Oronzo is, by far, more active than I am and he's in a lot better shape! He hikes, he bikes, he plays Ultimate, he plays tennis, and he walks a lot. Me, I do hike and bike and walk, on occasion, but not nearly enough. I'm trying to improve.
Not long ago, Oronzo went out and bought a bike carrier and a kids helmet so that he could take Snuggle Bug biking with him. Snuggle Bug loves biking with Daddy!
This past weekend, we went to a local bike shop and bought me a new bike. We hadn't intended on buying one right away, we were going to shop around and compare prices but we found one that was on clearance because it was a discontinued model. We got a really nice deal on it! I love it because it's got a quick release seat, making adjusting oh so easy! It also has quick release tires which allowed us to break the bike down and fit it in our car trunk with ease to get it home. And because we bought it at a real bike shop, I get free tune-ups on my bike whenever I want.
I love my new bike! It's comfortable and it suits me. It's much nicer than the previous bike I had, a poor quality bike that I bought years ago at Wal-Mart because it was cheap.
This morning, I convinced Oronzo to get up by 7 a.m. (he's not a morning person by nature and I am) so that the three of us could take a quick bike ride before I had to go to work and before it got too hot. Granted, we only went about a mile each way and we treated ourselves to Starbucks so we probably didn't burn many calories, but it was a lot of fun! I'm going to do my best to incorporate biking into a regular routine to get into better shape!
So, what do you and your family do to try to stay active and healthy?