It turns out that I am not quite so recovered as I thought I was.
I was so thrilled to be riding again that I went a bit mad. My sister and I went for a lovely hack on Monday, then I schooled both ponies after work on Tuesday. I thought I was doing fine but on Wednesday I was utterly exhausted and riding just did not seem like a good idea.
The trouble is that for the last three weeks I have spent almost every moment not at work asleep. Although I am much better I just do not appear to be ready to ride as much as normal. Or if I did I would in all likelihood slow down my recovery even more. I just have to accept that I need to ration my riding time.
It is hard though. The ponies went away to give me a chance to recover but now I have done that to some extent I want to make the most of the facilities whilst they are there. That’s just common sense. I suppose though that taking days off to recover now will mean I get to ride more much sooner. That’s what I need to think about!