I was really lucky. When I was young, old age for me was a thing detached from reality. I never intended to reach an age where my joints and thighs would hurt as I have always heard in routine conversations between old men. It was so far from me… I was sure I would die first.
But here I am… in my mid 50s and truth be told, all these things old men talked about, it’s real. Straps, muscles, joints, even bones begin to ache for no apparent reason. Nightmare!
For the past five years I have started playing football at the most competitive level I can find for guys with a beer belly in my age group – one friendly game per week :).
Since my brain is still young and stupid, and in games it lies to my body and tells it I can do anything, I run like crazy to save balls and fly for explosive attacks. It usually takes me two or three days to recover from one game and not get up with lameness and busy muscles.
Wake up painless
In May a year ago a friend of mine sent me a bottle of CBD oil. He knows I’m skeptical about such things, but insisted I try it after I complained again about how much I hurt after a game. The friend suffers from anxiety and sleep problems and kept telling me how much CBD changed his life for the better. And he knows that a lot of it is also used for pain relief.
In a desperate act I started taking CBD and did not expect much. The first time I took was after a game, when I started running again for an attack from one end of the field to the other as fast as I could (I scored a goal… I was very proud of myself at that moment, however my knees almost broke).