It's not easy to take it easy.
With just over 3 weeks to the first sprint triathlon of the season, I'm finding it really hard to be propped up on cushions on the sofa, not allowed to go to the gym or a bike ride (my commuter is in the workshop at the moment pending a verdict on whether the frame is gone as well as the front forks and wheels). I really want to be building strength and power still before the taper the week before race and I'm running out of time. I'm running out of 'mental' too. I hate hate hate not being able to get out and -do- stuff. I hate feeling helpless and pathetic and emotional.
Still, the drugs appear to be actually working today, though I still can't sit upright for long without a big cushion behind my shoulders, neck and head. The swelling in my knees looks like it's going down a bit now and the lump on the top of my right knee is much less egg-shaped now.
I know a lot of people who've been through sports injuries and found it frustrating to rest and recover... any hints and tips for me?