Yesterday I was trying to work up the energy to get on the treadmill. Once I'm on I love it and feel better but..... something about the energy. Then I looked outside and said the treadmill was rather silly. I invited youngest to go walking on the bike trail. Sure.
You can keep up with me? I asked. I'm going for exercise not a leisurley stroll. Sure
We arrived on the trail at 1120 hours. I told her we would walk until 1200 and turn around. Sure
Well by the time it was nearing 1200 she was getting tired, her nose was running and she was ready to stop never mind head back. We turned around and she leaned against the bridge. Aren't we resting a minute? she asked.
You can - I'm not. The coat got tied around her waist and she plugged along a few paces behind me. If I got to far ahead she would jog to catch up and soon fall back. I thought you said you walked a lot I said. She walks after school. Not like this she said. I'm more than twice your age and my legs are way shorter. You really need to get in shape. If you want to bike and hike this summer like you asked you'll need to keep up with me.
She also wants to do the tower climb with hubby and son. They must climb 35 flights of stairs in full turn out gear with an air pack on their back. They are part of a team and the money raised goes to the lung association. I told her she has a year to train for next years climb.
So we finished up at a little over 4 miles. She managed to keep only a few paces behind. It was a beautiful day and we did get to talk when she was in step.