It’s no surprise that as a full-time, working mom of two pre-teen boys and a puppy, there’s one thing that has me more excited than anything else about 2016: it’s a Leap Year. Oh, an extra day! A glorious, “found” twenty-four hours that haven’t existed in 1,460 days! (But who’s counting?). What to do, what to do?
Just a mere month or two into the year, it only seems fitting to revisit my resolutions—but in a way that fully embraces the gift of a Leap Day:
Exercise my right to … exercise. This one always ends up falling to the bottom of my daily to-do’s. But I’m guaranteed to get it in if it’s not the same ‘ol, same ‘ol. This February 29, I’m headed to Rockin’ Jump Trampoline Park, where I can jump my way through 30,000+ square feet of space, play trampoline dodge ball and pretend I can pike. It’s not just for kids. Really.
Forget the dog & adopt a frog! Did you know you can Adopt an Animal via the Henry Vilas Zoo? Don’t get me wrong; I adore our furry, four-legged family member. But a four-legged amphibian doesn’t chew my new shoes. And it’s a great way to teach my kiddos about care and conservation.
Go Green by Riding the Red. This one will help me right a resolution gone wrong. Last fall, I purchased a B-Pass from Madison BCycle. But I haven’t put it to good use, either for exercise or as a green way to get across the Square to meetings. For the first time this year, six stations stayed open through winter, so the snow is no excuse.