This May I tore my hamstring, and it was very slow to heal. Even after the inflammation went down and a bunch of physio appointments, my right leg was lagging behind in flexibility. Since am normally pretty flexible, this was the first time I really knew what it takes to gain flexibility. Right now I will take this opportunity to apologize to all the athletes I coached and figured they just weren’t stretching very diligently… sorry guys, I now know how hard it is.
The good news is I have made a lot of gains in the last couple of months, so I am getting more balanced. I have been doing free online yoga classes, which are convenient and in English. My brother David is a yoga instructor and I know he is doing yoga everyday, so it is nice to think of him when I roll out my mat.
I had a physiotherapy appointment yesterday and the therapist told me not to stretch… that I should spend more time in the gym instead. However, yoga is not on the ‘banned’ list and it seems to be helping, so I plan to keep it up.