Friday, April 24, 2009

Exercise Like Rich People

In an effort to increase our activity I decided to bring the kids back to The Biltmore. Weather permitting my goal is to bring the girls here after school twice a week. Our typical visit is an hour and a half to two hours of constant (and enjoyable) walking (and in Kid's case running). Our annual passes have more than paid for themselves... I really underestimated all the property had to offer. They have beautiful gardens, lawns and trails and you really have free reign to use them as you see fit. I think this in addition to our now daily walks home from school fit a pretty good level of exercise into Kid's life without feeling like we're trying to "do something". I think the key for us is finding something that we would do anyway and just doing it more. Once school is out in another month (MONTH!!!!) I'll have a lot more time and energy to devote to choosing fun physically active outings and adventures.

In the meantime we'll just pretend we're Vanderbilts.




I love this series of pictures... I think they're hilarious... it looks like she's training for something.
What can I say?... those large open spaces just make kids want to RUN.

I spent the majority of the day getting my own workout...


Thankfully it wasn't all up hill...

7 comments:

Supermom said...

LOL, reminds me of Rocky when he was training.

I'll go with you if you'd like!

julie said...

That place looks amazing. Kids do love big, open spaces and will run and run. Oh, the freedom.

Oh dear God about the field trip. Good luck with that.

Mrs Furious said...

Supermom,
Anytime :)

Julie,
did you see what I wrote yesterday in the comments about being next year's class parent?! Feedback...

Julie said...

I was going to suggest going there more...when you go and explore, you have to get back...that is what I tell myself when I run! Have fun!!

Elizabeth said...

oooh, so pretty! I want to go!

Mrs Furious said...

Elizabeth,
It is pretty... it's kind of like Cranbrook.


Julie,
"when you go and explore, you have to get back"
it's true... and it makes it seem more like an adventure than intentional exercise.

Kiki said...

So I'm thinking, my sister, when she comes with her kids this summer, we need to make a road trip to Asheville:
A) to visit you on your turf,now that you have come to both of us
B) I have got to see that Biltmore House for myself, those grounds make me want to run and play tag for days....
let's plan it!!!

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