Monday, November 01, 2010
I recently discovered that my daughter's street is exactly one half mile long. I work for her as nanny to my grandson while she is working.
Once we got out of the intense heat days, I began trying to take DGS for a walk every day that the weather permits. I was shocked at the time it took the first day. Then I got it down to 17 min...then 15 and last Friday, 13.
I would be happy with 15 minutes each day. I am pushing a stroller with a 1+ yr old and sometimes have to stop to pick up hats, toys, shoes or who knows what he has thrown out. that affects the timing. Today we had a dog trying to lick his face so I had to keep dodging our new friend.
So, this one mile walk is my "extra" mile...can't do it every day..can't take it home with me for days I don't work. It is a nice perk for my job, good for my grandson as well. It's extra in addition to my daily exercise regime at home. Still trying to find ways to amp that up..but that is a topic for another day.
My husband asked me today: "How long till he wants to WALK it with you?" That's next. I remember when my kids put the kabosh on my daily exercise walks...they wouldn't stay in the stroller..they wanted to push it themselves. lol