My husband and I are both avid runners. Although we enjoy our solo runs, we also like to include the boys in our exercise too. When the weather is fitting, we strap them in the double stroller and hit the pavement. They love it! Not only do they get to see all the many things around them, they also usually get a special snack for the ride! We always talk to them during the run as well and point out things we’d like them to see such as a squirrel running up a tree or a group of ducks about to fly over our heads. Also for the last quarter mile of the run, our 3 year old really enjoys gettting out and helping us “finish our race”. Below is a picture of our boys helping my husband celebrate his most recent half marathon.
We know that including our children in our running routine, we are not only building memories with our children, but also teaching them the importance of taking care of your body.