Friday, February 25, 2011

Calling All Lean Chitas

Ok Lean Chitas ~ Remember all of you who pledged allegiance to Mai's Lean Chitas Club on THIS POST
...well she's wants you to know she's keeping up her end of the bargain and wonders how you all are doing??!!



This 6 year old is seriously WACK! When she gets home from school, she likes to run on the treadmill a little, do some squats and then maybe knock out a dozen or so burpees. I prefer that she be involved in sports. Her big thing is soccer, but I tried my hardest to get her to play basketball this year. She was having none of it. I thought it was a perfect fit for her but once she makes up her mind...there's rarely a chance of changing it (This mini me SO reminds me of someone...) so no basketball this year.

Yesterday she begged me all day long to take her to the gym with me while I went swimming and more importantly on such a snowy day..getting my sauna ON.
I picked her up out of the kids club an hour and half later and she was a sweaty mess. They said she had been playing hoops non-stop since I dropped her off. I LOVE that our new kids club has wii fit, wii snowboarding, etc AND A basketball court! She now is  begging me to let her play basketball, but it looks like she'll have to wait until next year. However, she has convinced me to hit the outdoor hoops after school today...so with that and a toasty one hour spin at the gym, my workouts will be complete for the day.

Lean Chitas??? What did you do this lovely Friday?

24 comments:

Keelie Sheridan said...

Woah- she sounds like the perfect workout buddy!

I'm doing some at home kettlebell work and potentially a run outdoors if the rain lightens up! Happy Friday!

racing dawn said...

Man if I could do just one pull up like that....

She is a rock star...make sure to tell her! :)

Pretty sure I can't keep up you guys...

Rose said...

Someone who loves burpees? AWESOME.

Jeannie said...

Go Mai Go!!!

Small Town Runner said...

Wow! She is an awesome little girl!
So much energy =D

Michael said...

It's awesome that your daughter is so in to fitness at her age. She is learning life long lessons now that will help keep her active. Way to go!

Elizabeth said...

You have obviously set a great example! LOVE it!!

Stephanie said...

My oldest and your daughter would have so much fun together. :)

Mine started off game night the other night with

"Alright everyone...let's go ahead and pick up a 5 pounder and work our core."

heheeheheh

Emz said...

YA
I
can't
do
a
pull
up.

holy. freaking. cow.

Aimee said...

Wow...just wow! :)

MuncherCruncher said...

OK that is amazing!I wish she would rub off on the REST of America!!!

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i think it's so amazing she has learned enough from you that a little workout makes her feel happy and good!!

Katie said...

She is definitely a future running star :)

I did a little swimming and sauna today too! and a recovery 3 miler.

Julie said...

Katie is crosstraining :D

I bet a swim and sauna felt good after pushing yourself so hard at the race!

Small Town Runner said...

Oh boy...Forgot to tell ya...5 years is a LONG time to be dealing with injuries . I am so happy for you! I hope you keep doing whatever it is that is working!

Also- when I first got married, we lived on the same road as the Tyee campground. :) When you come this way, let me know!!!

Small Town Runner said...

Nathan has a message for Mai...
"Mai. I would like to run with you, if you'd like me to."
=D

Julie said...

Maybe they can run together this summer! We'll definitely be down Tyee way in July or Aug or BOTH, so maybe we can spend a day at the river with all the kiddos! That would be fun.

I'll show Mai Nathan's note tonight. She'll love it!

Teamarcia said...

She is awesome! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree!

Small Town Runner said...

lol
Nathan to mai-
How fast was that turtle?
I'd like to run around that loop with her. Maybe I could have a race with her.


This could continue for a long time...:))

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

What a cute girl you got there. She obviously loves to exercise and thinks it's fun.

Small Town Runner said...

We are on for this summer :) NAthan is very excited. So am I =D

Amanda said...

I loved this post! I spent my Friday running, spending time with family and friends and working for a little :)

TutuRunner said...

oh man. too cute! she'd be proud of me. i ate cookies and sour patch kids (well, sour patch mickie heads) after the 1/2 yesterday..... awesome plan!

ratherthecouch said...

Man! Looks like you're rubbing off on her!