It’s really a pain to be stuck in a body that no longer lets me be as active as I was many years ago. My mind still thinks that I can do all sorts of things, but my body says otherwise. Last weekend, I tried to work on the trees in my backyard, but soon grew tired. I gave up and called for Nassau County tree pruning help. I know the man who owns the company that I used, and I knew he would send someone over who does good work. When an employee showed up, I sat outside on the porch and watched as he worked quickly and without tiring out. That was the moment that I realized that this body that I have is getting older and I have no choice but to start slowing down and letting younger people do more work for me.
I used to run marathons, hike and do a lot of things that made me happy. In my 40s, I began having knee problems. That means that marathons needed to end. I was still able to hike here and there, but even that became a problem for me by the time I reached my 50s. Since then, I try to stay active by doing low-impact workouts. I also make sure to do a lot of stretching and Yoga. I miss getting out in the world and doing the bigger stuff, though. It can be depressing when I think about how other people are out spending time in the great outdoors doing things they love, but I can’t do those same things anymore.
My wife told me that she thought that I should take up playing golf. I had no interest at first, but then I started thinking about why she told me it would be a good idea. She explained that it allows you to get outside in nature, but you do not have to walk the entire golf course on foot. Instead, you can use a golf cart. You can still remain active physically and mentally because the actual game itself is not really hard on your body and a lot of seniors play golf with no problem. I asked her to come with me to some golfing classes last week, and she has agreed to join me.