I've been jogging most mornings with my oldest daughter in a desperate attempt to stay in shape while not teaching this summer. So far so good. We started out mostly walking and we've gradually improved to mostly jogging. My daughter is much faster than I am but she likes the company so we continue to jog together.
Its so hard to get my behind out of bed in the morning to do this but once I've done it, I'm glad I did. Its also helped get our day started much earlier than we otherwise would. I know I've said it before, but I'm really not a morning person. The extra morning hours have helped us feel less rushed about chores and allowed us to better enjoy our leisure time though.
In an attempt to maximize our exercise time, we've added chore trips into the town onto the end of our jogs. Two days ago, we jogged/walked to town hall to pick up the dump pass. Today, after our regular jog, we headed to Stewarts to pick up orange juice (I know its not organic but you have to compromise somewhere!). We carried it home in our canvas bag, which got a strange look from the cashier or maybe she was just overcome by the sight of two smelly, sweaty women buying orange juice at 9:15am.
I force my daughter and myself to stretch when we get home. Its so important to stretch after exercising. We've done some standard stretches and some yoga. I'm pushing for more yoga since I'm planning to start working towards my yoga certifications soon.
Tomorrow, we're planning to jog all the way around the lake. Its a little over three miles. I know my daughter can do it, she's run two 5K races already but I'm a little concerned that I may make a fool of myself. Keep your fingers crossed.