“Active individuals will not tolerate long periods of inactivity. It is mentally untenable.”
This sentence made me laugh out loud. It’s from one of my medical journals (I am a nurse practitioner by day) and I couldn’t agree more.
If you have been following my blog recently you know that I broke my foot. You know that it’s my own fault for running too much. You can extrapolate that I am an exerciser and if you are too, you understand how crazy-making it is to be forced out of your favorite activities and into a chair. I am just buzzing with energy that I cannot disperse. I have been at the gym cycling and weightlifting and even smacking around a punching bag, but nothing compares to a long-ass run. Or a wicked spin class.
That being said, I was delighted to find the above quote in reference to patients suffering from stress fractures. Too true!
So, what am I going to do? Well, I can stand, which means I can cook — bonus! Of course, I am supposed to be taking things easy, so I’ll be choosing simple recipes rather than menus that require excessive time on my feet.
And when I am not in the kitchen, I’ll be at the gym, pedaling to nowhere. Or at work, providing an extra dose of compassion to anyone with an injury. Or at home, trying to retain my sweet disposition so as not to drive my husband straight to the wine cellar. Hmmm, perhaps I should make a few of his favorites in the coming weeks …