HELLO Bloggers! ... or what's left of you... I've been blogging so infrequently that I'm afraid I've lost a few of my friends. So if you're still with me~ THANKS! And hopefully I'll get some of my blogging buddies to stop back by again, soon.
This morning after dropping Lauren off at school, I came home & started getting my workout clothing on. Typically I drop Lauren off & head straight to the gym however this morning I was running behind & had to return home to get dressed. I grabbed my water bottle & looked over to see Corbin laying on the floor playing with Sissy. I thought "it's now warm outside~ is it possible for me to get the exercise I need WITHOUT going to the gym? What would I possibly do with Corbin?" Then a lightbulb came and I said "CORBIN! SISSY! Do you want to go for a walk??" They immediately sprang to their feet & Corbin ran to get his shoes. I grabbed the wagon, threw a blanket inside of it, and loaded up the two of them and away we went. At first I thought I'd just circle the neighborhood a couple of times. It was a BEAUTIFUL morning. As I ended my first lap & was heading back towards my starting point I thought about all of the times I had considered WALKING Lauren to school. I wanted to do it but never knew how long it would take us to get there - - - LET'S WALK TOWARDS THE SCHOOL! Now I know... 15 minutes to school. Then I looked at my watch & remembered I had a hair appointment. Corbin needed to get to his sitter's house... Could I WALK to the sitter's home?? I called her & made sure that she would drive me home in case I got there & couldn't go any further... and off we went! I kept up a good pace & was pulling about 55 pounds behind me the entire time & got to Kris's house in another 15 minutes. Not bad! After sitting for a moment & getting a drink of water, I tossed Sissy back into the wagon, kissed Corbin goodbye, and headed for home. On my own two feet.
The best part about my experiment today? I was able to spend some time with Corbin. And no television. Or Internet (no offense). I was, for the most part, alone with my thoughts. And
If you have a toddler, a wagon, and a Boston Terrier- give it a try! And we're WALKING to school on Friday- I can't wait!