This year was different. Several were in town for three weeks and some of the others made it for two of the three weeks. It has been a while since we have all been together. It has been a lot of late nights, laughs, screaming, running here and there and seeing this and that. Being together or going on vacation can make working out a challenge.
Let me give you a few ideas of what we did to keep up on the workouts and still have lots of fun.
Plan a family race.
I told about the Goody 5/10K a couple of weeks ago. It was really fun and we got a lot of the family involved in this one. Just remember, no one beats grandpa! (Except Rachel and Mike on the 10K)
Get out and explore the local sites and use resources.
We visited our local zoo, went swimming at Oma and Opa's pool a couple of times and one of my son-in-laws planned a great hike up in the Uintah mountains. It took a lot of planning for the hike due to the high levels of snow still hanging around at the higher elevations. But we found a great trail that was a bit lower than the ones we usually hike on and ended up doing 15.5 miles. Hard, but extremely rewarding!
|Troy, Mike, Gordon and Bruce|
|I give this hike a big thumbs up!|
Find a new workout buddy.
Chances are that there is someone else in the family that likes to workout. See if you can plan a time each day to get out and do something together. This trip I was pleasantly surprised that one of my son-in-laws, (Mike), wanted to running with me in the mornings. He even did two of my scheduled long runs of 9 and 10 miles respectively. We learned a lot about each other and the miles flew by.
What do you do to make sure you get the workout in during your busy times?
Hang in there and I will too!