By Emory Liscord MD
I’m training for another marathon.
So, you could say, I exercise regularly
It’s part of my day.
Like brushing my teeth.
In fact, I spend a large part of my day in motion.
But when my kids want to run and play …..
It feels like so much more effort to me.
Like more effort then a 15 mile run.
Why is that?
This bothers me.
Maybe this is because Im in the routine of being a parental spectator.
Can I shift my perspective and maybe my motivation?
Today, while waiting for a table at our local breakfast spot …
I put my phone away.
Laced my sneakers.
I started sprinting up and down the sidewalk.
My five-year-old yelling “hurry”.
My two-year-old yelling “wait for me”.
Everyone laughing ….
This was dam good exercise.
In fact, tonight … I am legit sore.
I need to do this more.
I still need to put my miles in on my own.
Thats MY time. BUT
It just occurred to me
A child makes the best personal trainer!
Sprint with your kids, it rocks