Can you touch your toes? I bet you can, but I can't! However, I'm believing that I will be able to at some point. Sometimes, when I come back from a walk, I bend over and relax, it's the only way I can get some relief from my back pain. The more I relax, the nearer I get, but frankly I'm never fully relaxed whilst doing it. It's just too painful. It's the pain that stops me.
But that doesn't mean that I'm not 'flexible'! You see, today we had a plan (doesn't every day?) Business this morning, then a walk into town after lunch for visits to post office and library, shopping and a couple of other things. Is that how it turned out?
Of course not!
Unexpectedly I had a visit from a neighbour. She lives over the road, and we often chat and occasionally get together for a meal. This weekend she has her little grand-daughter staying. She wants to take her to our Nature Reserve, but...... doesn't want to get lost! So, could I take her round and show her the way? DH and I chatted, yes, we could reverse our plans, so that's what happened!
Flexibility! But.... read on....what a surprise!
I took her the 'quick' route. It's easy and straightforward. I knew that she wouldn't get lost once she knew this way. It usually takes me just under an hour. We walked around, chatting, and taking a few photographs - but we walked all the time. I could tell that it wasn't at my usual pace, but had no idea how fast we were walking. I deliberately didn't look at the time, preferring to wait until the end. I was also aware that she was walking at her optimum speed.
IT TOOK US 40 MINUTES LONGER!
I have to say that I was very pleased. It shows how much more fit than I was just a few short months ago. I'm sure that Sue is more fit than I was then........
So, a few pictures just to amuse you.
Glad I don't need an operation. I've heard of field hospitals, but.......
This is the best I can do with a picture of Sue,
We were looking at the ducks, but can you see the swan in the background? It's the one I photographed the other day.
I think I told you that the rangers have been doing a lot of clearing and management. This has been cleared since Wednesday
So it's a new view!
This afternoon I walked into town with hubby. We went at a reasonable pace, sorted our business in record time and walked back, pausing only to grab him a coffee on the way. I didn't need one, because, let's face it - I can't go anywhere now without my water
So, the moral is - stay flexible!
Onwards and Upwards!