My latest stint at bike commuting started about 2.5 years ago or so. I've been riding steadily since. I started out riding 2 times a week, then 3, now 5. But now I'm falling apart. I'm 41 years old and female if that matters, and my commute is 8.5 miles each way.
My legs ache all the time. I've injured one of them (hyperextended my hamstring) and it won't get better. And I'm gaining weight -- mostly fat. My clothes don't fit and I look/feel awful.
I think I need to take a break but I don't want to. Has this happened to anybody besides me?