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Russell didn’t try to push me. I think he had other things on his mind, like able-bodied athletes with serious training schedules. I kept going to training a couple of times a week, mostly just to keep Mum off my back. It felt good to stretch and do strength exercises, but if I ever tried to push a bit harder, my brain froze or went into overdrive. I could do most of my bar routine – except for the fl yaway – but like Samantha said, it all had a wait-and-see feel about it, as though I was treading water. Well, more like trying to swim in quicksand.
my brain froze or went into overdrive.??
You mean "I stopped working" and "I began working at high-speed"
"My brain stopped working" and "My brain began working at high-speed"
"my brain froze"
"my brain went into overdrive"
The activity was carried out in such a way that either the brain stopped processing information or that it reacted to the physical activity by working very fast so that ideas/thoughts came very quickly one on top of another.