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Friday, July 10, 2015

Another 15K Journey We Did as a Family

Last Friday, July 3rd, we embarked on another 15k walk with our kiddos.  Now that they know they can endure the long walk, they kept asking us to do it again and so we did.  It wasn't plan, it was just an spontaneous thing.  We all  agreed to go for a walk after we ate brunch so we didn't leave until past 11 in the morning.  I has been raining here so we took advantage of that dry day even though it was a little hot.
 My daughter prepared  some drinks in her backpack before we left.  (NOTE to SELF:  I have to adjust the date of my camera, it is one day behind lol)
 We dropped by at this Little Critters store  that we have never been into before.  There we found so many beautiful  pets.  Our daughter has been wanting a guinea pig when our bunny died so we  said she can have one  for her birthday.  We didn't buy it yet but we are planning to go back there next week.
 I love that my kids are on board with physical  activities like this.  We are planning to  do a 5k run  in August so this is a great  practice for all of us.
 It's a great bonding for the two and for me and my husband.  They oftentimes  walk together and talk about their friends while hubby and I listens.  
 In dangerous parts, we do  separate into teams.  Hubby get  our son and I get my daughter with me.
 My daughter and I  always comes last because we love to  take photos lol.
 I need a new running shoes, my feet are getting sore from my old Therafit pair.  I have been using this for a couple of year so I think it is time for me to get a new one.
 Hydrating during the course of the walk is very important but the only issue is it makes you want to go to the bathroom, lol.
 Pretending to be a lottery winner, lol.
 Cruising by the City Hall area.
 This is what I like about doing cardio outdoors.  You get o go up or down.  It helps to make you agile.
 They thought this place is for them.  It is a nursery of one of the curches we passed by downtown.
 Okay, here is a muscle battle.  They were asking us whose guns is bigger, lol.  I think my son won, he does some push ups ponce in a while at home.  Passing football with hjis Dad also  help form his muscular arms.
Taking a short break in front of Mary H. Weir Library.  The kids wanted to go inside the  library to  get some cool  wind but we didn't have our  library card so we couldn't.
 A quick snapshot in front of  First Choice America.
 Going up Marland Hieghts, we asked the kids if they want to go to the trail instead of hiking up the Marland Heights Hill/road.  They chose the trail since they have never went that way yet.
 I am glad they chose to go that way because it was so hot already and the trees will give them some  relieve from over heating.
 My daughter is allergic to mosquito bites so we walked very fast climbing the trail.  That doesn't stop me however from snapping some photos of them.
 My son liked the photo of me holding this  tree up so he wanted one too.
 I was very surprised that he wanted me to take photos of him because that seldom happens.
 We came out the  Marland Heights Pool/Park.
 Almost halfway of our jpurney and they still find to smile.  Way to go kiddos!
 My father-on-law was in a great mood when we arrived at his house.  He kept telling us why are we torturing ourselves by walking, lol.  We were so glad he wasn't drunk when we got there.  
 After an hour or so of visiting Dad, we head back home.  My sister-in-law who came  to visit Dad offered us a ride but we said we have to finish our journey walking.
 We took the shorter but dangerous path going backm the Cover Road Hill.  We were scared as we have the kids with us.  BUt the rain was threatening to dump on us so we thought taking this path was the way to go.  MY husband said, never again to take the kids in this road, it was really scary with the children with us.  We were all fine but it's not worth taking the risk.
2 to  3 miles of this road has  no side walk so it's really siky to walk there.
I wish I have this digital pedometer already when we went for a walk so I could have known how much steps it is fro our home and back.  But there is always next time so I will know for sure since I have this already.  I got this Ozeri 4x3razor Digital Pocket 3D pedometer with Bosch Tri-Axis Technology from Germany, in Sport Yellow for review.
This digital pedometer by Ozeri is the world's thinnest and most advanced 3D Tri-Axis pedometer. I have one of Ozeri's pedometer before and I can say that I like this one the best. This 4x3razor utilizes a new advanced 3D Bosch sensor from Germany with Tri-Axis technology that provides superior accuracy in any position, whether up, down, flat, on its side, or at any angle.
I used it the first time yesterday when I went for my brisk walking in the morning around our neighborhood. I love that tis pedometer ships with an installed and extra Lithium battery, a belt clip and detachable lanyard and instruction manual. The first pedometer that I got from Ozeri did not have an extra battery. It also has a small screw driver which is really good and handy when you have to replace the battery.  I love the accuracy of this pedometer.  

This is definitely gonna be put in use with my waks and jogging.  Thanks Ozeri!  You can buy this pedometer  here.

Disclosure: The owner of this blog was NOT financially compensated to write this review.  I was provided with the product/s mentioned  to help me  facilitate this review but  opinions are my own.

23 comments:

  1. I think that's really great! It's always fun to get out and stretch your legs as a family. It looks like the kids a really good time.

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  2. I really enjoy seeing all these walks you are doing! I need some new shoes too because I have issues with my heels. Mine are new but obviously not the right kind for me!

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  3. I love the fact that you are using walks as family bonding time! We do that on hikes and walks around town with our dogs. We should really do it more often!

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  4. It sounds like you are making some really great memories on these walks with your kids! It's so great to spend time together and when you add exercise to that it's just the perfect combination!

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  5. I think it's so important to get yound kids active these days as well as incorporating activity and exercise with family time! My kids are still young but I can't wait to do this with them!

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  6. Outside activities are so important for children. You are setting such a good example, family memories that will be priceless.

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  7. I think it is always great to spend quality time together! I bet the conversations are great and think of all the memories you all get to create along the way!

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  8. What a great time to spend together. You all walked 15k, but you guys didn't even look tired.

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  9. How awesome! Such a great way to spend some quality family time too. I would love to do these type of walks with my kiddos. - Jeanine

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  10. The thing I love about your family is that when one person wants to do something everyone wants to join. This is especially good when it is a healthy activity, you have a beautiful family.

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  11. Doing things along the way helps to keep the kids entertained and involved. That was a real good idea to do the walk and add all those stops along the way. It made the day fun I am sure!

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  12. I love walking, especially during the warmer months. It is a wonderful and relaxing way to get in touch with nature.

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  13. That is awesome that your kids are enthusiastic about exercising even if it's just walking. We have done a 5k as a family. We walked in honor of my mom.

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  14. I don't know...lifting a tree is pretty big. ;) I think the pictures are fun. My youngest has been working out w/his brother this summer and loving it.

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  15. Your kids are really troopers. I will never beat them because I don't have the stamina at all to walk that far.

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  16. I love that your family is always going out for walks together. My family and I do a lot of fun fitness together as well.

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  17. I love the photos you post from your walks. It is fantastic that you get out together as a family and keep fit.

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  18. Awww looks like y'all had a fanatic walk together! We take family walks all the time! Nice to get out as a family and get some exercise and fresh air!

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  19. It's such a great way to keep the family talking and doing things. I hope that our kids always like hiking with us as much as they do now.

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  20. Wow tis such amazing way to keep family fit and have fun too. Engaging children with physical activity is great way to get them outdoors and do something other than video games :) You family had so much fun pics are amazing!

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  21. That road does look kind of scary. I love that you guys have so much fun together. I love seeing the pictures of your kids looking so happy and enjoying each other's company.

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  22. walking does sound like a really good family activity, but i won't risk walking this long. the little one might just end up asking me to carry him which is very difficult now that he weighs more than 30 kilos. the children sure had a wonderful time walking and exploring!

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