Time For Thankfulness
I am thankful for health and fitness shared with family. I am thankful that my running makes me strong enough to hike all day and keep up with my active children – running for life!
All members of my family greatly enjoyed a hike through Short Hills on a sunny Thanksgiving. My 8 year old son ran up and down all the steep hills for the thrill of it! I was proud of him and joined him on several of his sprints up the hills and also walked behind him at times, allowing him to show me up.
Our children have been hiking since before they could walk! Yes, we transported them initially via baby snugglies and hiking backpacks, but they have been hiking on their own since they were strong enough. Today they hiked for 2.5 hours, which is an easy hike for them. A highlight of our summer was a 16km hike along Cape Split in Nova Scotia.
Running provides the fitness for me to take my children on these expeditions and challenge them to be fit and healthy and enjoy the great outdoors. Today’s workout was a hike/run with the family gang. It was glorious!