Our new community recently opened a 1-mile fitness trail (the Borrego Trail) and we took time last weekend to go on a family walk on it. Dan, Vivian, and Snoopy had walked it on NYE, but I hadn’t yet had a chance to explore it. When you add in the distance that we walked to get to and from the trail and our house, we walked about 3 miles.
Vivian did really well riding in her stroller, walking, and playing on the fitness equipment – right up until we veered off the fitness trail and back onto the streets. Then, she was in hysterics because I wouldn’t carry her. The fun abruptly stopped. Luckily, after walking with her screaming in her stroller for about 1/2 mile, Dan was finally able to get her to calm down and stop crying. She’s quite the mama’s girl right now and although this mama loves her baby so very much, this mama is also pregnant and tired and not coordinated enough to walk uphill, push a stroller, and hold a heavy toddler on her hip.
Despite the crying episode, we all had a great time and look forward to many more walks, runs, and bike rides on this trail in the future.