Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tell The Truth Tuesday: The Exhausted Shannon Edition

1. It's 1am and I'm writing this post after a very long day of walking and standing in line and standing at the concert and walking around the fair. And oh, did I mention standing and walking? Um, yeah, I'm WIPED.

2. Which probably means I'm going to reread this post tomorrow when my brain is functioning slightly better and have one of those OMG-what-was-I-thinking-posting-that-for-the-world-to-see?!?!?!? moments. But right now it seems fabulous so it's getting published. #uhoh

3. I should also mention that I'm insanely sore. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my thigh muscles feel like they're tearing with every step. And that's BEFORE they have a whole night of sleep to stiffen up. My current plan to survive the pain tomorrow is to not get out of bed.

4. Clearly I'm incredibly out of shape--which really isn't fair. I mean, thanks to my freakishly hectic schedule I'm thinner than I've been in years--so how am I also more out of shape than I've ever been? I mean...my husband is WAY less sore than I am, and he views exercise like a plague on our society that we need to eradicate.

5. And some of you may be remembering a post I wrote back in July where I vowed to fix my out-of-shape-ness with daily 20 min walks. Um...yeah....I haven't kept up with that. In fact...I haven't gone on even one walk. *hides*

6. But...but...it's SUMMER! It's been HOT! And...um...yeah...I have no excuse.

7. I'm going to try to actually stick to the goal this time. As soon as I can move again without throbbing pains in my leg muscles. *grumble*

8. But all the pain is worth it because I had a BLAST at Disneyland and the Lifehouse concert. The fair though, was another story...

9. I don't think I've ever been more overwhelmed. The crowd. The noise. The 50,000 colors. Another 20,000 smells--half of which were NOT pleasant. Not to mention the food. We had to do three laps before I found anything I could eat. And that's NOT because I'm picky.

10. That's because I didn't want to eat a deep fried hamburger or a chocolate-covered-bacon-wrapped-Oreo. Yeah, you're reading that right. An Oreo. Wrapped in bacon. And covered in chocolate. I mean, I'm a fan of all of those ingredients on their own--but combined? My stomach hurts just thinking about it.

11. I'd planned to stop at 10...but I can't think of a way to wrap this post up. It's all so random. So I thought I'd throw in a funny lolcat. Except it's not a lolcat. But it came up when I searched for lolcats. And whatever, it's funny, and it reminded me of all the freaky things they had at the fair--and I know that's a bit of a stretch, but we already established that this post wouldn't be literary genius. So...here you go.

12. And on that note...I'm going to bed. Thanks for bearing with my exhausted ramblings. I promise a proper post tomorrow and a contest on Thursday to make up for it. :)

What about you guys? Anyone else have any truths they want to unload in the comments section?


  1. I have to get back into my walking most days. I've been bad for the month of August. I'm starting today. Like in a few minutes because I have to go back to work today too. Sigh.

  2. Glad you had fun!

    My truth (secret) I let my daughter paint my nails. My left foot is brilliant blue and my right foot is dark purple.

  3. Eeuw. Deep fried hamburgers and chocolate coated, bacon covered oreos...and we wonder why America has a weight problem. On the other hands, I'm not sure I'd buy a salad at the fair either.

  4. Were you at a State Fair? County Fair? That sounds like State Fair food. I went to the Minnesota State Fair last week. They had deep fried everything there too, but not what they have at the Texas State Fair.

    Deep Fried Beer

    Apparently there is a Heaven. And it's in Texas.

  5. Ewwww to #10.

    I did my master's thesis on DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness). The good news is that if you go to a fair next weekend, you won't be quite as sore. ;)

  6. I love salty sweet stuff but the bacon oreo bit is out there. even for ME (who used to like to eat chunky munky ice cream with slim jims on the side). Get some rest!

  7. Sleep - go back to sleep!! :-)

    Good grief - that oreo combo is just er.. a very acquired taste and should be banned asap!! LOL!

    I hope you have peaceful and calm day today. The thing about exercise regimes is that you can always start again later! :-)

    Take care

  8. So glad you had a blast! Yeah, I started walking again..nearly died the first week. Maybe because it was 105 when I started??? Yep, crazy - that's me!

  9. Lifehouse? You got to see Lifehouse? Can you feel the mountains of jealousy swirling around? Good news... the vibes I'm sending are nothing compared to how your body already feels. Enjoy your not moving. :)

  10. Okay, I can't stop laughing! I know I shouldn't be, but dude. I loved the bit about your husband thinking exercise should be eradicated from the earth. I concur wholeheartedly. And the smells at the fair -- too funny! Sometimes you just want real food, and even I wouldn't eat the Oreo with bacon and chocolate -- and that's saying something.

    Hope you have a restful day!

  11. This is tell the truth is it not?
    I started walking in the park after dropping Monster Baby off at school. Today a former friend showed up at my door at 7:15 and threw my walking out the window. She stayed until 9 and I am still miffed. I wanted to walk and now it's too hot.

  12. The question is...did you have enough fun to make the pain and exhaustion worth it?! My guess is YES! It sounds like a fabulous day. But it also sounds exhausting. I may need a nap after just reading about it! :-)

  13. Glad yo had fun. Deep fried bacon-wrapped chocolate-covered oreos? OMG. Gross. Who would even think to try making that?

