No slip. No slide.

I made a mistake today.

Just so you know, the slip and slide -- you know, the long-rubbery-slippery-child-runway that you put down on your lawn and sprinkle water all over so that when you go running from really far away and dive head-first onto it you slide all the way to the end -- the one you played for hours on when you were a kid until you were all pruned up?

Yeah. It's not made for adults.

Maybe the 5K made me feel invincible and kidlike. I was going to be the "cool mom" today. Look kids! (This is me showing a 4, 3, and 2 year old...) This is how it's done! You run from back here and you just .....


No slipping. No sliding. Just falling like a ton of bricks, smashing my guts.

I must have missed the note on the box: not made for adults over 30.

Just so you know.


  1. I laughed at this-not at you--but at me! I did this last summer and man, did it hurt! I thought I was the only one . . . yeah, I made that note to self: do not do that again! Although it cracked my kids up!

  2. I'm having a very nice little giggle over here, and it kind of is at your expense, but I'm the one who can't even run through the airport without ankle pain for a week, while you are running the 5K and whatnot, so I can't even imagine what would happen to me on one of those things. Too funny - no slip, no slide. Bawhahahaha. :)

  3. Thanks for the heads up. We have a slip n slide and it did cross my mind to try it. I swear on the box it had a weight limit though and I far exceeded it and that's what kept me from trying it. Glad you weren't hurt.

  4. Yeah...I know. I know.
    What does that tell you?

  5. Hee hee, my husband was out on the slip & slide yesterday. He says it's much more difficult than when we were young.

  6. Oh sweetie! You poor thing!

    But my gosh, absolutely funny (I'm SO SORRY).


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