Even though I run faster at 31 years old than I did at 21 years old, I notice that I recover a lot slower. This becomes glaringly apparent when I get sick. First, I am not used to getting sick. I don't think I got sick the entire time in college. I may have claimed to be sick, but it was actually just a hangover that two Advil and a two hour nap would cure. My last hangover was Halloween of 2011 - lets just say it took a lot more than a nap to recover from that.
Second, getting un-sick takes a ridiculous amount of rest and patience. I find myself frustrated when I am not better after spending half a day on the couch. This was the situation the past week. I so badly wanted to run and bike and swim, but for two solid days I could barely open my eye lids.
I guess I just need to accept that I am getting old. There are probably some unwritten rules about what is considered appropriate for each age bracket. One would probably argue that sequined leggings should have been banned from my wardrobe since 1998. But, when I saw these on the Clearance racks in Target, I just could not resist. As my mom would say, age is nothing but a number!