Back in September, I celebrated my 28th birthday with my wife, my mother, my sister, and my 5yr old niece.
For some reason my back has bothered me lately. I can't lift and twist my suitcase over the side of the truck without paying for it for a few days, as I recently re-learned before going to San Jose..
Nor can I successfully wrench in the cold until 2am, catch some Zs, and be at work between 8 and 9 for more than a few nights a week. 2, maybe 3. It used to be I could it for a few weeks at a stretch. Now, if I try a week's worth I'm pretty worn out, and usually wind up quite sick for the trouble, too.
Then there's the late-night drives home from a race or trail ride.. it used to be I could keep myself awake as long as I chose to.. now it's almost impossible at times. Where's the young man that drove 24hrs straight from Pittsburgh to South Dakota?
He's here.. just 9 years older.. and a lot softer. :D