Friday, July 19, 2013
I Crave More (and so does he)
My husband left me speechless today. My husband...the home-body who hates the thought of running and whom I had to convince to go to the gym 30 days ago. He left me speechless when he said, upon picking me up from work to head to the gym, "I feel like I could run. Like...I want to go running." I sat in silence.
See, I too have been craving more. I love our meltdowns and gym workouts, but I feel like my body is ready for more. However, I'm struggling with how to incorporate MORE into our already busy schedule - work, kids, kid schedules, oh and maintaining our marriage too. I'd love to add mad dance, running, boot camp workouts....
My response to Patrick was something like: "Are you kidding me?! I'll totally run with you." And then of course the planning process started to roll in my head because I need to figure out how to make this happen before he changes his mind! So as I'm trying to brainstorm a kid plan, My 8 year old pipes up from the back seat, "Mommy, I could ride my bike with you!" And my 6 year old says, "I can too Mom!" Then there's the baby....Patrick says, "I'll push the baby in his stroller."
So tonight, we run. Day 1, Couch to 5K, WITH my husband and children.
UPDATE: Westley (8) rode his bike along with Patchy while he pushed the stroller. I took Akira (6) along with me (she's a beginner biker without training wheels). It wasn't pretty...but we did it!!