I finally took some time to get outside, and exercise for the first time in about a week. I was going to do my usual run (it’s effective but I don’t particularly like it) when my daughter asked me to take her to the park.
I was about to say “No”, and that I wouldn’t have time, and then it occurred to both of us that I could take her to the park, and get my cardio workout.
So we took a ball and a frisbee. Our daughter (and, later, her friend too), threw the frisbee, or kicked the ball, and I ran around fetching it for them.
I used to cycle everywhere in my teens because, well, that’s how I got around. My father was really into cycling, and I remember riding a pretty long race with him. We didn’t finish anywhere near the front (more likely somewhere in the middle-ish).
My son has started riding around the city as a way to get around, and I’d love to buy myself a bike so we can go riding together. Something to save up for, I think. There are some great routes for riding in our city, and it’s a great way to just get around, and get some exercise in.
For the time being, I’ve been getting back into running. I’m still getting started there (at least that’s how it feels), but I’ve managed five runs this week. Just on the subject of running, I found this article pretty inspiring too: When Your Body Says No | Outside Online.
A glimmer of joy amidst today's gloom, as Israel's national anthem, Hatikvah, plays in Abu Dhabi for the first time ever after Israel's Sagi Muki wins gold at the Abu Dhabi Judo Grand Slam. 🇮🇱🥇🇦🇪 #JudoAbuDhabi2018pic.twitter.com/DRKCAez91T