14°C, grey, dry but very strong wind W then SSW.
I rode Arrow with MapMyRide+! Distance: 44.17km, time: 02:06:22, pace: 2:52min/km, speed: 20.97km/h.
Rather slow but there’s a reason for that. Yesterday, I developed a horrible, painful back injury. My lower back went into spasm and locked me into a corkscrew. I’ve had these, from time to time, all my life. I knew what to do.
I went for a bike ride. It was hard at first but I rode on slowly taking care at those times I needed to put a foot down. I headed out with a good tailwind to a cafe for some toast for lunch. During the return stretch, the wind had swung round to the south; again, in my favour. For the rest of the day and evening, the stiffness has gone and normality feels close.
Getting into bed will be slightly tricky, that’s a crucial time if it’s not to flare up again.