It’s now about 4 weeks since I had that fall. It has been a period of slow healing and frustration and rising stress levels.
Just to recap, I fell over while I was running and I landed by squashing the side of my hand under my chest causing it to curve inwards around the palm. No broken bones thankfully but I reckon I’ve pulled the tendons / ligaments about.
Riding my new Thorn Audax Mk3 has been too painful and even running has been painful – yes, unlikely as it sounds, just the movement of my arm when I run hurts my hand. I was starting to get concerned that the fitness levels I’d built up would just fade away. Even going to the gym, DW Sports, seemed pointless. Those stress levels that I have experienced over the years have started to rise and this has got me concerned. The start of this keeping fit all started in 2008 when I was experiencing stress because of the complexity of work and moreover my capacity to handle it.
I was reflecting on those stress levels while sitting in Millbank Gardens in SW1 as I’d got to London with a little time to spare on Thursday.
|Mulling it over in Millbank Gardens|
So I decided two things. Firstly this month of resting will have benefited me though I probably don’t appreciate it fully right now. Secondly, I’m going to give running a go this coming weekend. If that goes all right, I’ll have a gentle bike ride, maybe next weekend. in the meantime, I’m off to see the Doctor on Wednesday about this.
|Worn heal following at least 800 miles|
|Asics Gel 1150 – around £70 from Arosport, Harpenden|