Yesterday, I went to Noah's Ark. My wife and I took our oldest daughter, Elizabeth for a Mommy, Daddy and Me day. I had a great time going down water slides and strolling down the lazy rivers, but today I am feeling "it." "It" is the feeling of overdoing something and being so sore as it hurts to move. Today, my knees, my backside, my back, my shoulders and most of the rest of my body is feeling the effects of "it." My wife and I had not been to Noah's Ark for 5 years, since we were a little busy for some reason. But this year, we decided to take Elizabeth since she is now 48 inches, the magic height for most rides. It was the first day in over a year that I did not wear a pedometer as I knew I'd be in the water a lot. Seeing that most of the rides have several stories of stairs to walk up, I'm sure I had no problem hitting 10,000. Elizabeth wanted to slide down the same slide about 10 times in a row and have races to the bottom and I hate losing so I did it each time.
It also marked the first time in several, SEVERAL, years that I went without a shirt in public. In the past, I would have worn a shirt all day to cover up, but yesterday I made a conscious decision to go without one. I know I still have a way to go before I'll look anywhere near having a "good" body, but I wasn't at all self conscious. I did notice many guys that were wearing shirts and doing the same thing I would have been doing in the past.
I did notice something else at the waterpark too. It is not for "old" people. And today I am feeling old. Not many people past their 30's at the park unless they had a family of kids with them. I would love to go back, but next time I will remember the feeling of "it" and hopefully take it a little easier.