Shut up, slow down.
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on 09 Oct, 2023•2 minutes read
Hello and welcome to Tobias Talks
It's not been a great week to be honest, I feel more injured than I did immediately after the crash 2 weeks ago. I'm fairly sure I've fractured my toe, it's swollen and painful and I'm unable to bend it. Even so, on saturday I managed to grind out a 5 mile walk with my fiancée, essentially at a dawdling pace. I thought at the time that it was perhaps stiff or just a bit sore and it would improve as I went, unfortunately that isn't the case. I've now limped so much that I'm straining my calf muscle and given myself a smidge of plantar fasciitis, frankly I'm fed up with the injuries.
My wrist is still sore, though it feels better today, I assume mostly due to the risky levels of painkillers i've been taking all day. There are no fitness plans at the moment, essentially everything is on pause. I am still being very considerate of my diet as due to this increased sedentary behaviour any extra calories I consume will be immediately turned into fat.
I tried to do too much, too soon after my crash and I'm paying the price. So i'm actively resting. I'm doing as little as possible and trying to ignore the voice in my head that tells me that I'm being lazy and worthless. I have always found it difficult to rest and I'm trying not to be a burden on my partner. So I will do what I can to keep the house clean and tidy without any heaving lifting or running about.
As you can imagine, there isn't a whole lot more to be discussed right now so I'll sign off with one final thought.
If you don't schedule rest, eventually your body will schedule it for you.
Your friend, Tobias