Sometimes I will hear about someone I know who does not pace themselves, and burns out. It's pretty easy to say... "Oh, he (or she) doesn't know how to pace themselves... no wonder they got sick...." or something like that.
Well, a few days ago I did exactly the same thing. I got it in my head to re-organize a section of the workshop, and spent about three days moving and lifting impossibly heavy things around by myself, for 10 or 12 hours a day. Then my back started to hurt. Then it hurt more. Then.... BANG! My sacroiliac joint gave out! I know it's that joint because it happened to me once before. All I can say is: "extremely painful." Oh wait... I can say more! "Debilitating."
Well, anyway, at least I can blog now!
I just turned forty last week, and I think that "slowing down" or "pacing yourself" is probably one of those things you just have to get used to as you get a little older... like "memory loss" and "hair loss". Well at least I have had twenty f*cking years to get used to hair loss!