Injuries happen to all of us – and very often the best way to get better quickly is to rest – usually coupled with ice, compression, and elevation – plus some anti-inflammatory drugs if you’re ok with taking them.
It’s not easy, though – especially if you’ve set yourself season goals and desperately want to be seeking them on two wheels.
Common worries are that you’ll lose fitness and gain weight in the time you’re resting. Add to that not wanting to DNS actual events and missing our favourite pastime – it’s not a good mix.
Very often these concerns are exaggerated – months or years of training don’t simply disappear overnight – but we usually only remember that once the rest period is over.
To help ease your mind if you’re struggling with injury, I’ve documented my own time off the bike…