Playgrounds are a great place for strength training... when the kids are old enough to sit in a swing by themselves or play on the monkey bars you can do lunges, pushups, squats, pull ups, you name it. And playing tag is a great cardio workout, especially as they get older (and faster) - and you're a hero to the other parents for playing with their kids too.
We also have both the jogging stroller and bike trailer, both of which are fantastic and totally worth the investment. My son (now 4 yrs) looks forward to our weekly long runs with the group (including a friend w/ her 1 yr old) and it's such a nice way to spend a Saturday morning. I pack a snack, drink, and a book or his V-tech game and he's a happy camper. He even came with me on our 10 miler.
No question - it's not easy... but it sure is worth it.
- 1/10/2008 10:55:10 AM