|2007- Teaching Plank with Makenzie|
The classes were a blast and Makenzie, and later Emerson, knew nothing but fitness as a way of life. They knew of Moms (and Dads) being healthy with their kids. They knew that playing games can be fun in working out; sprinting when pushing a stroller is what all Moms and Dads should do. They thought having friends play tag in the park after class was a great way to spend a Saturday morning, or going to the Zoo to see animals while in a jogger with Mom teaching is tons of fun. I loved seeing the kids mimic their Moms by doing lunges and the bonding with my own daughters doing push ups with them.
|Riding Home with Barbie riding with us|
After talking about those special times, Makenzie asked if she could ride her bike with me to the Club. I was going to do a swim workout and run there to get more miles in, but she wanted to ride along side and read while I swam. A first for her, but why not. While I was excited, honestly I also was thinking I hope I can get a solid mile swim in since this is my training window. I know it may sound selfish, but I had visions of a great ride there, with me being stopped each lap for a typical kiddo"Are you done yet?" question. Yes, I did feel bad with these thoughts too because my normal Mom guilt of always wanting to be easy with my kids.
|Post swim ride/run home! New chapter...|
We got dressed, riding/running home in the dark. I didn't want the night to end for the incredible conversations and time we were sharing, just us, but was excited about this marking a new tradition we will do together. Soon she'll be comfortable to swim laps beside me too, but I don't want to rush anything as each moment of our lives marks something new. For me, to have her mature, patient and eager to "train with me" gave me another sense that our chapter before helped shape who she is now. Seeing me always determined to be strong and active, leading my clients along the way, gave her a strength and confidence she carries with her. I look forward to the next memories to be created during our training sessions. Again, my little workout partner is leading my way, writing her own story with fine detail.
|Sweet Nora- July 2011|