Running When You Have Kids!
For my second daughter, running with her in the stroller and my oldest girl on her bicycle was the equipment of choice. It was tough and the pace was slow but it got us out there and moving. It took me a little longer to get into shape but it was worth it. My second girl loved to move around and if she was still for too long, we would definitely hear about it. So, getting her in the stroller was more than just getting into shape. Once I got back to work, I knew that my family would be IN BED at 5am and I would head out every morning getting a nice 30-45 minute run in before starting my day. I always felt better about my day and would come back in a GREAT mood to get my family ready for school and/or work!
Now that my girls are older, it has become easier because we find trails/safe routes throughout our neighborhood where they can ride their bikes and I follow close behind. My oldest daughter will be 13 years old in a few weeks and she has definitely become a runner. She has actually gotten me out of bed to get a nice run in. The run also helps her when it comes to soccer. She can last longer in the games and is one of the few that will play the entire game! For me, as I get older, it has been a little tougher but it keeps me moving! As you read below, I am getting into shape for about 3 upcoming events and this has been a great way to push me!
I found a great article from ASICS that will be posted tomorrow morning that gives great tips on what you can do to keep those feet moving! As always, run happy and be safe!