Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Done Got Old...

I turn 30 next month. It hasnt really been a big deal to me because Im still a kid inside. However, while jogging yesterday morning, I went to take a deep breath and somehow pulled a muscle in my back. Boy did it hurt. I was yelping just putting on clothes! Then I had to go to the dentist for some drillings thanks to my awesome decision to not have my teeth professionally cleaned in almost 4 years. Yup, bad idea on my part. You can brush and floss all you want, but nothing takes the place of a professional cleaning. The dentist was impressed that it was only as bad as it was! So, I had 2 on top and 2 on bottom but they cant novicane top AND bottom, so she just did the top. I said, "I want you to do as many as you can cuz I dont wanna come back" so she asked if I minded if we did the bottom ones without. I said that was fine because my back hurt so bad that some tooth pain could only make me feel better at that point. I was right. It didnt really hurt that bad and my back felt great lying in the chair. That was until I had to get up again. I iced it all day and took ibuprofen and it was feeling WAY better when I got home. Then I went to sit on the couch and BANG! It felt like someone had shot me in the back with a taser. It took every ounce of lifeforce that I had to get myself up, turn out the lights, and crawl into bed. But my back still KILLED and I was starting to panic a bit. Luckily, my neighbor is a physical trainer who works with a ton of athletes and I was able to call him and have him come over to stretch me out. I barely slept last night and Im still hurtin today. This officially sucks.

Back to the point of this post... Its a huge wake up call that it doesnt matter how you feel all the time, your body is eventually gonna slap you upside the head and say, "Smarten up kid". I have been running a lot lately to prepare for a ski trip next month, but I clearly need to do more and do it more often. The days of being a skinny puke who could eat whatever and do whatever are gone Im afraid. I feel like a piece of me has died haha.

I'll leave you with a little Junior Kimbrough that has been remade by other artists like Buddy Guy and the Heartless Bastards... Its called "Done Got Old".

well, sometimes I feel old
can't do the things I used to
'cause I feel old

sometimes I feel old (4x)
can't do the things I used to
'cause I feel old

remember the day, baby
that's passed and gone
said I could love you
once in a time (?)
nothing has changed
but I feel old

can't do the things I used to
'cause I feel old

I don't look like I used to
I don't walk like I used to
I don't love like I used to, oh
but I feel old

can't do the things
I can't do the things I used to
'cause I feel old


Rick said...

If you think 30 is bad, wait 'till you hit 40.


Blind Mind said...

Yeah, but that is expected. This was sudden and a heavy dose of reality...

Yoga Gal said...

Thirty is np big deal and you can keep your inner child alive all your life!