Today Is The Day
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Today is the last day of school. Last night I was at my sister's. We were discussing where and what to do with the kids this year. We are considering getting DD a seasons pass to an amusement park. She has a friend that will be going almost weekly. DS is 14 and doesn't want to do much but hang with friends and go to the beach. I'm okay with that as long as he does spend some quality time with us.
I was thinking more along the lines of no real cost except gas/food and more exercise. We came up with a few places that aren't very far to drive, most are within 2 hours. One will be a few days if not weeks to fully see which equals A LOT of hiking. The others are more of a day excursion. So starting next week we will be out walking/hiking some trails. I'd like to start tomorrow but DD has a sleep over party tonight, DS has a party tonight also and he is having a party here tomorrow. They of course will be at the beach most of the day thankfully.
Not sure how often the kids will want to go with me but if they don't that's fine too. I enjoy my own company and a couple of places allow dogs on the trails.
Also the goal for the end of summer is to be walking to the beach and back after having a swim. It's about 3.92 miles (6.31 km) round trip. It doesn't sound that long, but I have biked it in the past and it was hard to make it home after going for even an hour swim. I know I can do it, I just have to work at it. For the first while, I will probably not really go out swimming but just enjoy watching the kids.
For the summer rainy days will be housework days. I don't sleep in, I'm always up by 6:30am anyway so I will be getting my workout and of course daily stuff done and out of the way so when the kids get up we can just get going.
This is the only goal I'm setting for the summer - to get out and move every nice day we have. By holding to it and continuing with my daily workout (kettle bell or Turbo Jam) before we head out I know the weight will take care of itself.