Time and time, we had planned on going to The Botanical Gardens for a family exercise session, but time and time again, circumstances, (reasonable) excuses and sheer laziness got the better of us. Granted, Ethan and Daddy do go there quite often…well, it’s either there or the Youth Park. Ethan and Daddy has about an hour or so of bonding time on Saturdays when I accompany Hannah to her parent-toddler class, so they’ll either go for a walk/jog or football session.
Anyway, I digress.
I was gonna talk about our recent family exercise session at The Botanical Gardens.
It was the long Labor Day weekend, so Monday was a holiday too. I remember years back I used to arrive at The Botanical Gardens before 7:30a.m. for a hike up Penang Hill. But now, I’d be happy to reach there by 10:30a.m.
Anyways, we decided against riding the tram and decided instead to take a walk around the park.
Ethan, who was brimming with boundless energy, kept on asking us to “Hurry up!”
His stamina was quite good, and he could run for a long while before he got tired. When it was obvious it was a shorter distance to walk on the pavement, Ethan decided he wanted to make a detour and climb up and down a mini hill by the road instead.
Every time either one of us caught up to him, Ethan would quicken his step and try to outrun us.
…and every time that happens, little Hannah would ask us to “Catch Ethan!” Not a problem at first, but when she started to get tired, and whoever was in *charge* of her had to carry her AND run after Ethan…well, let’s just say it’s a combo of cardio and strength training at the same time. Try carrying 13 kilos and sprinting! 😛
After the workout, the kids were all rosy-cheeked and exhausted (we thought).
Well actually, the adults were also rather tired out themselves…but that is certainly not a deterrent. We’ll definitely do this again.
I’d very much like to take the kids along to the gym too…that is, IF I can find a gym in Penang that has a section/classes specially catered for the kids.