Saturday, April 25, 2009

Aches and Pains

I've spent the better part of the past 4 or 5 days being reminded that I'm no longer 18.

While I can make an argument that I am in better shape today than I was back then, this week my body reminded me that I am indeed in my fourth decade.

Last weekend, I drank my nights away at a beer festival and a wine tasting, and spent my days playing flag football and softball. Working out the liver, and working out the rest of the body.

Even though stretching is always part of my pre-exertion routine, I ended up with a bruise on my left eye, sore pecs, biceps, shoulders, and legs, and dull pain in my lower back. My feet hurt a bit, and I felt quite tired. I resorted to soaking in my whirlpool tub a few times, which is always either a sign of soreness and or an imminent fever.

Turns out, I had both.

I tried to go about my usual activities for the week, but everything was a struggle. I made it to Springsteen. Did some work from home, interspersing a few naps. Hit the gym (just once) on Thursday, after which I went to the batting cages. But every decision was based on how I felt at that moment.

Wed and Thurs overnights were sweaty ones - fevers clearly broke and I woke up in gross wet t-shirts. I removed the down comforter from the bed on Friday, which helped for my sleep last night, as there was no similar occurrence. Perhaps I'm in the clear.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, you poor thing!!! over working your body & getting temp too? You probably should take some ibuprofen or naproxen, it will help lower your fever and relieve muscle pain & soreness. Well, hope you have a speedy recovery! I've got to go & get some rest myself too, just worked 84hrs in last 7 days and I'm getting tired and my body aching all over....