I know you may be tired of my saying this—Ren Man sure is—but it’s freakin cold here.
I anticipated “MizFit is cold” weather.
I know my FAVE temp is around 87 & sunny, I stalked the weather before we moved and saw it was consistently in the 50s.
Cool but doable.
And then I learned it’s 50s in the same way my beloved Pittsburgh is in the 50s:
30s in in the morning, damp, windy, maybe 50 for an ephemeral moment mid-afternoon.
The husband was kind enough to bestow upon me this parka (shockingly many other moms at the Tornado’s school own similar!):
- I was grateful for the coat…but Im a misfit whose smile is snagged by the cold.
- I was grumpy.
- I clicked into HIBERNATION mode.
I began planning my move back to Austin for IMMEDIATELY after the Tornado’s high school graduation.
- I swiftly remembered it’s not about me anymore.
I owed it to the Tornado to be resourceful, find my smile, and STAT.
And so we did.
It was an amazing reminder of the power of endorphins, laughter and little people.
eclipses the teacher. go old people!!!
Need more than a smile to motivate you to scooter?
- Scootering builds self-confidence and self-esteem. (yes. Im talking about my self-esteem.) Look what an uncoordinated 43.5 year old was able to master without breaking a hip!
- Scootering is a GREAT GLUTES workout. I was sore for days & methinks my booty is already less inclined to meet the backs of my knees!
- Scootering is FAB cardio…the kind you dont even realized youve done till it’s DONE!
- Scootering is AMAZING coordination practice…for us big people who no longer git out and PLAY on a regular basis (hello hopscotch!).
- Scootering finds yer smile. PERIOD. No one can be grumpy while attempting to balance, flail a leg, and not fall over. Believe me. I tried.
Have you given KICK SCOOTERING a try?
Im so so so flipping FRUGAL and even I think It’s thirty dollars TREMENDOUSLY well spent.
Katie @ Talk Less, Say More saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 4:19 am
More proof that exercise can be FUN! Love this.
Cammy@TippyToeDiet saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 4:40 am
I’m sorry your smile has been finicky. For what it’s worth, if I’d been through such an upheaval, my smile would be playing hide-and-seek, too.
No scooter in this household, but this reminds me I need to use these roller blades I got at a yard sale for $1.00. Must find knee pads….
Barbara saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 5:43 am
L has been after me for ages to get her one. I may do it after seeing this. Looks less dangerous than I thought.
Ida saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:33 am
Me as well.
Although I still think I’d fall off.
Coco saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:23 am
I can see how a frown would throw of your balance! And I love that you won your own race. 🙂
Andrea@WellnessNotes saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:24 am
Looks like lots of fun! You have a very good teacher! 🙂
And, yes, 50s can be deceptive… I leave before 7 every morning, and it’s been VERY cold, even in the South Bay where it’s quite a bit warmer…
Ida saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:33 am
Goodness this made ME smile.
Runner Girl saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:44 am
I wonder if I would do without a child??
Can I borrow the Tornado please? 🙂
Shelley B saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:53 am
You mean those scooter-riding hooligans in my neighborhood are actually exercising?! 😉
Pat saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 6:56 am
That really does look fun, Miz.
Did you EVER fall off?????
Betsy saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:09 am
Awesome! SO fun!
Kerri O saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:15 am
I have to admit I’ve never tried. We live on a dirt road, but when my kids visit their cousins that’s their favorite thing to do.
Kim saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:18 am
I wonder how many odd looks I would get if I go out and scooter today while the boys are at school – could add to the fun!!!
Looks like y’all had a super great time!!!
I’m with you – cold is not my friend!!! Way to make the most of it (as you do!).
MizFit saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:18 am
and I am woman enough to admit I STILL WANNA DECLINE each time she asks and I have to bundle up before we can go…but I bundle and it always makes me grin 😉
Mindy @Road Runner Girl saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:34 am
My boys have scooters…I need to give it a try! I didn’t even think about it being exercise lol!
Contemplative Fitness saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:35 am
Flashing back to my skateboard days in 1975. Already approaching the bodybuilding era of my life, I made sure switch feet every so often so my legs would develop evenly. Love that flashback!
Jody - Fit at 55 saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:35 am
Ah, 55 & scootering – I love the sound of that – you had me at tight glutes says this old lady that tries everything to keep them up but age is catching up too fast for them! 😉 Need the balance too! 🙂
So love the video AND I get so much that cold thing. I am a baby about cold weather! 😉
misszippy1 saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:48 am
I LOVE it! You are a fun mama. I’m always afraid of killing myself but it looks like so much fun when you do it that maybe I need to put fear aside and join my kids. (in the cold!)
Kat saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:09 am
haha, scooting is SO FUN! I love when a workout isn’t a “workout” 😉 xo
Colorado Gal saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:28 am
I don’t know why, but I think the word “scootering” is so funny! And you are seriously an awesome mama 🙂
Liana@RunToMunch saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:33 am
How fun!! 50s is summer =)
Bonnie saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:41 am
So great! We had Razor scooters growing up…well, one of them that my brother and I shared. 😉 We’d jump on it and take off to the neighbor’s house and like sharks all Razor around in the middle of the street. 😉 SO FUN! This for sure makes me smile.
On another note, it’s funny how things change; I can’t believe the sunshine and lack of layers I see (and rarely experience when I’m home!) down in CA…Granted, it’s that “wet cold” – in Calgary it’s dry, so while it might be freezing, you can actually warm up. You’ve got that “wet cold” feeling…brrr. But it still looks pretty good to me. 😉 Nice parka!
