Favorite Things: Day 13 Exercise
I have been remarkably undisciplined with exercise lately, even for me. And that's saying a lot because I can be very undisciplined. But since the coming of spring and warmer weather, it's been easier to find the motivation. Despite how great I always feel after a run or bike ride, I've never enjoyed exercising by myself and yet the better sleep, the better posture and overall health should get my butt out the door. Lately, I've found that even better then exercising is doing a physical activity outside with my husband and kids without the pressure of times and distances. Yesterday morning was light on work for Ryan so we tumbled the youngest 3 into the burley and bike carrier and rode to the coffee shop.
This morning was the annual Syttende Mai race in Stoughton and the boys and I ran the 2 mile Lil Mai race. Oliver and I got side stitches after the first mile but O was a champion and finished in fine style. Here is Sam above (wearing Norwegian colors) who took off like a jackrabbit when the gun sounded and finished a good 10 minutes before Oliver and I. It was so cool to watch Oliver go from tired and feeling like he couldn't finish to sprinting towards the finish line as crowds on either side cheered him on. He got a huge smile on his face when the race official announced "way to go Oliver!" as he crossed the finish and got his race t-shirt. Ryan met us with coffee and donuts and we sat on the curb and cheered the finishers of all the other races before heading home. It was a great experience and I look forward to the whole family running together next year.