    My truth: I'm way, way, like a month behind on my exercise plan. I did really well for a month, then I burned my hand and had my wisdom teeth removed in succession, and between the pain and the dentist telling me not to overexert myself until my mouth had healed, my exercise routine was toast. And now I'm too sleep-deprived to even contemplate it. Maybe next week. :-P

  14. Erm, about that Oreo...

    Here's hoping you can walk in the morning.

  15. I hope you get some rest. As for the walking goal.. have you tried reading (since you're a writer I assume you like reading) while doing an elliptical machine or stationary bike? I tore my ACL last March and after surgery I had to do a lot of both, but I found myself looking forward to these times because I knew I would get in some uninterrupted reading time. Just a suggestion.

  16. The other night my roommate ate a deep fried PBJ.


  17. LOL! You are too funny! After my last PT test in the Army, I literally walked like a penguin for days. I was stupid and forgot to stretch after the run. It was awful. I couldn't even walk up and down stairs without crying out in pain.

  18. Er...what's NOT awesome about a chocolate-covered, bacon-wrapped Oreo? The only way that could be made better is if it was deep fried too.

    Crap. Now I'm hungry. Thanks for that. *sigh*


    P.S. Word ver = undump. Is that when you edit out an information purge in your MS? Pick something out of the trash? What?

  19. I heart your rambling posts :)

    Glad you had fun!!

    Truth: I'm sick. *cries*

    Truth: I'm still going to class tonight. Sorry classmates.

  20. My fitness goals never work out either. I've decided I just don't have the discipline necessary to exercise or eat right on my own. Luckily I have kids who force me to get some exercise.

  21. Eww that Oreo sounds nasty! Who in their right mind thought of that? And what kind of crazy people would actually eat it?

    You went to a lifehouse concert...dude, I am so jealous! I adore lifehouse!

    I understand the pain in your legs from walking around a theme park all day. I got back at 1am saturday night from twelve days of non-stop theme parks - Disney World, Sea World and Universal Studios. Everyday getting up was painful after the 12 hour day before (shuttle service is bad in the off-season). but it wasn't until I got home and my body actually really relaxed that the full tiredness hit me. And this is the third day of being home and the aches have only started to recede. I'm exhausted and very unwilling to leave my bed.

    So, I feel your pain. Feel better!

    Also, love your new blog layout. I've been gone for two weeks so missed the change.

  22. The thought of deep fried, bacon wrapped oreos make me want to barf a little.

    I really like this post though.lol

  23. Ugh, I'm out of shape too. Really should start exercising... not looking forward to it. Nope not at all. But I'm not happy with my b ody so I gotta do something about it, right? Right. So I will. After I finish the ice cream. Can't have temptation in the house. ;)

  24. Aw, I hope you aren't as sore today ;o) Hmmm, I just spent 2 days in the car with my mom and Grandma. And. I was ready to get home. Grandma's talk too much about stuff I don't wanna hear about! LOL

    Don't worry about the walking thing. You aren't the only one.

    Have a great day ;o)

  25. I can so sympathize with you! I too have been in that situation. Dragging your feet, passing the yelling carnies, feeling stuck all over with cotton-candy (even though you never got any), spending a small fortune for 4 rides and gagging every time you walk past a food stand that smells like it, itself, has been deep fried. But, the look of happiness on the kids faces makes it all worth while...until, like you said, you wake up the next morning.

    Hope you're feeling better soon!

  26. I have to admit I read on the treadmill in the mornings. It forces me to exercise, and I get to read everyday. Reading also makes the time fly by, which is great. The only downside is the bouncing words as I'm running. But after several days of headaches, I got used to it.

  27. Wow, that sounds like a lot of walking. THat oreo thingy sounded disgusting, good thing you passed it up! Hope your legs aren't too sore today. ;0

  28. My truth is that I've been on the computer way too long and my daughter wants to play. #mommyfail

  29. Sorry, I couldn't help but laugh. I swore I'd start walking more, but it hasn't happened yet. Way too hot here. But I will start back this week. Promise:)

    My truth: I've been letting my kids watch t.v. a lot. Like hours at a time. Hey, I'm trying to squeeze more revising time in.

  30. Oh dear! I feel your pain! *hugs* At least the concert was good.
    You got a blog makeover! It's so pretty! And probably old news by now! (Um, yeah, this is what I get for disappearing from the blogosphere.)

  31. You can consider all that walking and jumping at the concert exercise! I do!! I really do, if I am going to a concert, I skip my treadmill that day because I know I'm going to dance for 2-3 hours!
    And my truth is I'm going to do it tomorrow (the embarrassing truth it its a Billy Idol concert! Oh and Slash). Maybe my lip will be hurting from curling it like Billy.

  32. Mmm...bacon wrapped Oreo. Does it make me a wack-a-doodle because that sounds good right now? I blame my husband because he ate the last of the peanut butter cookies in the cupboard!

  33. Definitely a fabulous post! I refuse to even touch a bacon-wrapped Oreo--that's just too much! But I can definitely eat dozens of Oreos at a time :)


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