Gymdoll saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:43 am
Haha! So glad you posted this :). It’s always awesome to step outside of the normal workout routine and try new things. This is fun and you got to spend some time with your little girl while getting some exercise in! Love it!
Tamara saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:01 am
Yes! Scootering rocks! All 3 of my kids have ’em and we often scooter/jog around the inlet for fun/exercise.
Want a real booter burner? Try taking your scooter to the skateboard park! Super hard work pushing yourself up the last bit of a hill (and super scary for me going down the hills!)
Thanks for sharing!
Kierston saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:01 am
I’ve always wanted a scooter. Never got one. I got a pogo stick. I loved my pogo stick. I’m smiling just thinking about it! If I find another one, I’m buying it!
p.s. It feels like -30 here lol
Elle saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:14 am
Scootering is so fun. Glad you have discovered it too.
mimi saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:26 am
Maybe i can find an old one at a yard sale…
At least, i’m going to try.
MizFit saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:50 am
OOOOH NOW I WANNA DO A GIVEAWAY.
To you guys.
a SCOOTER SMILE MAKER.
Christine @ Love, Life, Surf saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:27 am
OMG I love the Tornado! My older son LOVES scootering. The younger one – not so coordinated yet. There are lots of scootering families here in Brooklyn. I’m sorry, I couldn’t help but laugh at your assessment of the lovely weather in the Bay Area. My husband always assumes that it will be warm when we visit. He packs shorts and T-shirts while I’m packing wool sweaters and fleece because I’m always freezing when I’m home!! I will say that the East Bay tends to be warmer/sunnier than SF 🙂
MizFit saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:49 am
I will say that the East Bay tends to be warmer/sunnier than SF 🙂
AMEN Sister. totally (ok not TOTALLY but…) why we resideth here.
Clinton saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:29 am
I’m getting my wife and kids ones for Valentine’s Day.
Danielle @ itsaharleyyylife saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 9:34 am
haha I remember those razor scooters! They were so much fun!
Patty saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 10:25 am
Now I want a scooter! I bet my godson has one. I see a date with my godson soon 🙂
deb roby saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 10:29 am
I think I’ve spotted the problem with you and the cold: you’ve forgotten the Law of Layers!
It’s a tank top and a hoodie. Socks and shoes (i’ve broken down and ordered the inj… whatever toe socks to keep my feetsies warm the rest of the winter)… and tights and capris.
Or simply wait the little more time until the hot flashes start coming… then thank god you’re not getting them in the 87 degrees.
KymberlyFunFit saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 10:51 am
It’s a lot warmer in Santa Barbara if you decide to relocate while staying in CA. Just a thought…… And we have scooters here too!
Jasmine saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 11:20 am
And you can always pick up a scooter or several at your local second hand store, even if you’re on vacation. Then just use for a while and donate it back when you’re all done! They also have helmets!
Tori @ In Love and Peanut Butter saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 12:30 pm
Oh my goodness, I bought my Fiance and I razor scooters a few months ago. He thought I was crazy but everytime we ride around the neighborhood we giggle like school kids. Definitely $30 well spent. And you’re right, it has to be a good workout, my legs and glutes are always sore after.
Roz@weightingfor50 saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm
OH fun!!!! Be careful on those hills in your new neighborhood when you ride! 🙂 BTW, you look adorable in that jacket! hang in there, spring is just around the corner!!! The groundhog said so.
Tiff saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 3:11 pm
I can’t say that I’ve tried kick scootering, but I love all your playout ideas. 🙂
AmyC saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 4:11 pm
Scootering looks so fun! Glad you found your smile 😉
addy saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 4:46 pm
I applaud your willingness to go out. I do hibernate in the cold. Bleh cold – bleh, bleh.
Deborah saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 5:49 pm
I love the notion of any exercise that is FUN! Plus it is almost like ‘incidental exercise’ as you are kinda playing!
And you can do it with the T, so even better!
cheryl saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:02 pm
50s is perfect running weather-
Have you tried mtn. biking? it’s great for butt and you never want to leave the trail to come home! (and talk about needing BALANCE!) Whoot!
Natalie saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm
I haven’t tried scootering. I’ll have to look into it once it warms up.
Gaye saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 8:27 pm
Is that easier than skate boarding, because I almost killed myself last time I thought that was a good idea? 🙂
Nellie saysFebruary 7, 2013 at 10:46 pm
I’ve gotta get a scooter if only for the wind-in-hair aspect. 🙂
Janet saysFebruary 8, 2013 at 12:05 pm
That Tornado is so stinkin cute, who could resist her when she asks you to join in a playout?! So glad you had a good scooter experience. My daughter has a Razor (as do most kids in our hood) and I was always jealous watching them have so much fun, that is till I found Xooter.com and got my very own “grown-up” scooter (and I’m 50)! As a matter of fact, since my Xooter (rhymes with scooter) was always being borrowed by the hubs and/or my daughter we now all have our own–which is quite the investment, but when they get used as much as ours do (they’re great for short commutes), I don’t mind. Yay for scootering and kudos to you for putting on layers and finding your smile! P.S. Did you see the kid in Tornado’s video wearing shorts?!
Susan saysFebruary 10, 2013 at 10:32 pm
I’m so excited to kick the scooter and learn from the Best.
Morgan@Balanced Daily saysFebruary 11, 2013 at 12:55 pm
How funny! I wish I still had my amazing razor scooter I had as a girl, I never thought it would be a good cardio workout! I’ll have to try that out next time I encounter one!
Kendall Parda saysFebruary 12, 2013 at 8:26 am
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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table saysFebruary 18, 2013 at 10:57 am
That is so cool! I love “kid” workouts. It’s a workout disguised as play time – my fav. 🙂