We trampolined like teenagers.

on August 7, 2012 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 10 comments by

The Olympics have had a lot of fascinating influence in my life this year.

For example, I now watch television from 7-11pm every night.

Also, I have the television on during the day while I’m “working” and I put “working” in quotes because I did a fraction of the amount of “work” I should have done last week thanks to the Olympics on television all the live-long day.

I’m a sports-lovin’ gal. What can I say.

[Apparently I’m also a poverty-lovin’ gal because if I keep up this lifestyle, I will no longer have income.]

If the Olympics were longer than two weeks, I would have to throw my television in the trash.

Not to mention, I can’t even deal with the spoilers that happen to me EVERY DAY. It breaks my competitive heart every time.

And in all of the Olympic excitement and whoo-haa, a crew of us decided to head to Sky High Sports on Sunday, a super fun trampoline park, to practice our own gymnastics moves. What that means is this: you pay to jump in a room full of trampolines. Oh, and they have dodgeball. And they have a place where you can jump from a trampoline into a foam pit.

I’ll tell you real quick how that foam pit situation went for me. I jumped in the pit, no worries. Getting out, on the other hand, was panic and sweat inducing. I could not, for the life of me, get my feet UNDER my body because it was just all these foam cubes around me. So it took me some extra time and they had to bring in a crane.

[No they didn’t. But I truly wish they had.]

Even writing about it, no kidding, is making my stomach hurt with nerves because I feel panicked about not being about to get out of said foam pit.

Moving on.

We jumped and laughed for a good solid hour, just a handful of 30-somethings playing around like we were 17.

You know what isn’t 17?


We spent Sunday afternoon bouncing from trampoline to trampoline [everything that is blue in the photo below is trampoline and jumpable], back-flipping like nobody’s business, racing, flinging our bodies around like we were bags of flour.

You know what isn’t a bag of flour?


Afterwards, we went to Sonic. Because a diet cherry limeade heals all that ails you. Almost.

Because Monday was still full of text messages like this:

“Man, how sore are you?”

“I think I sprained my ankle.”

“I can’t lift my arms above my head.”

“I think I hurt a muscle I didn’t know existed.”

No kidding. Those are real, y’all. Real comments from people in their 30s who spent one solid hour jumping on trampolines.

Will we do it again?


[PS- I was NOT paid by Sky High Sports to write this. We just had a blast so I thought I’d tell you. Also, forgive my red face in this pic. But don’t forgive Dave Barnes for bouncing in the back because that is hilarious.]


  1. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 9:09 AM  |  reply

    love this

  2. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 9:30 AM  |  reply

    Fun! I want to come. 🙂

  3. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 9:54 AM  |  reply

    WHAT?!!! That sounds like the most amazing place ever. We need one in Athens!!

  4. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 9:59 AM  |  reply

    BRAINSTORM: They should create a trampoline Olympics. A high jump, pole vault, handball, dressage, etc. all on trampolines. How fun would pole vaulting off a trampoline be (seriously, how fun? Like moderately to very?)?

    Anyway, I am going to spend the next hour day dreaming about my trampoline olympics.

  5. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 10:23 AM  |  reply

    Awesome! Wait until you’re 49 and jumping on a trampoline…

  6. Trayce (Sky High Flak)
    posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 11:35 AM  |  reply

    So then it’s a “no” for our AIRobics class? 😉 Love your blog. I’m going to share it everywhere.

  7. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 11:53 AM  |  reply

    Annie, you are truly hilarious. I have had the same schedule, watching more TV than ever and not working out so that I can watch others in peak physical condition win their medals.
    It all makes sense at the time. Team USA! 🙂

  8. posted on Aug 07, 2012 at 1:39 PM  |  reply

    where is this place? I must go.

  9. Nicole
    posted on Aug 08, 2012 at 5:53 AM  |  reply

    I went to sky high sports for the first time a few weeks ago and that!s pretty much my exact experience – Complete with panic inducing fears of dying in the foam pit because I would obviously never get out.

    Two days later I sent about 16 hrs in a car. My muscles hated me for a while.

    That place is a blast though!

  10. posted on Aug 09, 2012 at 8:58 PM  |  reply

    oh. my. love. How did I not know about this place??!!!

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