Add compression tights to my list of birthday presents I’d like

I am tired. So tired. I’m sorry, I’m too tired to think of a more clever way to say that.

I’m running the Memorial Day 10K tomorrow (because I enjoy having my ass kicked — good for your humility or something), but I think I might fall asleep during it. I sort of fell asleep during the Giants game today. The sun was so warm and sitting still was so soothing and zzzz….

My legs have also just been aching, like painfully throbbing, almost constantly. The massive, lower-body-wide pain has been very demoralizing. It’s hard to care about biking faster when you just want your hamstring to stop feeling like someone is tearing it apart with their bare hands.

And that’s how you end up eating a cinnamon, morning bun, coffee cake with frosting halfway through a 3 hour ride and then wondering why you really don’t feel so good now.

Even though it feels debilitating, I’m sure there’s a perfectly logical explanation for why I’m exhausted. Like maybe starting a new job with a huge company, where you’re actually in charge of shit and need to be self-motivated and you have to figure it all out on your own, is kind of stressful. And maybe closing on the condo and needing to move is sort of tiring. [No, we have not moved. We fixed the sink and the lights instead. And by we, I mean some guys.] Oh yeah, and then there’s the fact that I’ve done more training in the last three weeks than in the previous two months.

I was sort of out of training for a few weeks in March and couldn’t run for a month and then I knew there was no reason to jam in a bunch of training before Alcatraz if I wanted to be on for it. Which means I had 6 weeks where I didn’t crack 10 hours of training.

Which, fyi, mom, is not very much.

So my 12 hours, 13.5, 14.5 and now 16 on the schedule for this week, is a lot in comparison.

Also, I fried my back. Evidently, swimming at noon outside is a recipe for crispy Kelly.

Just so you don’t think I’m a total whiner, I did get to ride my time trial bike for the first time in 9 months, which was very exciting. (Why yes, that is SRAM Red on the bike. It is quite nice, thanks for asking.)

Of course, it would have been more exciting like three months ago. But who’s complaining.

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