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We all know that finding time to work out and keep-in-shape is tough for us Dads. What, when we’re busy changing diapers, helping handle households, and otherwise dominating the game, who has time for fitness?
We all should…
Here’s a quick tip that took me a slight adjustment to get over but might be a game-changer.
Put your kid on their bike when you go for a run.
While some Dads (like me), prefer a bit of solitude while running and may look at the activity as a way to catch up on your favorite podcast, adding a plus-one to your daily 5K can accomplish a multitude of things:
- You actually get to go for a run
- Your kid burns off some energy while riding their bike (which for my oldest daughter is not only good for her but good for the human race)
- Mom thanks you
- You have way less of the I feel like I shouldn’t be focusing on myself guilt
- You get an incredibly unique way to bond with and experience your child
So, next time you’re ready to run (or enjoy any other type of workout), find a way to involve your kid.
Have a unique way you involve your children in your fitness? Share it with us and the #FTFP community!