My life has a way of repeatedly providing me with opportunities to practice what I need to practice.
I recently injured my right hip. I basically overstretched some of the muscles and ligaments in the area. The result being that walking has proved quite uncomfortable (interestingly and thankfully—since my recital is coming up—tap dancing does not).
I had been training to walk a ½ marathon in late May. This injury happened two weeks before. The ½ marathon didn’t happen.
I continue to walk and move gently, get help from my massage therapist, use the hot tub at the gym as often as I can and listen to my body so I give myself time to heal and don’t injure myself again.
This injury has been a reminder of the power of pain to hijack my attention.