31 March, 2012
The Body Does Not Lie
So, today I wake up to very sore chest muscles, neck, arms and legs. Crud, my hands even hurt. It was still a couple of hours to I really gave thought to what I'd done yesterday. I told Libby and Daniel that I guess I forget that I'm 53, not 33. Daniel kind of laughed, and I told him that I'm sure it was hard for him to understand, but that in my mind, I don't stop and think that I'm getting older. My mind is young and raring to go and just jumps out there and does things with youthful impulsiveness. It's my body that breaks the news to me... "Hello, dude... you're not a kid any more!" It's a harsh reality. Physically, the strength and determination may still be there, but the body does not respond the same way to physical exertion at 53 that it did twenty years ago.
My mind is challenging me today to get up, get going and have fun... but my minds says, "Slow it down big boy, before you hurt yourself bad."
Think I will listen to my body.