I am in pain.
SERIOUS pain here, folks - -
Can't believe my body hurts this bad.
And it's all my own fault.
Or hubby Steve's - - all depends on how you look at it . ..
I mean - - when he suggested a weekend at Turkey Run State Park in Indiana to walk the trails, I COULD have said "no" - -
I COULD have . . .
I probably SHOULD have . . .
But dumbass me - - I said, "Sure - - sounds like a lot of fun!"
I am SUCH an IDIOT . . . *sigh*
I had in mind walking through the woods and over little bridges over the river and through the woods to Grandma's house we go - - quiet, serene, wandering aimlessly down paths similar to Rock Springs and the bike path.
I was SO wrong. And I'm really paying for it now.
I had NO IDEA what I was getting myself into.
A word of advice to anyone planning a trip over there - - Be prepare to hurt. Pack the Ben-Gay and the ibuprofen. LOTS of each.
Don't get me wrong - - the trails are BEAUTIFUL!! I have never walked through anywhere like this - - I saw a waterfall - - climbed up and down ladders and flights of wooden stairs - - climbed over rock and boulders and walked the creek beds - - watched chimpmunks playing - - saw fishies and froggies and all kinds of beautiful flora and fauna - -
But NO ONE told me the extreme ruggedness of the trails I was going to be navigating - -
Including dear, sweet hubby Steve who is supposed to LOVE ME and TAKE CARE OF ME.
ANYWAY - - we started walking Trail 5, which was not too bad. They we started on Trail 3, which was quite a bit more rugged terrain. It wasn't too bad, though, until - -
Trail 9. *shudder*
The whole damn thing.
Walking in places where there shouldn't even BE a path - - 50-60 foot drops with no guardrails (and I'm no mountain goat, I assure you - - more along the lines of "clumsy ox") - -
Then connecting with parts of Trail 10.
THREE AND ONE-HALF HOURS LATER - - we are back at the truck for lunch . . .
Fell asleep in the back of the truck in the cool breeze afterwards - - Woke up too stiff to move.
My. Whole. Body. HURT.
I have muscles hurting that I never knew existed!!
So the past 2 days I have been living on Advil or Extra Strength Tylenol.
Tomorrow will be better. I hope . . .