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on 03 Oct, 2023•2 minutes read
Hello and welcome back to Tobias Talks.
Last week I had the unfortunate luck of crashing my motorcycle. I won't go into too many details but essentially a van u-turned in front of me. After the crash I was taken to hospital in an ambulance and I was given a quick check-over and for the most part I'm ok. Lots of swelling and bruising on the left-hand side of my body, as I write this my left wrist is very painful. In the grand scheme of things I was very lucky and I'm mostly unhurt and back to work after a couple of days of rest.
The biggest downside of the crash is that I will have to take a week or two off running and weight lifting. Of course it happens as I spend £140 on a brand new pair of running shoes, in the UK we call this "sods law". So the goal has changed slightly, I am now doing much more walking, and attempting to keep my diet in check to minimise the effect of the reduction in activity. I am really looking forward to my first run but I will need to build up slowly again, not for cardio reasons, but to make sure that I don't do any lasting damage to my body by pushing too hard, too soon.
But perhaps this is all part of the plan, I wrote last week of "building mental strength" with the aim to keep going when things are tough. This is definitely not what I had in mind but sometimes things are outside of your control and all you can do is control your reaction to events. So I won't let this crash discourage me, I will actively rest and stretch and continue to eat healthily with the goal of coming back more resilient than ever!
This isn't the end of the story, please check back next week when hopefully I will be writing something along the lines of losing weight, going on my first run and it going well with no pain.
Thanks for reading.
Your friend, Tobias