If writing for a fitness blog has taught me anything, it’s that I have to practice what I “preach”.
After writing a post about making exercise work with kids, I really had no excuse. So I found this:
It’s a playground next to the track! There is absolutely NO reason I couldn’t get out there! As you can see there was a huge rain cloud sitting directly over us, but it blew over eventually. (We live in Washington. If we waited for dry weather to do anything, we’d never leave the house!) I was excited to do some speed work and actually surprised myself with a 8:22 min mile! As usual, I’m faster than I think! I do have to mention – I love this track because it’s asphalt so the kids can ride their bikes and I “chase” them. What really kills me is how FAST Jake is on his bike! I really have to work to try to catch up to him!
Next, we headed out to Seaview trail – kids still on bikes and me giving “boosts” up the hills, picking up fallen bikes, kissing boo-booed knees, and a quick detour down to the beach!
I LOVE the ocean more than I could ever express. Good thing I happen to be married to a sailor!
As we walked down to the water, the salty-sea air hit me and I just felt joyful and content. Yeah, perhaps it was the endorphin high, but it was still joy.
We saw some pretty good waves, reminding us of Hawaii…
but one look at Hannah’s coat reminded us where we really were!
On this trail they have random driftwood art – so appropriate!
Sea Serpent and Fish!
Joy is everywhere. Even on the hard days. Even on deployment groundhog days.
Joy is everywhere – we just have to be looking for it!