I have been feeling extremely unfit lately and I have noticed a slight dip in my mood. This morning with the sun popping out and the harsh chill in the air not so harsh I decided to do something about it. After DS3 and I had finished the school run we went home, packed a lunch and loaded the running buggy into the car. I used to enjoy running and kept it up as a regular exercise but after I had a knee injury I just didn’t get back into it. Today helped me to rediscover my love for it. I was really nervous when we first got to the country park. I strapped DS3 into the buggy, loaded up the drinks and lunch and started walking along the path. I was sure everyone was going to be looking at me red in the face, sweating and all wobbly bits wobbling like a jelly but I held onto the buggy and away we went. It was actually really quiet and the people we past were mostly runners or cyclists too busy focusing on their own red faces to pay attention to mine so I soon felt more relaxed. DS3 was having great fun bumping about in the buggy and it soon felt like I had my own little personal trainer with him shouting things like, ‘faster mummy’ and, ‘don’t stop go, go, go’. We got to the other side of the country park a lot quicker than I had expected and as promised to DS3 we had our packed lunch and fed the ducks. We were eating lunch when a little girl and her parents walked past. DS3, being his confident out going self, waved and shouted ‘hi’ to the little girl. She was really sweet and chatted to DS3 for a while (mostly them saying ‘hi’ to each other repeatedly) and when we had finished lunch and got to the park they had fun playing and finding sticks together until it was time to go.
I think DS3 needed the change of scenery as much as I did and it has given me the lift I needed. I also feel so much more energised and not so guilty about the four biscuits I had after lunch.