Who Me?

What happens when goals and age collide?

One of my goals is to complete a series of Middle Grade novels. A few years ago, I participated in NaNoWriMo. I put in long stretches of time at the keyboard—often typing as much as 8,000 – 10,000 words / day on that first novel.

No ill effects either. Maybe I was onto something. At least for getting first drafts done anyway. It would never work for revision.

But by the second year my body rebelled at too much time in the chair. I tried stretches and exercise. All that did was cause more pain.

My physician could not find anything amiss. “Some of my patients find relief through acupuncture.”

Finally, out of desperation—I went to an acupuncturist.

“Older people really should participate in less strenuous exercise,” she said. “I’ll send you a link to a gentler stretching routine.”

Older people? Who me?

Yesterday I accompanied my hubby to a chiropractor appointment. In case you don’t know, chiropractic care is not just for older people.

A mild scent of menthol lingered in the exam room. I turned to find a seat while my hubby hopped onto the treatment table. Suddenly he tossed his hat to me. “Here. Catch!”

Quickly I lunged and grabbed it before it hit the floor. “Wow, honey! I barely had time to react.”

The doctor chuckled. “The speed of a Cheetah and the reflexes of a Mongoose.”

Ooh. I like that! Older people, huh? Maybe not that old.

Perhaps I could needle the acupuncturist with that story. Maybe it’s her turn for a jab.

Still, she is right. Age changes some things.

Tell me about your aging adventures in the comments below.

Until next time . . . Travel Light,

Read humorous examples of a grandmother who tries to keep up with her grandchildren in my ebook, Grandma Brain.

© 2021 SuZan Klassen. All Rights Reserved.

2 thoughts on “Who Me?

  1. On one level, it’s true that aging is a gradual process. But sometimes it feel like a wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am change. A difference in night and day. Feels like suddenly you’ve joined the “older” demographic and you don’t know how it happened so quickly.

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