It kills me to admit this, but today I turn 58.
If this were the Middle Ages, 58 would be considered old – very old. Like one foot in the ground old.
But is 58 considered old today?
Boy, I hope not.
Though, after spending the last few days getting body slammed by a Lupus flare, I feel less like 58 and more like 85. On the up side, the flare seems to be backing off, which is good. I haven’t lifted weights since Saturday. That’s the longest I’ve gone without working out since last October when I had the flu. Exercise is a like a drug. It’s addictive as hell and I’m going through withdrawal.
But when it comes to my birthday, one thing stays consistent: the weather sucks. It’s snowing. Yup. April 22nd and there’s already about 2 inches of snow on the ground, and it’s still coming down. Just like last year.
“Happy birthday, Dianny! Here’s a crap-ton of snow! I hope it’s in your size!”
I have no special plans for my birthday. Then again I never do. Sure, every year I hope someone brings me a German Chocolate cake. And every year I am disappointed.
Okay, that’s not fair. Several years ago my Dad stopped by with a big slice of German Chocolate cake from Rustin’s Diner.
Since the worst of this flare appears to be behind me, I thought I’d ring in 58 by getting back to my workout regimen – even if it ends up a truncated version (which it probably will). Doing frog squats while holding a 60 pound barbell on my shoulders is probably not in the offing this soon after a monster flare. But I’ll do what I can.
Now that I think of it, 58 on me isn’t old at all. I have far more muscle at 58 than I did at 28. And there isn’t a jar on this earth I cannot open.
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