We packed up the boys- taking scooters, toys, paper & crayons, and Nook & IPhone (just in case). We planned on doing a 10 minute warm-up, basically ran an easy mile. The main set was 6x400, each 400 in 2 minutes with 2 minutes rest. The warm-up went well so we headed into our main set. The first 200 wasn't too bad- ran in right under 2 minutes. The consecutive 200s went just as well- each 200 was run a little faster. Glenn definitely outpaced me by 5 seconds. Matt, our oldest, decided to run with us (in crocs). He ended up doing 4 complete laps with rest between each leg. Jake was drawing pictures of dragons and warriors. We cooled down with 1/2 mile light jog. The total miles for the work-out was 3 miles.
|Matt finishing up his lap|
|Matt cooling down|
|Jake drawing dragons|
Glenn and I have always enjoyed sports together- it seems to help us stay connected as a couple outside of being parents to 2 young boys. Our boys are able to enjoy this time as well and by seeing us stay active it is setting a good example about the importance of physical activity. It is also good for them to know that life doesn't revolve around them- that sometimes they have to entertain themselves while mommy & daddy do something together.
What activities do you enjoy to do with your spouse? Remember once those children are gone, it will be just the two of you again. The most important relationship outside of your relationship with God should be with your spouse. What can you do today to show your spouse he/she is important to you?