconds of running and then walking and now there are days that I feel like I can’t keep up with them. When we go, I take my stroller and Kobe runs anywhere from 0-2 miles. There are some days he just wants to ride in the stroller, and that’s great.
I don’t know if Kobe can run/walk the entire 4 miles that’s why I’m taking my stroller.After all, 4 miles is a lot; more than many adults could handle. Since, I don’t want to mess with the double stroller, I’m only taking the single – so the Kiddos will have to switch off and rest one at a time, if needed. Kailee might be ok – but if not, that’s ok I’m already so proud of these kids!
Let’s GO Team Sinthusy!