6'0 Tall wife to Muscle Man, mother of 3, full time career woman, with an addiction to running wherever her size 10's will take her.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Oh What a Night

The SUN came out!!! YIPPEE.. we set out on the trail with the boys. They did not want to be in the stroller, so we ran 1.25 miles then let them loose. This always makes me nervous with the FAST FAST bikes on the trail. The Boys had a blast running, kicking dandelions, and just being kids. I took a lot of pictures, will post more later. I wore a tank which was fine while running..
But wow was I cold when we were walking 64' is not that warm in the shade. We took the trail down to the River and let the boys toss in pine cones, so FUN!! Poor Muscle Man lifted the boys to see an Ant Hill and his leg hit Stinging Nettles.. OUCH!! Sad thing is I saw the plant but second guessed saying anything because I was not 100%..


Note to self: Trust your Mommy Radar!!

4 miles in an hour and besides being a little chilly it was the BEST run/jog/walk!! This is so much better than watching TV. I see many many many trail strolls this Summer..

  • What do you do with your Family to be ACTIVE?

15 comments:

tink said...

Love it, sounds like a great night. I love familys that are active and healthy together, definitly makes for a fun time!
I hope this summer I will get many runs in with my family as well as possibly some nice walks, swimming, and hiking!
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Julie said...

I love taking the kids hiking in the gorge. Lots of waterfalls to see, rocks to kick, water to splash in.

Frisbee at the park is always a winner, too!

Kate said...

We hike, volleyball in the summer, my 7 year old has discovered a great love for trying to kick a large bouncy ball over the house and will spend an hour or more outside doing that. Driveway basketball, tennis with the older ones, and scooter/run or bike/run combos with my youngest.

We used to play frisbee football with the whole extended family, and we still play touch football at holiday get-togethers.

Rose @ Eat, Drink, and Be Meiri said...

Have you ever tried making stinging nettle tea? It's a great way to get back at the plants. You pick a bunch (VERY CAREFULLY) and boil the crap out of it. Then drink the now greenish liquid. You can also then eat the leaves, pain free. They kind of taste like spinach.

Chelsea said...

I did nearly the same thing last night - but with my 'kid'. We wandered around the neighborhood, he ate the dandelion 'poofs', jogged a few blocks when he found a stick...

I went with the t-shirt last night, glad I didn't spring for the tank :)

Coy Martinez said...

we're big bike riders!! I love to take the boys out on bikes!

Stacie said...

It was beautiful last night. We went on a family bike ride. Growing up in the sticks the best cure for stinging nettles is to put some mud on it. If nothing else spit on some dirt and make your own. The stinging is almost instantly better.

Kristin Miller said...

"family walks" around our neighborhood. Living in NYC means there's always something to walk to!!!

The CilleyGirl said...

And now it's raining again :(

Eleven years of summer camp on Vashon Island taught me exactly what stinging nettles look like. I also learned that if you rub fern spores (just pluck a leaf or two and use the underside) directly onto the affected area it will take away the sting. Well worth knowing when you have kids :)

Bethany + Ryan said...

oooo tank tops!!! Can't wait! Not quite ready for that here but any day now!

Kerrie T. said...

And...today it pours....

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

I loveyour photos! YOur trail always looks so inviting.

We play soccer, wiffle ball, go for walk, swim, play badmitten, frisbe....I like to make the kids active time fun.

Cynthia O'H said...

What a great night. I can't wait to get my guy in the jogger again. I've been putting it off until after the marathon because he is so much bigger (almost 50 pounds) now. I know that this will definitely be my last year of taking him with me on my runs and can't wait to get him off his training wheels so that I can coach him to ride while I run.

Michelle said...

My boys hopped on their bikes and we busted out almost 5 miles! It was great! Sunny and 75*.

onelittletrigirl said...

I have been so happy to wear tank tops!!!! But the heat brings its own issues....