I've started fencing again after a few years' hiatus. This time is different. I'm in my late 40's and everything hurts. All the time. I'm not super-fit but it's not like I stopped being active for the past 10 years. I've always gone to the gym or run 3+ days per week. But now I'll wake up one morning with a new hip pain. And then another day it hurts to extend my legs. And yet another day my shoulder hurts. And these pains really don't go away. I wake up in pain at night. Maybe I need a new mattress but it didn't bother me before recently. Is this the new normal? Because it sucks. On that same note the club I started attending has a brutal warm-up/training routine. I'm a team player, I can push through the pain but it may be causing some of the problems, especially in my knees and arches because of the squats and jumps. I feel weird asking to get out of it. I still lift weights at the gym but I'm not sure how to stop before I over-train. I always seem to lift one pound too many, tweak my shoulder or elbow, and then have to lay off the weights for several weeks before I try again. So seriously, I don't need any snarky comments about aging here. I just want to know what sounds about right for my age and what doesn't, and how I can feel better and stop hurting so much for those who have gone through it before.