After a good rest, it’s time to crank things back up again.
My daughter is starting middle school this fall (well, summer — honestly, is August what we’re calling “fall” now?). That comes with a whole lot of challenges, some of which I can help with and some I can’t.
One of them is the fitness test she’s been told to expect in P.E.: The kids will have to run a mile and be timed on it. She’s active and in good shape, but this timing thing is making her nervous. So we decided to start Run Club — in which she and I get out every morning and run a mile (then walk some more, catch a few Pokemon, etc.). It’s been really, really great to have that time together and start the day with a little pick-me-up activity.
One morning, though, out of breath at the end, she asked me “Why is this so easy for you?”
… you can handle a jog in the park, no problem. See you in the studio!
Lydia Markoff is an Almaden-area writer, mom, and fitness enthusiast whose AbsoluteFIT journey has resulted in major strength gains, nutrition education, approximately 25 fewer pounds on the scale, and dozens of new workout friends. She can be found in the AbsoluteFIT studio three to five times a week — it’s basically her second living room, at this point, but with fewer Legos, Harry Potter wands, and Wimpy Kid books.