Wednesday, April 7, 2010

How do you spend your evenings?

I have always loved to camp!  I used to go camping with my dad a lot when I was younger but then school and sports took over my life in high school and college.  Last week, Brian somehow convinced me that we needed to get a tent and go camping.  We decided we needed to practice putting up the tent before we actually go camping!

Brian starting to set up the tent while I read the instructions

We were able to get the tent set up!

Now for the rainfly/cover.

Brian's best manly man pose.

OH yeah I was there too...

Are you taking pictures of me or the tent??

Our tent!  Now its time to take it down...

It was quite the experience and we got some weird looks from our neighbors but it was definitely fun and now we are ready to go camping, except that we don't have sleeping bags or any of the other essential equipment!

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This morning was the last of the good weather before we get hit by rain for the rest of the week so I made myself get out of bed and run.  I thought to myself after my alarm went off - 
"Two miles, you can do two miles, just go out 1 mile and then come back, thats all you have to do" (thanks to Lacey for the idea and inspiration!)

So I set out and ran and it was warm and clear and I even met my neighbor who walks every morning around the apartment complex!

Have a good Wednesday!!

26 comments:

Morgan said...

LMAO! That last pic of you is priceless! Great job guys!

Marlene said...

I have so many photos of myself like that, mid-speech with my mouth open. LOL!

Nice-looking tent.. hoepfully you guys can plan some camping trips soon! We love tp camp and try to go a couple of times each year.

teacherwoman said...

Oh how I want to go camping! It's been so long since the last time I went! Way to practice getting that tent up!

And nice job on getting out there and getting that run done! I felt the same way this morning. If I could just get there and run 2 miles I would be happy. I ended up doing 3.5!

misszippy said...

Looks like you guys are in business! I hope you get to use it soon.

Jamie said...

That last pic is classic! Have fun camping :)

Kim said...

Awesome tent!! And great job getting up and getting your miles in!

Christy said...

You should've camped in the back yard! I used to do that with my brother and sisters when we were kids =)

Lisa said...

I love this! I think it would be so much fun and out of the ordinary to camp in the backyard! And, it's definitely smart to do a trial run!

Glad you got a run in before the rain! Have a great day!

Jeri said...

hahah I love that last pic of you. camping is fun, but man I hate bugs....and that dewy feeling you have when you wake up. Blech. Basically camping isn't fun. Ha.

RunningLaur said...

Be careful; camping is so fun, you'll inevitably end up spending close to a million dollars in gear at REI (or EMS). Or maybe that's just me.... :)

Staci Dombroski said...

I love camping!! Great pictures :)

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Those pictures are awesome! I never really did much 'true' camping when I was growing up since we always had a camper and then my parents bought a lake home. But I would love to go camping. There are so many great trails & camping sites in Minnesota - esp in the Northern part. I am crossing my fingers that I meet a guy who is into camping... and owns all the stuff... :)

Amy said...

Nice tent!

I got a tent last year, but so far it hasn't made it out of the box, so you're way ahead of me!!

Lacey Nicole said...

nice tent!!!!!!!!!! i love the photos of you guys with it :) i am impressed. i cannot set up tents. i can't build ANYTHING. and the directions are always so... finicky :) you guys did a great job. hopefully you get to go real camping soon!!!!

and FIST PUMP for 2 mile inspiration :P I love when i say something worthwhile. heheh.

Amber (Girl with the red hair) said...

I LOVE camping!! Me and Eric bought a bunch of new camping gear and went a few times last summer, definitely made for some very fun memories!

Chelsea said...

Oooh, camping is fun. It would be a little chilly for me still, but I've heard there's a lot of great camping around here. Just think of what your neighbors would have thought if you'd slept out there last night!

onelittletrigirl said...

Camping is so much fun!! And the pics are great!

sunapeegirl said...

Looks fun!
I always tell myself "you only have to go a little bit" to motivate myself to get out there, then I always end up going further! haha

EndorphinBuzz said...

Camping is awesome you'll have tons of fun!

akjenniekt said...

That is a good motivator- out one mile really does seem to bad and then, of course, you just need to get back. No problem:-).

Great tent- once you get the rest of your gear you guys'll have a great time!

Glenn Jones said...

I *love* camping and backpacking myself. I'll expect pictures!

The Happy Runner said...

That's great. Get your gear and I'm sure you'll have lots of fun!

kilax said...

We have had a tent for years and never used it! I want to go camping too. I would love to get away from it all!

Molly said...

I've had a tent set up in our basement for a year, perfect for the kids to play in!

this weather is so wacky, I heard we might have snow flurries tomorrow for my group run!

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

I LOVE LOVE camping!! We did it more before we had kiddos..

Way to get out there..

runnernic.com said...

I used to LOVE to go camping! I would love to now but just dont have any stuff!!! We used to set our tents up in our yard too and have sleepovers outside....until my mean brother scared us and made a bunch of screaming little girls come running inside!!! ha ha ha ha ha