I am still incapacitated. Not completely of course, and nowhere near truly serious, but it feels bad. I am longing to exercise; to run, so stretch, to swim, to move. From being able to put my hands flat on the floor with my legs straight, I can now only just get to me knees. Horrible. Months and months of improving my flexibility just gone.
A friend of mine, a yoga teacher called Anna, once said that if ever she doesn’t feel like exercising she thinks to herself ‘how lucky I am to be able to exercise’.
When this back pain passes I shall look at a treadmill with anticipation and joy, and not think ‘how soon can I get away from you’ the minute I get on it. I will go into each yoga class wishing it would last forever and I will embark on 50 lunges with the enthusiasm of a woman walking into a La Perla 60 per cent off sale.
When the back pain passes that is……
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2010