Sunday 26 May 2013

Running with the kids

Yesterday I found myself down one husband and one car, and in charge of the kids. Luckily it was a lovely sunny day, and I took Robbie and Emma out on their bikes.

I ran along with them, and as Emma went from a confidence-lacking wobble to a happy zoom, my running became a kind of fartlek session.

I stopped constantly but then would suddenly have to sprint to catch them up.

We went along the cycle path (the Cuckoo Trail), as far as a tea-room and craft centre, where we stopped to refuel and play.

In total I only ran 3.3 miles, but it was better than nothing, and it was great fun!


  1. Looks like a lot of fun. What a great way to get a run in.

  2. That's a great family outing. I used to let the boys cycle with me when I was training for my first half marathon but my middle son wasn't terribly compliant with the 'keep Mum in sight' rule. He'd fly off ahead and leave me struggling to get somewhere close to him. I guess I could have just called them tempo runs.

  3. Fun for everyone and it looks like the weather was good for a change!