Monday, March 15, 2010

I split my

So, I squeezed in a lot of activity today. With the beautiful weather here until Tuesday, I wanted to take advantage of every sunny minute and soak up some Vitamin D. Yesterday, I decided to wash my car MYSELF, but I never got around to it. Today, car-washing topped my to-do list.

That looks like 20 activity points worth of dirt caked on my vehicle. Actually I looked up the activity points value for washing a car. I earned 4 points for 90 minutes of car washing and car care (i.e. vacuuming, squatting and scrubbing, etc.) 

So on to some pants splitting fun with my boys. Unbeknown to them,I made plans for the boys to join me at the park while I start Week 4 Day 1 (WK4D1) of my Couch to 5K (C25K) training. Did I mention I started the C25K training...AGAIN?! Well my friends, My mom and I intend to run the Summer Kick-Off Fun Run on May 8th. Why do they call runs fun? Ironically, I find nothing fun about running.

As I prepare for my first run, I am filled with trepidation and fear. Hopefully on the day of the run, my endorphins kick in and I run like a champ. I just want to complete my first run, so I can get my feet wet and catch the 5K fever. This Summer Kick-Off Fun Run will be my first 5K, and certainly not my LAST!

Okay...okay, on to my busted pants. While taking a much needed H2O break after knocking out WK4D1, my boys sauntered over to inform me about their adventurous trail expeditions. The boy's trail tales intrigued me, so I told them to lead me to the fun!
Okay, here's where the trouble started. My boys warned me about parts of the trail that required some climbing skills, but I failed to heed their warning. Well...too late to turn back now, so ONWARD! 
Look at the steep hill in the background. Trail #1 contained many hilly parts which I successfully conquered with my own brand of clumsy flair.
Speaking of clumsy, on to trail #2. Now, here's where the shenanigans and hi-jinks began.

My pants after the butt slide. And I went to Wal-Mart with this dirty butt. I hope I do not end up on one of those people of Wal-Mart emails that circulate around the country.
The first obstacle (the butt slide) at the beginning of the trail clued me in to the perils that awaited. But NO, once again I failed to heed the warning:
Good times...good times! And YES,I did split my
You'd think I'd quit while I was ahead. Nope! We collectively decided to check out Trail #3. On the way to our next adventure I cut my hand on a stick, but I survived the minor scrape.
While walking the trail, I questioned my boys several times about the legitimacy of trial #3. The trail resembled that of a uncharted jungle in the making. After swatting the foliage with a stick the greenery thinned out and this peaceful scene unfolded before us.
We found interesting tiny prints from some little creature.
Well that concludes my Trail Mix adventures. After our 3 expeditions we decided to hang around the park as the sun retreated behind the trees.
Watching the boys climb the tree looked like fun, but I dared not try.
As we prepared to leave, we met a nice older couple that schooled the boys in Squirrel 101. 
 As we drove to Wal-Mart for produce we all laughed AGAIN about my busted pants...LOL! GOOD TIMES!


  1. If you do end up on the Wal-Mart site at least you can say you split your pants for a good cause-you were getting a workout, right?

    I love a woman who doesn't take life too seriously! LOL!

  2. It sounds like you had a really great day. Think of all of the APs from those trails!! 4 APs for car washing? Woo Hoo...I (well we....hubby and I) washed mine this weekend. Didn't even think about APs for it!

    When I read your post title, it made me think of the Sponge Bob pants splitting episode.

  3. LOL....that is HILARIOUS. It's so great that you got to get out with your boys and have a fun time...and of course...get some exercise!! It's great when you can have a good laugh like this.

    Also, I know you will do fabulous and you *will* be ready for that run in May. Once you get in line with all the other runners and the gun (or whatever annoying sound they use to jolt the crap out of you) off, you will motivated more than ever, believe me. You will probably remember your first 5K better than the first time you lost your virginity. ;-)

  4. Wow, that looks like lots of fun - split pants and all! I love this time of year when we can finally get back outside & explore again. :)

  5. Oh man, you are crazy! hahaha. I would not be able to do those climbs. I don't have the knees for it.

    If you end up on POW I got your back!

  6. OMG, Trina, that is SO HYSTERICAL! You are such a trip! Your kids look like they had a great time with you :)

  7. That cracked me up! :) You are too funny!

  8. LMAO!!!! i don't even know if your pants rate high enough for the wal-mart emails...i've seen MUCH worse! that was such great family activity...i love it!!! i wanna be like YOU when i have kids!

  9. You go, girl! Rock that climb! Hahaha. And you will totally have fun on the day of your 5k; I didn't like most of my Couch to 5k training but loved running my first 5k. I just relished the whole racing environment and tried to enjoy the experience. And you will be full of adrenaline. You will be GREAT!

  10. So funny! I giggled out loud at the videos! You guys look like a great little family :)

  11. Bwah ha ha haaa! I love how the little one is sucking his teeth in the first video talking about "Come get her, Come get her Dominique!" They totally give you a hard time!

    I wanna climb a trail with you! Call me this week and I'll meet you somewhere! I'm on it! I went to Zumba and I walked today and made my own lettuce wraps! Woo hoo!

    Yall are the Three Black Stooges!

  12. That sounds like so much fun. I think it's incredible that you would do so much in a single day.

  13. LOL! You are SO funny! Im gonna look for you on the people of Wal-Mart site! HAHA! Looks like a great workout you and the boys got! :) YOU GO GIRL!

  14. LOL! those videos made me go ha ha ha! Looks like you had a lot of fun AND a big workout!! Great goin'

  15. SO SO SO SO FUN.
    pants splitage and all.

    Loved the photos of your boys, too.

  16. Good for you for training for a 5K. I'm training for my first race ever on 5/2 - a half marathon. Yes, I am crazy. Your hiking looked like quite the adventure.

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  18. Even though you split you're pants, it looks like you all had a ton of fun! ANd you got a lot of exercise in. The trails are absolutely beautiful. But you know what I love the most, is the fact that you and your boys are having so much fun spending quality time together. Great Mom!!

  19. AHAHAHAHAAH! You are a riot - that Walmart comment is hilarious!

  20. I don't often laugh out loud! But those videos i had tears in my eyes from laughing :) Great exercise for you!

  21. Your laugh is infectious!!! Looks like you had an amazing time with your boys :) Thanks for sharing!!!


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