I may just go to bed early again.
I’m unbelievably exhausted this week, and I didn’t even get to go for a long ride over the weekend. I’d taken my bike in for a tune-up on Thursday, and was hoping to get it back Friday or Saturday, but they ended up calling me shortly before closing on Saturday, and I had to be somewhere else at that time, so I didn’t get it back until Monday evening. I rode it home, and then the next day I rode it to work.
This week I was on a new assignment (I work as a recreation assistant for kids with special needs during the summer), and it turned out to be a very active one. I rode almost seven miles in to work, and then that was followed by relay races, dancing, dodge ball, walking to the library and back (almost a mile each way), and playground time. And then I rode 7+ miles BACK, including a stop at the bike shop to check out a funny noise.
Ladies and gentlemen, I was sweaty and exhausted. It was an extra-humid day, too, so I’d gotten sweaty in the morning and never really dried out. When I got home, I went straight to the shower, and once I’d gotten clean clothes on, I was tempted to fall directly into bed.
The next day I woke up with sore muscles all over, presumably from the other activity and not the biking. I’m still recovering. I haven’t even ridden in the past couple of days, because I just needed to give my body time. And fortunately, the past two days haven’t been quite so active at work, either. I should be ready to ride again tomorrow.
I’m still coming home ready to fall into bed, though. Fortunately, I’ve got a good book to read (Code Name Verity, which has been recommended by literally dozens of people I know), so that’s a good excuse to just go lie down.