Heavens to Murgatroyd!
Last month, I wrote a little ode to my knee, that was causing just a tad of pain whenever I stood up or walked a few steps. I’m not in the habit of writing rhymes to my body parts, but for a few weeks after I had put fingers to keyboard for that rhyme, I was ache free.
If I had the inclination, I could have ran a marathon. Luckily for me, I didn’t… both of my knees would have been aching if I had, along with the rest of my legs, my back, and both of my arms, from when I would have dragged myself the twenty five point seven five miles to make up the rest of the course.
Several years ago, I ached for about two months after completing an army assault course for charity. The course involved a lot of running, climbing, crawling through mud, swinging, and the potential of falling into luminous lime green algae-covered waters (which I managed to avoid – adrenaline or super powers, I can’t remember what came into play that day…).
Aches aside, these army assault courses are really good fun, and once completed the feeling of elation is amazing. Before you start, the soldiers bring along their camouflage face paint, and smear it all over your face, so you actually look the part. Then, you are put through a rigorous warm up routine (after which I was fit for nothing, and only managed one push up – I blame that on the star jumps). They then cheer you along during the course itself, and really give you the energy to continue.
I’d never climbed up a twenty foot rope wall before in my life, let alone swung over the top of one and then slid down a rope slide on the other side – all without a safety net; but I did that day. And I swung across the monkey bars (they were the ones over the radioactive water) in record speed. I shocked a few people at my prowess at that. I shocked myself too. If you get the chance to go on an army assault course, go for it!
However, I digress. Lately, my knee has been playing up again. Only slightly, but the noticeable niggle rather than the unnoticeable kind. The ache wears off after a short while, which is OK, but today, I had throbbing going on in two places of my body at the same time.
I’m not sure if I’m suffering from a late bout of hay fever, or the onset of a cold, but the left side of my nose has been throbbing constantly all day. It’s still throbbing now. If I was in a cartoon, there would be a sound effect to accompany each throb, and it would be further highlighted by the glow it is giving off. And I have done nothing but sneeze today as well.
The odd thing about the throbbing, though, is that the knee and nose are throbbing alternatively. First the knee, then the nose, knee, nose, knee, nose, knee, nose. It’s as though the body parts themselves are feeding my imagination to trick me into thinking I’m some kind of walking siren. And an old fashioned siren at that. And more hobbling than walking, especially when I first get up…
Still, it’s the weekend now. I can rest. Put my feet up, and rest my nose.
Yes, I’m resting my nose this weekend. My surreal reality has just gone to a new level!