I could weep.
I fell out of a tree yesterday, about 12 feet down. I broke my fall about halfway on the stump of a cut branch, which probably saved me from breaking my legs at the bottom, but also broke three of my ribs. Well cracked two and broke one completely. It could have been a lot worse and I didn't puncture a lung or anything. Painwise, it obviously hurt when I did it, and it knocked all the wnd out of me which is an expereince I had forgotten all about how horrid it is, but whilst I was sore yesterday, dosed up with painkillers I did allow myself a wry smile when they said 4-6 weeks off exercise, and thought I'll give it a few days then easeback in gently.
Until I woke after a night of terrible sleep - it is impossible to lie in any positio comfortably - and couldnot lever myself to a sitting position, let alone get off the bed. Or stand, sit, breathe, cough, go to the loo, bend, stretch, turn, lift... nothing at all. I can't even squat!
4-6 weeks? It looms ahead like a prison sentence. I have no idea what I am going to do. Marathon training is completely nadgered.