I’m guessing everyone has had enough of Father’s Day and the football already. Me, I’m whacked!! England and Lionel Messi kept me up til 2am two nights in a row. For those that don’t know… Messi is strong contender for ‘best football player in the world’. I’d never seen him before…but I can see that he plays using ‘the force’… he’s a player who doesn’t so much look where he’s going as ‘feel’ it – looks like his goal-seeking foot has automatic measure of the pitch, the relative speed and position of other players and the goal mouth. My father was not a great fan of football… he was a boxing/wrestling man and I remember fun Saturday afternoons watching it with him… see this vid of kids with Dad (love the kid loving the beautiful fish!):
I received an email from a friend whose son-in-law had a year between snapping both achilles tendons…scary. One was a re-rupture. He has made a full recovery but will not play badminton again. It is not easy to know whether I might be over-stepping the mark… my foot seems pretty willing and able….but how much is too much? Don’t know. The wound is almost totally healed but my instep is pretty tender and my calf muscle will take some time to re-appear I think.
I quite enjoy doing my home-based workout. Feels like I’ve achieved something and I’m doing something good for my body/my leg….. and I know I’ll get payback. One thing that my pilates teacher talked about is muscle memory… the extraordinary capacity that our bodies have to ‘remember’ what to do once we’ve done something a few times…imagine how it would be if you had to physically remember every single move you make to drive a car… hmmm…maybe my amazing body uses ‘the force’ all the time…jx