Yay! Brian and I have started jogging together. Our plan includes 3 days a week of jogging (or elliptical on rainy days), and walks on Sundays. Now, let me emphasize what a HUGE deal this is. Brian and I each really hate jogging. Of all forms of exercise, it’s probably a least favorite. And, when it comes to exercise in general we’re not very motivated (read=lazy). Oh sure, we keep trying. We start contests and incentive plans, but they don’t usually last very long. We both hope we keep this up though.
Another reason this is amazing for us is because we’re taking both kids along, which is a demotivator itself. We don’t own a jogging stroller, so we just use the regular sit-n-stand double stroller. Brennan sits on the bench behind Asher. Today, he hopped off several times to jog with us. It was so cute!
Besides the fact that bringing them adds extra weight and bulk, the biggest problem is that Brennan doesn’t stop asking questions. It’s hard to answer questions like “what’s a slug? What do they do? Where are their mouths? What’s that yellow line? Why are the plants green?” etc. while you’re huffing and puffing. When we’re not trying to sputter out answers, we’re laughing about our sweet inquisitive boy.
So, we’ve made it out the last two mornings now. Today was harder, since yesterday was the first day either or us had jogged in a very, very long time. Even still, we can’t get over how good we feel the rest of the day. Brian has commented about how much more awake he feels. I suspect we’re staying on adrenaline highs all day simply from the pride of doing this dreaded chore at all, but hopefully the effects will stay noticeable enough to keep us going. Honestly, I think doing this activity together is going to be the key to our success. I enjoy the companionship aspect over watching a show while on a machine, plus there’s that added level of accountability when we do it together. I’m very excited for us!!!