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Modified Run = Family Fun!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Yesterday was a day of procrastination. I got up late, we hurried breakfast and got to church at the last minute. We came home, I went grocery shopping (by myself!), we had some lunch and watched some football. A nice day with the family, but the original plan was to go for at least a 5 mile run with the hubby.
By this point we were all feeling lazy. The kids were playing video games, I was comfy on the couch and John was half asleep. Not for long...
I got up, went to my room and changed into my running clothes. John got jealous and said he wanted to run too. But it was a little late for that long run. So we had the kids put on sneakers and all went to the park together instead. They rode bikes and we ran, taking turns sprinting and staying behind waiting for Nathan slow poke (5). At the park, I played tag and raced with Nathan, John played catch with Connor, and Violet saw some friends and played with them.
So much fun!
We got out as a whole family and had active fun. We took advantage of the beautiful weather. We were silly. Then we ran/rode back home. It was late and we threw dinner plans out the window in favor of takeout, but we made healthier choices and enjoyed it.
Not the workout I had planned, but sometimes it is better to throw our "plan" out the window and just have fun.
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GODIVADSG 1/31/2013 9:21AM

    What a great time with the family. Our plans are not always his plans emoticon

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NANNABLACK 1/22/2013 7:24AM

    Fun time. Enjoy your time with your family.

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KATIBUG49 1/21/2013 10:43PM

    Great fun time for the entire family while getting in some exercise. Love it!

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PMRUNNER 1/21/2013 2:58PM

    Plans are great, but sometimes it is fun to throw the plans out the window. It sounds like you made some good choices along the way too.

I enjoy when I can get the kids involved in my workout too. Sometimes I take my two youngest in the jogger while my 4 year old bikes along on the bike trail. Before the trail got covered with snow, we were going up to 5 miles at a pretty good clip!

Way to go!

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