Sunday, January 12, 2014

Family hike

At about 3 pm today we decided to get out of the house and go on a family hike.  We did the Puppy Loop at the Belleview-Santos Bike Trail. The trail is about half a mile hubby says. We figured that would be a perfect starting one to see how the boys would do. They did great! Both kept trying to run out in front of us till I would yell red light for them to stop so we could catch up. There was also a lot of the word bike being yelled too. The trail we were on is a bike trail so they get first dibs over the trail.
 Far ahead on the center you can see a light blue blob. That was A.

Yesterday we bought a case of a powdered energy drink they were hawking at Sam's Club. I had no interest but hubby did. The rep told him if he showed the receipt he would give him something extra. Hubby liked it so we bought it for him. The powder is called ZipFizz and I am sure that you might have heard of it. I have, but didn't care enough about energy drinks to try it. Thanks to hubby we now have 24 servings of this stuff in the house. We decided to split a bottle of it before the hike. I guzzled my half then left him to hold the bottle. (heh) I didn't notice any type of rush from it myself. I actually forgot I drank it until we were headed to the car after the hike. My tummy was in knots the drive home. Of course we had to wait at a train crossing as well with a long ass train going through. Ugh! Anyway I will spare you the details but I will tell you that all day since my tummy has not been right.  I can have sugar alcohols in moderation. Once I hit my limit though it causes the same types of feeling as I am having today. I had only normal non fake sugar items to eat at that point though.  I am blaming the zipfizz myself. Good thing hubby like it as I don't see me trying it again unless I want to be a lab rat.

I have been hitting new blogs today hopping around from other people's blog lists. I found one that looked interesting so I started reading older posts. I ran into this post by the blogger Plump Nonfiction. The post really spoke to me. So I pledged to myself that I was going to walk 5 minutes on the treadmill. Knowing that I would probably go more but that I was only committed to 5 helped me mentally. I ended up walking 12 min so that I could do a half mile. Not much, but more than I did yesterday so I will take it. :)

Good night!


  1. Thanks for turning me on to a new blogger, I've followed her. Looks interesting and the running subject interests me right now. Though I don't have a treadmill, so jogging outside is my only option.

  2. It sounds and looks like a very nice hike! I love family hikes and being out in nature, there is just something magical about it. I don't drink those energy drinks either. They always taste bad to me and make my stomach hurt too. I stick to good old fashion water :).

  3. Love the sound and look to your family hike - it is so nice to share experiences like this.

    I steer clear of any sugary energy drinks. Water when you're out and about works well.

    Take Care

    All the best Jan

  4. Great post! Love those golden orb spiders. They're creepy, but oh so cool at the same time!


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