I loaded the kids in the car, drove to our local track, and ran 400s while the kids alternately sprinted across the field, climbed trees, cartwheeled, built dirt cakes and otherwise entertained and looked after themselves and each other for the better part of 4 miles.
|Tandem Cartwheels to Close out the Workout|
I was happy and emboldened, suddenly realizing that "group" track workouts could actually become a real option.
We were all sated, hungry for dinner, and there was no yelling, no tantrums and no other disruptions from that happy space we had created for the rest of the evening.
It is amazing what a few laps around a track and a little free range play time can do...