“… you’ll be stuck inside 3 months out of every year.”
This is what I told my youngest boy Saturday morning. The whole family was getting ready to go out and take a walk along the Weber River. My 7 year old looked out the sliding glass door and said “But, there is SNOW on the ground!” We didn’t let it stop us 🙂
I have been feeling so much better! And I want to feel this way forever. I’ve had my time to feel old and worn down. I am ready to be awake, alive, spry! I plan on being a bounding, peppy old lady many, many years from now. Chronic fatigue made me feel like I was at least 80 years old. I figure I’ve had that experience and don’t plan to repeat it when my hair grays and my face wrinkles 😉
I decided that this year, I will get my family out of the house at least once a month to do something fun, and preferably fitness related. My energy levels are up and the kids are growing so fast. I want to get out there and make some memories with them. I want to see them more active. I want them to wake up too. I want them to find fun without a controller in their hands.
So, I planned a little walk. We took along my awesome buddy, Travis. (I met Travie at Convergys years and years ago. He’s one of the kindest people I know. He’s been my other brother Travis ever since. Love you, Trav) Travis met us at the house and we headed off to pick up – it was supposed to be muffins and juice – but hubby decided on donuts, chocolate milk, and juice. The kids were thrilled. We ate and then headed off down the trail.
The kids all brought their scooters.
They really, really wanted to go through this little ‘tunnel’
It was a bit chilly and a few tiny snowflakes fell as we were walking, but walking kept us pretty warm.
This little face may not have “fun” written all over it, but we had a really great time out on the trail.
This guy was hard to catch in photos – he was speeding right along until the very end. A minor tummy ache slowed him down. I had planned on walking and then eating, but it was getting a bit late for breakfast by the time we arrived at the park. I think he ate too fast and then moved even faster. He was feeling better by the time we reached the van.
Here is my playful little guy. Think he’s glad we didn’t wait for the snow to melt away? I think we picked a good day to take this walk. We’ve actually had a bit more snowfall since Saturday.
All done walking and enjoying the river before they leave. My oldest said he did not want to go and that it was so peaceful there. I know just what he means. I love listening to a river flow. It sings inside you and makes you feel at rest. Soothing. I wouldn’t want one right in my yard (because I’d worry about the kids ;D) but I’m glad we can hop in the car and drive to one in just 5 minutes or so. I think we’ll be walking here a few times this year.
We’re already making plans for next month’s walk. My little gal looked at these pics as I was writing this post and said “I want to go there again!” Hmm, maybe I can convince the crew to make it a weekly thing…
Wishing you all well, and healthy!
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