Primarily written by Adrienne, a homeschooling mother of seven, ages 10 and under. She chronicles life, laughs, struggles, and lessons learned as she raises a larger-than-most sized family and tries to figure out what she's doing day by day.

With occasional posts, Alexandra, Adrienne's older sister, writes of her ranch life in Nevada and raising four sons, ages 5 and under. Life is never dull and her boys have given her some pretty awesome stories to tell.

Stick around awhile, and you're sure to laugh, nod, smile, be encouraged, and see what life is like with a big (little) family.

7.25.2012

For the record.

Every so often, I forget that I am not 16, that I am not in the shape that I was when I was 16, and that maybe, just maybe, my plans are a little overdoing it.

Today was one of those days.

I’d heard of a place to play in the river nearby. Catch: It’s about 2 miles of walking to get to it. Note: it’s another two miles to get back to the car.

Why not?

I strapped Pierce on my back, handed out 7 water bottles, and we headed out. We had a blast. We walked, walked, walked, splashed, waded, (or, if you’re as tall as Charlotte, swam) and walked, walked, walked.

For three hours.

By the time we were walking back, Charlotte was very done walking and she was on my shoulders, Pierce was tied on my back, and Brady’s leash drug behind her because even she was too tired to attempt to explore. The kids were all declaring Pierce to be the only dry child until they saw him when he came off my back. Anybody want to say “Ewwwwww”? He was more drenched than the ones who’d been playing in the river.

I’d started walking/running this week, in the evenings. I’d love to be in the shape I was when I was sixteen. But for now, well, I was already sore.

Tonight’s walk/run: Cancelled.

P.s. It’s 104 degrees outside. For the record.

5 comments:

Kayla said...

Wow, I bet everybody slept good that night! Are you doing couch-2-5k? I did that program this spring and loved it!

Adrienne said...

They did sleep exceptionally well. Except for Pierce, of course! I'm not doing the couch to 5K. I don't have an electronic device properly suited to run it. :-P

Kayla said...

I just used my cell phone...there's a timer or stopwatch on it. I also just ran by time, not distance.

Adrienne said...

Used the program on your phone or used the timer your phone has? My phone does nothing but making phone calls. :)

Kayla said...

oh, shucks. yes, I just used the timer on my phone, and looked up the program on the internet...it is free. How about a watch?