Tuesday, November 22, 2011
How I PLAN To Overcome Lazy This Week: We're Adding a New Healthy Thanksgiving Tradition
I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving this year. I can’t wait to see my family and enjoy the good food. . . and this year, I’m especially looking forward to the 1st Annual Johnson Family Golden Sneaker Challenge!
I’m still working on the details but there will be things like a pumpkin relay, a gobbler chase, a 5K turkey trot, an Indian (ahem – native American) hieroglyphic hike… and, of course, some power shopping (possible requirements: a running pace and jumping jacks while waiting in line).
I did something similar with the Taylor side of my family this summer during our reunion at the beach and it was AWESOME! It turned out to be one of the highlights of the vacation.
We’ll see how much we can fit in… after all we’re not abandoning the usual traditions, nor do I want to eliminate some luxurious down-time while the kids occupy themselves with unstructured free-play.
I just wish we had a few more hours of daylight this time of year. Curse you, daylight savings… and planet Earth for tilting away from the sun! It’s winter, but we still wanna play outside!
Have a happy (and healthy) Thanksgiving!
Posted by Sharon Johnson at 7:10 PM