When my back has one of its ‘dos’, my rehabilitation is marked by milestones: being able to sit down in relative comfort, getting on the bike on the turbo trainer, riding on the road and, finally, heading to the hills.
I felt pretty good yesterday so headed for the ever-popular Langsett. I took it easy and managed to get up on the moors with no real problems.
I might have eyed the hardcore mountain marathoners and fell runners jealousy as they went about their serious days in the hills, but I took some solace in a couple of hours trudging.
Another few yards down the road to full fitness.