My oldest turned FIVE this week. FIVE! I’m not ready to have a five-year-old, as it sounds SO much older than four. But before you ask – how does this relate to running – I’ll let you know. For his birthday, he wanted to wake up early and “go for a run with Mommy.” So, that’s how we started his day! With a 2 mile run/walk 🙂
He did such a great job! He has run a mile without stopping before, but I am not really running these days without stopping, so I was glad he was open to (and wanted to) walk/run. After the walk/run, we walked to get pancakes for his breakfast, which was another 2 miles, and then we walked around the zoo later that day (almost 3 miles). At the end of the day, he had 25,000+ steps!
The next day, he wanted to run/walk again, so this time we did 3.7 miles – his longest that I know of! Though it was fun having a run/walk buddy, I prefer when he sleeps later 🙂
And here’s what this week looked like from a running/walking standpoint:
Sunday: 4.2 treadmill miles – B was out golfing for Father’s Day, so I got in a run before the kids got up
Monday: 4.2 miles
Tuesday: 4.5 miles
Wednesday: 2.33 miles with the birthday boy! (plus lots of walking later)
Thursday: 3.7 miles
Friday: 4.51 miles
Saturday: 3.31 miles
Total: 26.75 mi
Weeks Pregnant: 36
Running Streak Day (If you count the run/walks): 429
Some questions for you
- Does your birthday typically include a run or some other form of activity?
- For those of you with kids – do you run with them? How did you start/how old were they?