January 14, 2016
Got my Brooks on….and It’s 57 degrees in January!
There are days where my training gets a tad boring – and redundant. (I’m training for my next half marathon – Hospital Hill Half Marathon) But today was anything but a normal training day!
What a perfect way to spend an afternoon… running with my youngest. Mr Kash loves getting out and strolling down the trail with mamma. And when he jumps out to run with me – his smile is ear to ear! Afterall, 57 degrees in January…you know I’m out running and Kash couldn’t wait to get outside either. Any opportunity I have to get outside with my kiddos, I’ll take it!
The fun didn’t stop there. After picking Kailee up from school we headed to the park to enjoy the last few hours of the gorgeous weather before the cold front moves in tomorrow. We love spending time at Bass Pro. There is so much to do there; a playground, feeding the ducks and/or walking/hiking the trail around the lake passing the waterfall. My kids love it! Today was no exception, the kids had a good time watching the ducks skate around on the ice while they were at the park.
It didn’t take long before all three kiddos were heading towards the trail for a little family hike – sans the hubby who was working 🙁
“We’re going on a trip in our favorite rocket ship…” The Little Einsteins theme song apparently seemed like a good fit, even though we weren’t on a rocket ship 🙂 nonetheless, the kids had a blast on our mini hike/adventure/treasure hunt!
Too many times I hear stories about kids and their video games. And while I don’t have anything against video games (in moderation of course) there is no better feeling than getting your blood circulating, muscles warm and your body moving! And not to mention a great family activity! Being active doesn’t have to mean going to a gym everyday. Finding ways to be active as a family can make it fun and so much more enjoyable. My not so normal training day today was just what I needed to mix it up this week.
Next time your kids go outside – join them! Go on a walk, hike or mini adventure! Life is all about balance. Today was a great training day for me and a great family day for all of us! Now that’s a Win-win!
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