On one shoe I wear the Spark Tracker from Sparkpeople.com which tracks how many steps I've taken, length and type of activity and calories burned. As silly as it seems, it's a great motivator and has helped push me on when I have had the burning desire to fall down flat on the ground and give up.
Samuel and Benjamin led the way as I walked/jogged/ran next to Cecelia on her too-small-for-her bike with training wheels (Hunter and Izzy were staying the night at friends houses). Cece wore a fancy dress-up vest over a frilly shirt with leggings and fuzzy boots. On her back she carried a backpack filled with stuffed animals. Her hair stuck out in all directions due to her two-day-old braids. Hey, it was Saturday morning, anything goes. Half-way to the park she stopped in the middle of the road and decided she was done. So the rest of the way I had to jog along side her motivating and occasionally pushing her onward.
When we reached the park, I put Samuel in charge of Ben and Cecelia and I began to run the 1/3 mile track. It was a narrow gravel track that traced the outline of a large field, then swerved around the play area through some tall evergreens. It was nice to get lost in my music and feel the sun on my face. I didn't have a specific mileage that I wanted to accomplish but I knew it wouldn't be less than two miles. At two miles, Cecelia had to use the restroom, so that decided it was time to go....I was ready.
It ended up that Cece had a burst of energy for the bike ride back home (which was probably about half a mile) so I ended up jogging that distance as well. We stopped at Nana's on the way back home. As was expected she refueled the kids with cookies and Pop Tarts and gave me a bottle of water. The best part of the day was getting to visit with her.
To sum up my run on 2/28/15:
Not sure how long....
Felt great the whole time, I am slowly building endurance.
|My motivating thought for the day.|