Thursday, June 20, 2013

Exercising with our Daughter

When I was a child, most of my exercising was done in team sports or occasionally on my own.  I don't ever remember exercising with my parents.  The closest parent exercise experience was going to the driving range with my dad.  Now that my parents are gone, I wish I had done more activities with them.

This year, I've been trying to increase myexercise activity with our eight year old daughter.  One activity is practicing soccer in our yard.   Sometimes, we do some biking together.  Another activity is for me to jog with her when she is driving her electric car or using her scooter. 

This week we started a new activity: jogging together.   I was surprised when she declined using her electric car and offered to run with me.  We did about 30 minutes of running/walking for our first workout together.  We also got to chat about a lot of topics.

I'm looking forward to doing more runs with our daughter.

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1 comment:

Joshua Rodriguez said...

I remember when I was a kid, my dad would play all kinds of sports with us. He even coached a few of my teams! It was a great bonding experience and I have many great memories. I plan to do the same with my kids!