Day 2 At BlogHer: Or I’m Really Getting Old

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Yesterday was a long day and not even the OFFICIAL FIRST DAY of the conference. I mean – my body quite literally collapsed on me. I was SURE that I came in contact with a parasite.  PAIN in my back and legs – to the point where we had to cancel the last three events of the evening.

I’m sure Audrey was a bit upset, but I COULDN’T WALK. NO KIDDING. I was even a little scared – like something bad was going on and I needed to go to the hospital. Turns out – I walked too much in heels (something I haven’t worn in about 6 months) and I think I hit a nerve the wrong way. And truth be told, they weren’t even heels – they were freaking wedges. My body rejected the notion completely.

UGH – talk about bad timing.

I mean granted – I did have a FULL day. We were on our feet for a good 12 hours  – and once you anger a nerve… there’s nothing left to do. So after hanging at the CVS booth for a while, Audrey and I headed right up to our room and ordered in dinner. She took care of me until I passed out. Thankfully, I woke up feeling much better.

Ok – onto the actual CONFERENCE. The entire day was sponsored by P&G and there was session after session of information / pampering from some of our favorite brands. OF COURSE we all went to Tide.

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Then our dear friend Lindsay Maines invited Audrey to speak at her conference geared towards authors and those looking to become authors. Audrey just wrote The Digital Mom Handbook: How to Blog, Vlog, Tweet, and Facebook Your Way to a Dream Career at Home‘ with partner Colleen Padilla and had the opportunity to talk about her message to the group. It was such a great event!

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Off to ‘The Big Toy Book‘ party where we checked out what is up and coming in the industry. Here’s Whitney and Julie playing the XBox Kinect. Audrey has a video of the two of us dancing – as soon as she sends it to me I will post. 🙂

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At this point, I switched my shoes back to flip flops because I was starting to really hurt. We headed to the opening of the expo to be with CVS at their booth. Ran to take a pic with the Smurfs before the chaos began …

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And then HER interviewed me – though I’m not so sure what HER is. I wasn’t special or anything – they were just walking around grabbing people. They caught us while we were walking out and while my back was vibrating with pain.

And that ended our night – we missed out on a lot of pretty cool parties… but it is what it is. Hopefully, today will be better. 🙂

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  1. Sherry wrote:

    I can’t wear high heels at all anymore. I have had back/sciatic nerve issues for several years and had surgery when i was in my 20s – crazy. So, my sciatic nerve suffered trauma and still acts up now and then – especially with a ton of standing in any type of heel or sleeping on a mattress that’s too soft.

    I hope you feel better and can get through the rest of the events and enjoy yourself. Maybe try some Aleve? or something on that order?

    Posted 8.5.11
  2. Sherry wrote:

    Maybe use a heating pad each night/during each break? If there’s a drug store nearby or a pharmacy, I bet they’d have a cheapy one.

    Posted 8.5.11
  3. Sherry wrote:

    P.S.S. Do you have any shoes that are better support-wise than flip flops and heels? Maybe a good pair of athletic shoes? I’m sure they won’t be as stylin’, but your back will thank you. 🙂

    Posted 8.5.11

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