So on a couple of days I cycled in the morning and drove in the afternoon (have already established that once there and back is enough at the moment).
On Tuesday I decided I'd walk to work for the first time and take Django with me. Well, walking to work on your own, on pavements in soft shoes is so much harder than walking in good company on grass in walking boots with a lovely view...who knew? I reckon if you multiply the miles by about 6 then you get the equivalent.
By the time I was half-way to the office my leg was complaining. By the time I got home in the evening I had slowed down to half my speed and was ready to cry. I felt so pathetic - for heaven's sake it was a 1/4 of what I'd walked last week if I include walking around town and shops etc.
I grimly had to write a note to myself - I am not ready to walk to work yet.
Photo illustrating the pleasantness of holiday walking compared with work walking
On Wednesday it ached but I was still feeling confident of being able to go for a walk on the clifftop with a friend on Saturday.
This morning I took Django down to the field, a short 25 minute round trip. I took my walking stick because I felt as though I'd need it and I did, I felt as though I'd stepped back on my ladder by 2 months. I spent most of today at work with an ice-pack down my jeans, eating Kendal Mint Cake as comfort food.
So, the leg says 'No' and has demanded rest and relaxation. I have no choice but to submit to it for a few days (except for those short trips down to the field because Django has to be walked). I'm not particularly good at submitting to whinging body parts but sometimes it has to be done.
It was probably not a good combination of overdoing it and the come down from a fantastic week with my husband, and the PMS probably hasn't helped how I feel about it....
So, I will be suggesting swapping the clifftop walk on Saturday for coffee and a chat instead.