Friday, October 17, 2008
These Boots Are Made For Walking
Have I mentioned to you that this kid can walk? And walk. And walk. And walk ...
Eliza has decided that her beloved Bugaboo stroller which has been our primary means of transport throughout the city should be retired. What she once thought of as her Rolls Royce ride is now an instrument of torture. Eliza simply will not get into the thing and would prefer to hoof it on her own everywhere we go.
Now I know few people people believe me when I tell them Eliza can easily walk a mile without breaking a sweat, so I have enlisted Mapquest to prove my point.
Twice weekly trek to the hospital for therapy: .97 miles each way.
Twice weekly trek to gym class: .65 miles each way
Daily trip to either of her favorite playgrounds: .40 miles each way.
Adding all this up, just walking to and from these three destinations each week totals 10.48 miles per week.
This does not count the running, climbing and jumping in the park, gym class or therapy. Nor does it include the various short walks to the grocery, the pharmacy, the parking garage, etc.
So can anyone tell me where a toddler who lives on about 700 calories a day finds the energy for all of this?