I think I overdid it with the drumming this past weekend and my body is suffering.
If this is what 80 years old feels like then getting old is not going to be fun.
At least I have a functioning body normally and I think I have my cold water dips to thank for that. I also do a lot of heat therapy beside my radiant heater and in my bathtub, which I fill with very hot water. The body likes it when you cool it down and then heat it up right afterwards. I try to keep my smart thermostat set to a warm temperature so when I am home my joints are warmer and less apt to get injured. I also use ice packs on my shoulders when they are sore from doing things like drumming for five hours over a weekend. I have a geothermal heat pump that is very efficient and saves me a lot of money, unlike my old oil heater which had the pilot light go out about ten times a day. I like this unit we have in our flat now because it requires hardly any maintenance at all. I was going to get a hybrid heating system put in but opted for the geothermal instead because it was a lot cheaper. I’m pretty happy with how well it works and with how much it has been saving me on power bills lately. The HVAC techs that installed it gave me a two year service plan for free, which was very nice of them.