Today was one of the days that Michael goes to KEEN music. It's only once a month, so he really looks forwrd to it. I guess he was excited to go today, because we got there about twenty minutes early. Steve said he thought there was a track we could walk around. I was a little skeptical because I never heard of a middle school having a track. What did I know? There was a track after all, and Steve gets points for being right, and being gracious about it.
I was curious how much running Michael could do, so I asked him to run around the track twice. His arms don't move fluidly, so his gait is off, but he ran half a mile. He was definitely slowing down toward the end, but it was great to see him just casually do it. Anyone local know of any special needs running groups? I would love to see him run more. It would be so good for him, and I would love to see him enjoy a sport.
After Michael ran his laps, Steve took him in for his music session and I kept going around the track. Then, Steve came back and walked with me. We ended up walking for a little over an hour at the track, and closer to an hour twenty in total. It was nice. Steve and I don't get the chance to just walk and talk with no distractions very often. I never thought of exercise and a date in the same sentence. But, it did work out really nicely.
Next weekend, there is a glo run not that far from here. It looks like a lot of fun, and, it has the bonus of not having to get up ungodly early for the event! Normally, Steve and I go out to dinner for my birthday, but maybe this year, we'll do a walk together instead. It's a week early, but it will still count. I really do love the idea of getting more active as a family. Of course, if anyone else would like to come with us, we'd love to have the company!