This weekend Leroy and I set out on our first hike together this fall. I have been wanting to start hiking with Leroy for a few months now because many of our blogging friends have inspired us to get out there and hike, and with the temps cooling down here this weekend was perfect for us to get started.
For obvious reasons, Leroy and I hiking together is a questionable venture. Our tainted past and misuse of our brains has left us, as a team, to be known as incompetent by certain people of our household.
We’re like the best friends that shouldn’t be best friends because trouble seeks them out and finds them.
Whatever. That’s not going to stop us.
So anyway, on our first hike together this Saturday I learned some valuable lessons along away.
1. I am not as fit as I think I am
2. Going down a big hill is a lot more fun than going up a big hill
3. Leroy is stronger than me no matter how much I want to believe otherwise. He outweighs me by 35 pounds and going down a hill with him is fun!!! It’s best to just go with the flow rather than show resistance.
4. We are not ready to go off trail yet for a few reasons. Going off trail the day after you were in the woods shooting paintballs at zombies is not a good idea when you have an overactive imagination. I realize that I am a grown adult but I would of felt better going off the trail if I had my paintball gun with me because Leroy is not trained on how to kill zombies, yet.
5. Leroy and I are not in sync yet. When we come to an area that puts us in a predicament, like an area that is not big enough for the both of us to cross side by side because one of us is bound to end up in the sewer, we can’t decide who gets to go first. Age before beauty or beauty before before age? and if it’s age- is that in dog years or human years? and why in either case am I still older?
6. When you stop to take a break going up that big hill that was so much fun to go down because your thigh muscles are burning and your dog has slowed to a near turtle pace, it is not, I repeat, it is NOT a good idea to call your husband and tell him that you and Leroy are lost in the woods. He does think that is funny because he warned you to stay on the trail before you left and now you are both grounded.
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