I make sure that the kids are out everyday running around. The older ones have sports teams and they also bike to school. High school is 3 miles away for the two older ones and the middle school is 1 mile away for the middle guy.
I feel I have been a good mom in encouraging them to lead a healthy lifestyle that includes lots of outdoor play and exercise.
But, when it comes to me, I have not been so good. There is always something that needs to be done or taken care of. Or something that I would really like to do after my daily chores are complete (like knitting or weaving - both very sedentary activities). Instead of exercising.
I also volunteer at the schools frequently and am now teaching a knitting class once a week. I find that I am not having the same amount of energy that I once had. I am getting older, but I think I should feel a bit better than I do right now.
I read the blog, Half Soled Boots, I find her blog very interesting, funny at times, and just plain ol' "real". I love that. Recently she set a goal for herself to run a 10K and started with a program called couch to 10K. I did a google search and found a lot out there on this program - even different lengths of time for walking and running. I finally settled on this one and have been out twice. Today will be the third day. I actually walk a little longer than the schedule requires because I have a nice 2 1/2 mile route around the neighborhood that I like. So today I will do Week 1, Session 3 (I did not wait to start on a Monday - I started last Thursday, then went on Saturday and now need to go today).
This is my new goal :o), for me and only me! Let's see if I can keep it up!