Hi there John. Welcome to AoM. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
"Congrats on sticking with it! Are you training for any specific event?
For recovery, I eat bananas and drink plenty of water. You also might try a foam roller depending on how desperate you are (Here are some resources on that)"
I think you're taking some good first steps by doing some activities that require motivation and competition. I think the reason competition makes you feel lethargic and apathetic is that you're not used to it, that your…"
"Having a hair nazi parent is not one of those things you look back on as an adult and appreciate, because it's less about the job of raising a good human, and more about Mom's image. The kid knows that, and will remember that."