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This is an interesting time in all of our lives. When I picked up the opportunity to promote plogging for Earth Day with BibRave and Knockaround, I thought this was going to be an easy and fun campaign for our whole family to get involved with! As time went on, the dynamics of our day to day has changed dramatically and in rapid fashion :
started working from home[UPDATE] furloughed from work until June
- keeping baby home from daycare
while working from home
- school cancelled for kindergartener for remainder of 2019-2020 school year; started homeschool with work provided from his teacher
- stay-at-home orders through
April 19thMay 3rd
- hubs working reduced hours and home more often
In this time, I am also seriously lacking the motivation to get out for a run. Whether it’s a teething baby is keeping me up every few hours through the night or just plain exhaustion from a body that isn’t quite performing on all cylinders, I have not been very active lately.
plogging for Earth Day
One way the kids and I have been able to keep moving is walking to the elementary school each day to pick up lunch. Our lunch walks started while I was still working and I would use my lunch hour for our 2-mile round trip jaunt.
From day 1, I realized that we needed to start bringing a “trash bag” to collect random trash along our route. I didn’t realize how much our neighborhood needed the extra attention. With the Earth Day plogging (picking up trash while on the run) campaign starting, I decided to give a little plogging lesson on my Instagram stories (minus step 3 of picking up the trash) :
So I packed up the stroller with a few cheap gloves I got from work LONG ago and some plastic shopping bags. Now I didn’t have an excuse as to why I couldn’t pick up trash along the way. I still have to be smart with my hands (don’t touch my face, wash promptly after our run, sanitize the stroller handles, etc.), but that is our new “normal” these days.
hug a tree for Earth Day
For Earth Day, the big kid and I made big plans to be outside most of the day either riding bikes, walking to school, and exploring/cleaning up our neighborhood. Too bad Mother Nature had other plans with rain off and on throughout the day. Once our school-work was complete, we headed out for a bike ride and walk before the rain came in.
Little man rode his bike ahead of me pointing out “good hugging trees” and trash for me to pick up — and we had a good time in our short time out before we started feeling the sprinkles of rain.
We decided to drive over to grab the school’s lunch today since the weather was questionable…and we found a couple huggable trees at the park and school as well!
Overall, I had fun plogging and tree hugging! While I wish we were able to clean up more neighborhood streets before Earth Day, we will continue to keep gloves and bags in the stroller just in case we see the need! Did you hug a tree today?
Thanks to Knockaround, I was looking fly while collecting trash and hugging trees and you better believe we will be cleaning up our streets for a long time to come! We are just getting started…
My fellow BibRave Pro’s are also documenting their plogging and tree hugging adventures on Earth Day on April 22nd. Be sure to check them out on their socials!
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