It became so bad that I couldn't keep up with (then five-year-old) Boy Kid or (then one-year-old) Girl Kid. Eventually, I realized that:
- Carrying Girl Kid up the stairs left me winded.
- It took me a couple days to recover from coaching soccer for a team of kids who where three feet tall.
- When watching a video that was filmed at my office, I saw some guy who looked like me in a fat suit. The fat guy was me.
- My size 40 pants were getting really tight.
Gretchen Reynolds' New York Times article Can Running Actually Help Your Knees? is interesting. It gives me hope that I will be able to keep this up for a while. I like being healthier. I can keep up with Boy and Girl Kid, but only if they are running in a straight line. Once they discover my weakness, it will be all up to Mrs. Kid to keep up with them.