Broken metatarsal...

Maz

Legendary Member
No cycling for at least 6 weeks due to a broken metarsal playing football (...for the benefit of domtyler, it was my LEFT foot :biggrin:). I'm in the 2nd week of the plaster cast and I'm not sure if the 'cycling withdrawal symptoms' [I commute daily by bike] are psychological or physiological. At work I'm feeling lethargic, lacking energy, irritable, loss of appetite, yet physically I'm OK (apart from the foot, of course).
I wonder if those endorphine thingies (or lack of them) are in some way responsible for this? Seriously folks, has anyone else felt these symptoms when forced to stop cycling for several weeks?

Cheers.
 

Bigtallfatbloke

New Member
I felt them for 30 years during my 'enforced' break from cycling lol!
 

gbyers

New Member
Location
Leeds
Yep, there is definitely some low level addiction to the endorphin release brought about by exercise.

I have even heard some medical concern about joggers and gym goers who exhibit overtraining and addictive behaviour.

A friend had severe knee pain and went to doc who advised physio and rest. The GP advised him that he might experience some mood swing as he stopped exercising - apparently he was a runner too.
 
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Maz

Maz

Legendary Member
Thanks for the advice. My biggest fear at the moment now is putting on too much weight, what with being so inactive!
Cheers.
 

Tetedelacourse

New Member
Location
Rosyth
Embrace the weight Maz. It will give you something to burn off once your trotter has mended itself.

ps good to see you here - didn't know you'd come over. Well in!
 
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