I've never considered myself a runner but I feel like that mentality is evolving. In my late 20s, I would take Mondo for walks periodically and would jog a bit. I didn't track my activity but I knew I felt better when I did it. Then I had Rio and not too long after that, we moved. I fell out of the habit of walks/jogs and I always found myself lamenting that lack of activity. But I didn't do anything to change that. Until recently.
On New Year's Day (so predictable, I know) I made a point to go on a walk with Brent. Every day after that for the next few weeks, I would either walk or do a 20 min yoga video (thanks YouTube!). Something stuck. They weren't long walks, just around our looooong block with Mondo and sometimes Rio. I'd walk most and try to jog bits of it. Then one day when I was leaving the house, I decided to drive my walking route to see how long it was. It was exactly a mile! After that, things changed. I downloaded the Runkeeper app and started paying attention to what I was accomplishing on my little walks.
Oh, and my opening photo to this post? We bought a kite, walked to a nearby school, and had the best time flying. I would venture to say it's been 30 years since I've flown a kite. So overdue. So much fun. Perfect way to end spring break.