I need those moments when I feel strong.
When I feel like I can do this, whatever that this is.
Those strong moments help balance out those moments when I start thinking “Wow, I wonder how long ago I lost the ability to do that?” that happen a little more frequently now that I’m 40.
One place I feel strong is out on the water, kayaking.
Gliding across the water, sometimes pulling my way over waves and against the current.
Even loading my kayak into my truck makes me feel strong.
When I was finished out on the water yesterday, I pulled my kayak up out of the water and started to walk up the path to go get my truck. Two guys were eating their lunch at that spot and asked if I needed help getting my kayak off the beach. I told them no thanks, I had it. When I returned with my truck, backing it up the beach, one of the guys started to get up, offering me help getting the kayak into the truck.
And I tossed it into the truck, secured it, and slammed the tailgate, all on my own. Yes, I’ve got this. Two hours out on the water, then loading up my gear like it’s nothing.
I’m strong, capable, active. It feels good.
But then, of course, once I was back home, the ache started to set in.
My arms, my shoulders, my back. They all started hurting to the point where I definitely felt every small movement I tried to make.
Though I’ll admit I’m not thrilled with the changes in my body as I’ve gotten older, I’m thankful that with age comes the forethought to be stocked with anything I might need.
Biofreeze® Professional Pain Reliever products are as effective as ice for treating pain, but without the drippy bag or the uncomfortable cold and they are much more convenient for on-the-go. Biofreeze® Professional can be used for the temporary relief of minor aches and pains of muscles and joints. These products are a safe and effective pain relief alternative because they are non-systemic, non-narcotic, and contain no NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), salicylates or addictive substances. I’ve found it to be fast-acting and that it provides a penetrating cooling feeling.
You simply spray, roll-on, or rub on Biofreeze® Professional onto whatever is hurting. Of the Biofreeze® Professional Continuous Spray, Roll-On, and Gel, I prefer the Continuous Spray because it sprays from any angle, even upside down, making it easy for me to apply to my own back. Though, if I only had one of the others on hand, I’d still gladly use any of them after kayaking.
Biofreeze Professional is now available for purchase in stores and also from healthcare professionals, as an optimized, longer-lasting and smoother application product. Check out the Biofreeze® store locator to find out where to get it near you. *
Using Biofreeze® Professional provides the pain relief I need so that I can get back to doing what I love. Without it, I probably would have sat on the couch this morning, glaring at my kayak out the window, while whining about being sore, instead of going to yoga and feeling strong while doing a Warrior pose.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of CLEVER and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
*Biofreeze retail version can be found at your favorite retailer. Biofreeze Professional must be purchased through your hands-on healthcare professional.