I crashed the car two days ago. It was bad. I’m not going to show you pictures or describe it to you except to say the little one and myself are fortunate, no broken bones, only a couple of very small cuts and bumps and no one else was involved.

So why am I telling you this. I’m still processing it and probably will be for a long time. The next day, all most twenty four hours later, I went for an extremely gentle jog. I ached. I had to hold my boobs despite wearing a good sports bra because the bouncing hurt my chest muscles. Who knew I had chest muscles! However, during that run I realised that I felt normal for the first time since I’d had the accident.

This is why I’m sharing this. In my mind I was calm. Despite all the discomfort I had in my body my thoughts felt normal, steady. The feeling didn’t last but it made me realise that I could and therefore would feel normal again. I’m not advocating any form of exercise directly after a physically traumatic event, but under doctors guidance I’m convinced that it helps enormously with your mental recovery as well as physical recovery.

Stay safe out there.

Shelley

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