Actually I have got an idea - and a plan - and a relationship to rebuild.
Following last nights visit to the sports injury clinic, I was able to do 10 minutes easy jogging. My lower back and hamstring problem seem to be just about over, but the knees, although much improved still seem to be a bit 'cranky', and are currently taped up to relieve some of the pressure.
So the plan is for an easy 15 minutes tonight. A return to Gym work on Friday and Saturday, 15 minutes easy on Sunday, Gym again Monday, then on Tuesday join Luke at the track, where I will do the warm up with him, before dropping out and watching him through his session. I will also continue with the rehabilitating stretching exercises and icing of my knees.
I will then review the progress made and plan the next week, leading up to my next visit to the clinic the following Tuesday.
As for re-building a relationship - it was rekindled last night - I was gentle on my knees and they responded. But I need to now build on this and listen when they complain, learn to trust them once again and know they will hold out when I ask for that extra effort climbing a hill or the last push at the finish of the race.
And they need to trust that I will listen to them, be aware of how they feel and treat them with care.
Here's to a beautiful friendship!