Friday, May 31, 2013
My seventeen year old son (my younget kiddo) has expressed interest in running. He's pretty inactive in the cold weather. He's in front of his computer a lot. He does not work out. he has no interest in sports. he doesn't like to walk or hike with me (unlike his older brother). He does carpentry and does a lot of repairs around the house and has been helping the grandparents of a friend do home renovations. During the growing season he works on a farm 2-4 days a week. That's hard, physical labor. All in all he's strong but softer than he'd like around the middle. I would love to see him develop some healthy, active habits.
He bought some running shoes and we went out for the first time today. His pace is just so much faster than mine. I guess I should have expected it. He is 31 years younger, six inches taller and not overweight! I jog slow enough that I can be lapped by just about anyone who walks at a brisk pace!He couldn't really seem to slow down enough to match my pace and there is no way I can go faster! it was frustrating and no fun for either of us.
He was ready to quit and never go out again. But after we got home and he had time to rest and think about it, he seemed ready to give it another try. I think he could ride down to the park with me when I go to run but do his own thing. We've been going for the walk/run at a small community park with a quarter mile loop. He's going to try walking one, jogging one loop at his own pace while I (and my daughter when she's back) does the c25k week two.