NOTE: When I mentioned my new posting schedule I said Wed and Fri, and that anything other than those days would be icing. Today’s post is icing. 😉
I have been working out on my Pilates reformer to try to gain strength and mobility. It is working!
I have been riding my bicycle several times a week and this morning managed 4.5 miles using the full range of gearing! Only 8 speeds, but I felt like a champ when I got home. (Tom, this will certainly be a baby step to you!) 😉
(Mine is Blue with several city commuter mods)
Then I got off and tried to walk on our little street to cool off. I made it to the neighbors mailbox (150 ft + or – ) and had to turn back.
I am finding it strange to be able to perform Pilates, with a reformer assist, and to be able to ride with no noticeable pain during the ride, and yet I am still unable to walk or stand for too long. Or at least, in the case of standing, for as long as I would like. And although sitting is much improved… is that really a plus?
Then I think: Several weeks ago I was in the lightest gear and only able to make my legs move up and down with the pedals for a simple circuit of my street, and any walking was with a cane. Today I was able to use all 8 speeds and no longer require a cane.
I went inside, showered, iced down my knee and now feel fine.