Wednesday, August 12, 2009

In The Words Of James Brown "I Feel Good"

I feel good. I like saying that, I just don't get to say it truthfully too often. I often tell people that are casual acquaintances or fellow employees at work that "I am fine" or "I am doing good" because
1) I don't want to go into a 3 minute explanation of how I really feel.
2) I don't want to go into another 4-5 minute rationalization of why I don't feel good.
3) Most of them don't really care that much to begin with, they are just being polite.

But suddenly last Thursday, after a severe storm passed through the night before, I felt noticeably better. After working 12 hours Thursday night, Friday morning I felt even better. Hey, I could get use to this feeling. I went on a 60 mile dual sport ride Saturday and felt great riding and good afterward even after all of the jarring around you take from offroad riding.

I have worked out both cardio and weights everyday since this past Friday and it feels so good I am starting to look forward to my workout time again. I am by no means completely pain free, however where I have been living with a pain level of 3-4 up to a 7 most of this year, I welcome a 1 to 3! I still have some minor swelling and pain in my hands daily, my feet have severe damage in them and always hurt, but the rest of me is jumping up and down for joy ... that is if I could stand to jump up and down.

Well, I am going to cut this post off, go workout and then jump in the hot tub for a while. After that I am going to bed, I just finished a 12 hour shift last night, and I am still smiling about it.


Cathy said...

This is great news!

tharr said...

Thanks Cathy. It's so nice to have a vacation from RA.