I went for a run ... with my ENTIRE family.
Yup, it was pretty sweet.
As most of you are aware, my bride recently completed the Couch-to-5K program and ran her first 5K. The program worked so well for her that she thought it would be perfect to use to get our two
heathens kids more active.
Our kiddos are active ... to a point. Jayson plays baseball nearly year round and mixes in some basketball when he can't get on the ball field. Haylee plays soccer, does gymnastics and cartwheels around the kitchen. But when they aren't doing those activities, they are generally at home, on the couch watching TV or playing video games.
My bride and I want our kids to learn to live a fun, healthy, active lifestyle early on and not wait until their much older when it becomes much harder to adapt and embrace like some people I know. (Not naming any names, but their initials are Jay Stancil. :-D )
So, about two hours after dinner, we went to the high school track for our first workout as a family.
|The kids did run the Kids Half Marathon|
at the Secret City Half last November.
Jayson got the running bug then.
We started out together, but as the workout progressed, we ended up in pairs - Jayson and I running together and Haylee and my bride together. In all, the first workout lasted 30 minutes. It began with 5 minutes of brisk walking followed by alternating between 1 minute of jogging and 1.5 minutes of walking for a 20-minute period before wrapping up with a 5-minute cool down walk.
Couch-to-5K is not a hard program and is perfect for beginners. Both kids survived with Jayson going 1.84 miles and Haylee 1.7 miles during their first workout. Haylee's not too sold on this running thing, but Jayson appears ready to come back for more. Of course, we've told Jayson this will help him out a lot in playing baseball, so that was an easy sell.
Plans are to have workout on Friday, and we'll see how this goes. I look forward to the day when I can run a 5K with my kids. That day looks to be coming closer and closer.