My, my. Henry and I have had quite the day. We ran errands together; we vacuumed the house together (Henry in his carrier; makes vacuuming quite the workout); and we went to the gym together.
Last week, DadHTP had a great idea. He remembered how my mother would take me in my stroller to the mall for exercise. I was born in the end of April in Miami, so the weather was probably similar to what Henry and I are experiencing now: mid- to upper-90s. In this type of weather, there are only three ways to walk with a baby: early in the morning, late at night, or inside. I’m not too keen on taking Henry to the mall – our workouts would end up costing me a ton of money in clothing and random knickknacks – but Dad suggested our gym’s indoor track.
Hardly anyone uses the indoor track, which was nice because I didn’t want to impose on anyone with the stroller.
12 laps around is 1 mile. We did 24 counterclockwise laps – 2 lovely, air conditioned miles!
It actually ended up being COLD on the track, thanks to these heavy-duty fans. I was glad I had a blanket for Henry.
I’m pretty pumped that we’ve found a comfortable, safe, and FREE way for all three of us (Henry, Dad, and I) to walk during the summer. Indoor tracks for the win!
That’s a great idea! FYI, a lot of malls open to walkers before the stores are even open, so you can walk around without the temptation to buy.
There was a 6 week old baby at CrossFit this morning, napping in her carseat on the sidelines right through the loud rock music. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do that while on maternity leave!