Yesterday morning Hunter and I did his first long run!! He is training for a half marathon and I’m going to do his long runs with him (as well as the race!).
Of course it was fun for me – I got to run and spend time with my son – what could be better?!
But, I told Hunter that the training should be fun for him. I don’t want him to dread the Sunday long run or feel like it is something he “has” to do!!! The main goal in the training and racing should be –
I started thinking that really this should be applied to LIFE!!! We shouldn’t dread things that are part of our life. I don’t want to rush life in order to get past things that I don’t enjoy. I want to embrace all of life and make it fun.
In our family, Chris is the “fun” parent and I’m usually the one reminding everyone of the rules and being the stick-in-the mud! I don’t know that I will ever change that completely but I do want to try and enjoy all parts of life and make things more fun!!!
Way back when Chris and I first met, he was in pilot training (for the Air Force). It was a very intense program but one of the things Chris used to say (and has continued to say since then) always stood out to me. He would finish flying and tell the instructor, “I can’t believe they pay me to do this.”
The reason he felt that way is because flying was (and continues to be today) FUN for him! He always wanted to be a pilot and he fulfilled his dream and loves being able to fly!
That is what I hope for my boys – I want them to do what they love because it will make their lives so much better and more fun!!!
I think that attitude goes a long way to determining how much fun something is and I’m working on my attitude when it comes to tasks/events that aren’t my favorite. I know that it is possible to have fun no matter what you are doing if you really want to.
There are going to be times in all of our lives that we have to do things that we don’t want to or that aren’t very pleasant. But, overall, I think that life should be fun!!!
This week I have things that I’m looking forward to and other things that I would rather avoid but I’m going to do my best to make them all fun!!
What are you going to do today to have fun?