Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Motivation Monkey

We love, love Curious George at our house these days. I tivo the episodes every day on PBS and Sophie and I usually watch them together at 4:30 in the morning when she gets up for her midnight snack (growth spurt anyone?). This morning's episode was Curious George Personal Trainer. George helps a professor at the museum go from workaholic to runner so she can race in a footrace to earn money for the museum.

George makes up these cute little training notecards after watching a video called "Run for Life." He has the professor stretch, run at a consistent pace, and drink water. But the professor still hates running and thinks it is boring. So George, being a smart little monkey, has her start running towards fun things - a ferris wheel, a big fountain, a carnival. The professor loves running and finishes the race. She then rewards her monkey trainer with her race medal.

Lessons from Curious George Personal Trainer?
1) I watch too much Curious George. I know more about what happened during this show than what went on during last week's Grey's Anatomy.

2) Know the basics. Stretching? Good. Consistent pace? Excellent. Water? Necessary.

3) Make it fun. I'm off to hunt for the closest ferris wheel and/or giant fountain. I may have to settle for the mud puddle at the end of my driveway.

11 comments:

B.o.B. said...

Cute post Heather. I love these ideas as well. And yeah, maybe you should sneak in some adult shows here and there. Just kidding! (I love cartoons!)

Jamoosh said...

As long as you splash through said puddle with fervor - go for it!

Jess said...

Very cute. I didn't know Curious George was actually a cartoon; I thought it was just a book.

Sarah said...

Too funny! We love George here too! Both my 3 and 6 year old love him, so both are happy to watch. :)

Carly said...

LOL! who said that cartoons were not educational? George is a favorite in our house too.

joyRuN said...

Love Curious George! Super Why is a big winner at our house too.

Haven't seen a single episode of Grey's Anatomy this season.

Marlene said...

I used to love watching Curious George. Sounds like a good episode. :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

glad i'm not the only one that needs external motivation :)

Mama said...

Cute! The current obsession here is Backyardigans. I know more about that than what is going on in the real world at the moment. ;o)

MCM mama

Ali said...

I've never seen Curious George cartoon ... but it sounds motivational!

I Run for Fun said...

I can just picture you and Sophie watching Curious George at 4AM!!! That is cute. I love the idea of racing for the nearest water fountain...except that I may get run over by a car in the process!