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18 September 2009 @ 07:53 am
Ladies and Gentlemen, Carrie has hit a wall.  
And by that, I mean that when I awoke this morning, my muscles swore at me with words that would make a merchant seaman blush scarlet. I see Myoflex and ibuprofen in my immediate future.

After working out and going to rehearsals nonstop for the past six weeks, it appears that I'm going to need some down time. To recoup. I have TWO days for this to happen until hell week (The theatrical term for the week of incorporating costumes, lights, sound and orchestra into the production - usually horrifically grueling rehearsals). My sweet husband has planned our company's trip to take all of the employees to the Dallas area to see a Ranger game, so I'll spend some good down time in the bus, napping, hopefully, watching my ipod and MAYBE writing a little.

But today, I'm skipping the workout. I've got to go to the grocery store, and then to Dillards or Kohls or somewhere to get some strapless, suck-me-in, push-me-up foundation garment so I won't have to be naked in front of the people backstage, four of which are former students of mine. So, yeah, that would be weird.

And I probably need to get Nolan a birthday gift. He turns the big 4-0 on Sunday. Wow. He's OLD(er than me)! And mom and Tom are coming in to watch the boys while we're away, so I should probably herd out the dustbunnies from under the guest bed.

Who needs a workout when you've got a to do list like that! Fingers crossed that all the pain is gone by Sunday night! Have a great weekend, all!
I feel:: busybusy
Not a lady at all: wordy: happy bdaycosmo_jenny on September 18th, 2009 01:15 pm (UTC)
He turns the big 4-0 on Sunday.
Your hubby and I share our birthday xD
Carrie Leigh: candlescarrie_leigh on September 20th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, Jenny!
Not a lady at allcosmo_jenny on September 20th, 2009 05:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you :D
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward shirtlessdragonsangel68 on September 18th, 2009 01:48 pm (UTC)
Oi! Watch what you're calling old ;P 40 is young(er than me)!

Good luck with that to do list and I do hope your muscles give you a break *pats*
Elle Blessingwayelle_blessing on September 18th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
You know, when I was doing athletics as a full time athlete in college.. the body goes in cycles. As the top 2% of the most fit people in the country our bodies would average 15 week cycles. Meaning those last two weeks going into Nationals (if we made it that far), were the worst two weeks of our lives. It's all mental at that point.

The average workout cycle for most people is 6-8 weeks. If you're doing something light, like walking, you can do that all the time, but when you're pushing yourself your body works in cycles.

If you hit your wall... here's a few things. You'll be more prone to injury and getting sick, so be careful when your dancing *nod* Otherwise, just drink lots and lots of water and get as much sleep as you can.

After you're done with the show and all those work outs, you'll be exhausted and really prone to getting sick.

Just sharing my experiences! And good luck! I totally know how you feel *nose crinkle*


Edited at 2009-09-18 02:28 pm (UTC)
seegrimseegrim on September 18th, 2009 02:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, Carrie, sounds like you really need a weekend off. I hope it's as restful as you need it to be! Also, have a blast!

I teased Paul when he turned 40. I can't believe it's looming on the horizon for me. Ugh.

Good luck with getting everything done today that you need to. :D
raspberry_rave on September 18th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
Ouch, pain :\ Break a leg with the production! And I hope your muscles bring it down to not-nice mutters. :)
tracyj23: Pooh - Eyoretracyj23 on September 18th, 2009 02:42 pm (UTC)
I can imagine why your body is screaming bloody murder at you. Rest up and enjoy your weekend!

The big 40 really isn't so bad. I got there last year (and 41 is pushing me awfully hard) and I don't feel any different. I hope you guys have a nice time for Nolan's birthday.

Have a good weekend!
Ayla: Happyshady121 on September 19th, 2009 02:48 am (UTC)
The Rangers are in Arlington. You'll be near me, if two hours is considered "near".

Happy birthday to Nolan
shady121 on September 19th, 2009 02:50 am (UTC)
Oh yes, my friend turns the big 2-1 on Sunday
Carrie Leigh: Muttleycarrie_leigh on September 19th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
I know the rangers are in Arlington. :) I went to UTA. I lived there for 5 years.

But when you live in this area of the state, the generalized term for the DFW area is Dallas.
shady121 on September 19th, 2009 03:49 am (UTC)
Oh. I like "Metroplex" is makes it sound like some magical, wonderful place... not Dallas. lol. I didn't know you went to UTA. It seems like a lovely place.

I didn't mean to come off as trying to seriously correct you, just playing around. I apologize if I came across any other way.
Carrie Leighcarrie_leigh on September 19th, 2009 04:06 am (UTC)
No biggie! :D