Physical Friday: Another busy week!

Hi everyone, It’s been a busy week! Today is the last day of the Foggy Frog Kickstarter Campaign. We’re now 76% funded and have less than 8 hours until the campaign ends!

I’m feeling very humbled and grateful that I have such an amazing group of family, friends and followers who have recognised the importance and the potential of this project and have decided to join us. This has been an amazing journey and I have been overwhelmed by the love, support and encouragement I have received.

Several of you have gone above and beyond what I thought was possible to help me promote the campaign and encourage others to join us. I want to say a massive thank you to you and let you know that if this campaign is successful you can expect a little something from me to show my appreciation.

Sorry, I’m starting to waffle now. 🙂

What I actually wanted to talk to you about today was pacing. I know it’s a topic we’ve covered before, but I’ve realised in the past 2 weeks that even when you feel like you’re pacing well you can actually push yourself too far.

(c) Megan S, December 2013
(c) Megan S, December 2013

As you all know the past few weeks have been very busy and very hectic for me. Not only have I been promoting the Kickstarter campaign and responding to the requests and offers that have arisen from that, but I have managed to maintain some sort of social life and continued a very hectic schedule of appointments.

The first 2 weeks of this campaign I felt like I was on top of it all. I was managing to promote the campaign and spend time with my husband and friends while still having rest breaks, attending multiple appointments with the Naturopath, Physio, Exercise Physiologists, and my GP, and finding time for myself.

Unfortunately, the third week was horrible. I don’t know if I caught a virus or a bug of someone, or my body was just saying enough was enough, but I spent the third week either in the bathroom or curled up on the couch asleep (apart from a couple of appointments I made myself go to). From Monday to Friday I did no real work on the campaign, I didn’t have the energy to even do a few small chores around the house.

Luckily, this week I am feeling better (back to the pre-week 3 level of energy and pain) and I am now back into my campaign promotion and catching up on the other chores I had to do.

To me the moral of this story is even if you’re feeling fine and think you’re doing well, keep an eye on your tell tale signs (I believe mine are a slightly sorer throat and a quicker increase in muscle pain during activity) even if they’re hard to spot. I pushed myself too far, even though I was pacing. My level of activity during March has been almost double what I had managed in February and January put together. This may feel like an achievement, but if it leads to a push crash cycle it’s not.

The next few days are still very busy but after this weekend I’m going to reset and reconsider how I manage my activities, especially if I’m planning to return to work at some stage in the near future.

What are you tell tale signs you’ve done too much?

Do you have a routine that works for you or a technique for managing activities and ensuring you don’t overdo it?

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I’m going to be online over here for the next few hours if you have any questions or suggestions.