Updated: Feb 21, 2019
After my recent enthusiasm for taking regular holidays this summer I have ended up injuring myself, right at the beginning of my holiday.
It is all very frustrating, as I was planning to do some running in the local vineyard, and some swimming in the sea, etc.
Well, for a little bit anyway, because I understand when it is the time to let things go; to give your body a rest and to focus on the mental and emotional as a whole.
And if you have read my recent blog post about the value of holidays, you would also appreciate my enjoyment in the relaxation principle (it's a little like the pleasure principle, but more laid-back) and enjoy your own time away.
I don't know how I managed to injure my back, so I'm going to have a scan soon and will be looking forward to the results (obviously).
It is not the first time I have been similarly injured. When you have played rugby for as long as I have (25 years), you get used to being injured - and to being hit all the time!
You also learn though those experiences that injury and pain make you aware that your body is alive. In addition, when you are so injured, you get to exchange information with the relevant therapist or doctor and, as a result, such injuries actually turn into win-win situations because you come out of them knowing more about your body and about how to prevent further injuries in the future.
At times like this, when I am required to rest more than usual, I like reading and to access different sources of information for the benefit of myself and