What do you do when you are told you can’t do the one thing you love anymore?
Think about something that you just love doing, something that makes your heart soar when you engage in the activity and time races and at the end of the activity you feel FULL.
We found out today that Jeff has to stop doing what he loves. He can’t train (bike, run, swim) for the indefinite period. He has been diagnosed with over training syndrome, which apparently is common place for many triathletes. It is often overlooked and unfortunately when that happens the syndrome gets worse with time. The remedy? STOP.
I feel gutted for him. He thrives in being in peak shape. In pushing his physical limits and to know that he has to put aside this aspect of his life for awhile is heart wrenching.
Imagine if you were told that you can’t read anymore? No painting? No playing music? Stop running. Stop seeing friends. Stop writing.
Looking for any suggestions here if someone has experienced over training or chronic fatigue syndrome. For now, I’m researching yoga studios near our house for Jeff, it won’t be the same at all, but at least it’s something.