Every now and then to get a few extra miles in, we stay within the confines of our small community. Usually our neighbor's two children are outside playing when we do, and they always want to join us for a run. The kids really make this extra fun for us. The deal is that we set the distance, and they set the workout.
Workout 1: Chase me
Workout 2: Who can make it to grandpa's truck first
Workout 3: You can't catch me
Workout 4: Let's see who's faster
Workout 5: Race you to your front door
Workout 6: Let's run backwards
These workouts are usually mixed with rest breaks either at the mail center, or at the bench under the tree in the cul-de-sac. We take time to look at bugs and sticks and have conversations about school and pets. By far, these are the most fun runs we ever have...