Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Not Good

The most difficult thing for me , it seems , is learning patience with my own body when it comes to recovery ! Yesterday morning I was sore, and I decided it would probably be wise to take a rest day. Should have listened, but for some reason I got it in my head that the soreness I was feeling would work out through exercise, and if I could do 5 minutes on the bike yesterday I could push for a full 10 minutes today. So I did, and it was very stupid to do. Result was pain, my leg once again becoming extremely swollen and needing Epsom salt compresses . This morning it is very painful and I am back to needing the chair on wheels to walk at all.

Only benefit was I got a really good nights sleep. I think today is definitely going to be a rest day. If I suddenly consider trying any exercise, I will ground me !

2 comments:

spunkysuzi said...

Rest is definitely a good thing!! Never do more than you are comfortable with.
I'm sending healing vibes to you!

~ Darla ~ said...

Oh, Di, isn't that a lesson we could all use...patience. Take care of that leg today and you'll be right as rain soon. Don't get grounded ;-)