Friday, June 18, 2010

Multi-Tasking

Yesterday I knew I needed to run and thought what why not bring the bikes
along and let the kids ride while I run. . . .
Brilliant idea I must say! This track isn't any regular track it's super sized!!! The kids had a great time riding and I was able to run. I must say they passed me a bunch of times. You can cover so much more ground on a bike. 
THE BEAUTIFUL VIEWS
 As I ran and watched my kids bike around. I couldn't help but become overwhelmed with happiness, gratitude and appreciation. For the beautiful place we live and the bodies we have that are able to accomplish the things many great things we do. I was so happy to see my kids enjoying the outdoors being physical and most of all being safe. They all know they are not allowed on ANYTHING with wheels without a HELMET.

Are you able to enjoy family fitness?
What do you do for family fitness fun?

My next post will feature my BIG

34 comments:

Melissa said...

Love the pictures! The mountains are absolutely beautiful! What a wonderful place to run!

Syl said...

Great pictures, the scenery is breathtaking, working out is so much of a reward when you can get your family involved and teach your kids how to live a balanced life - great work!

Julie said...

Hi Lindsay,
Wow, lovely pictures! You do get to run with gorgeous scenery:) How fun for the kids to bike with you on your run! I am sure that they had just as much fun as you did. It is important to do family activities:) Happy weekend!

leahclaire said...

I love the new look of your blog!!! It's super professional! Excited to hear about your "special surprise"...

californiadreamin said...

Great pictures -- can't wait to hear the big surprise :)

LegalMommy said...

How fun! I wish we had a place like that around here where I could run and the boys could bike. Fabulous!

Clive Chapman said...

Kids are meant to be outside as much as possible, well done for using your workout as an excuse to get some fresh air into their lungs, especially on a bike!

Your location is amazing by the way!

Cheers

Clive

Tiffany said...

Fabulous! Wish I had someplace cool like that to run...

Kathleen Ichord said...

We have this 4 mile walk the kids go with us on. The best is when we hike with them, they have their lulls but all in all it becomes an adventure for them.

Natalia said...

You do have some beautiful views! :) Right now we swim! Too hot to do much outside right now.

Erika Huff said...

I just came across your blog! I love it. Very inspirational. Keep up the good work. I have found fitness through running as well. I am doing my first 1/2 marathon in August too. I am doing the top of Utah one. Happy training!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

niiicceee.. that is cool;-) my kids would LOVE to ride around the track while I run. thanks for the idea;-)

jamie @ sweatyhugs said...

I love this! I have done the same exact thing with my kiddos. I love having them ride along side of me as I'm slugging out the miles.
Looking forward to your big surprise!

Jill said...

Great pictures. I love that as a mother we can set a good example of healthy living as we do active things.

Jill said...

Great pictures. I love that as a mother we can set a good example of healthy living as we do active things.

Amanda said...

That is a great idea. My nephew and I used to do that all the time when we lived together. He would ride the bike and I would run. He stayed with me though and we were on sidewalks, not a track. But your idea is a great one!

Betsy said...

Thanks for the comment on my recent race report!

Great work on all you've achieved!!!

I love that you brought the kids along. I don't have kids but if I ever do I believe that teaching them that daily exercise is part of life. You brush your teeth, you make your bed, you move your body (except I don't actually make my bed most of the time - but I do brush my teeth & exercise ;) ). Hopefully if it is a normal part of life it won't feel like a chorse or something they have to do! Great work girl! Can't wait to hear how the half marathon goes!!!

SG said...

ooooooooooh! i LOVE surprises!!! are you PREGO?? :-) sorry. couldnt help it. you really have a beautiful family.

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

So fun you were able to get in some fit time with your kids! I'm sure you are helping them develop an appreciation for physical activity. That rocks girl!

Toomey Family said...

I love running while the kiddos ride their bikes. It's fun to be active as a family.

Julie said...

Ahhh. . . a surprise. . . I love surprises. Oh wait. I MIGHT already know what that is. :)

Traci said...

Can't wait for the special surprise!! We are going to start doing family runs on the trail. I just got my hubby starting to run occasionally. My youngest daughter LOVES to run. My oldest I never thought was much of a runner until yesterday at her jog-a-thon when I witnessed her tie for first doing 5 huge laps. She did awesome and said she wanted to keep going. :) She is soo going running with me. No more excuses from that one. :)

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Don't you just love that feeling of being overwhelmed with gratitude. What a wonderful feeling! My husband and I are going to start walking every night. he doesn't want to , but I have begged him to join me.

Teresa said...

What a great mom your are to exercise and find a way for kids to make it fun too! Congrats on your new healthy living!

tn

Tricia said...

what a great place to run

Valerie@it'sonly100pounds said...

That is so fun getting out together with the family for exercise. I was really happy to see the kids wearing helmets. We see so many kids riding in the road and no helmet.

Hmmmmm wonder what the big surprise is?????

Raegun said...

My family has recently started joining me on my runs. Keep in mind, this includes my husband and dog! We love going to our local trail system. i run while D takes the dog for off-leash adventures. Everyone comes home happy and tired.
Rae
xo

Skye said...

What a wonderful (and healthy) way to squeeze in some family time! Not to mention, setting a great example! Keep up the great work Lindsay! You are such an inspiration!

Oh and by the way, my beautiful daughter Laina Belle works out with me pretty much every single day! We walk and talk! ( :

KatieCake said...

Sounds fun and in such an idyllic environment.

Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog so I could find yours. I look forward to reading more about your inspirational journey and finding out about your suprise. =D

Mae Flowers said...

I love how your took your kids with you when you ran. I'm sure they had a lot of fun. It's great to see you all being active TOGETHER! :)

Julie said...

That is an excellent idea. Good for the kids, great for you. I have daycare tomorrow and am taking my two oldest ones biking with Mike and I. I'm not sure how far they can go but figured we'd start out with a 5 mile trail and see. Thanks for stopping by. Take care and God Bless!!

*Tracy* said...

i cant rememeber if i wished you a happy birthday so happy belated birthday! love the pics you share, it looks beautiful there! hugs

Jen said...

I bet they just loved passing by you time after time...glad you all had fun together! We have a little track at the elementary school up the road. I may give this a try, too!

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Your blog is great!! Congrats on all your awesome acheivements! Love your pictures.

We can't afford bikes at the moment but we go on a whole lot fo walks!

And thanks for stopping by my blog!