Now that I have the whole embolism thing behind me what should I do to keep in shape? I have decided running is not good for my health...so that's out. I have been walking a few miles a night with my dog, but the knee isn't quite ready for pounding yet - I have a tendency to walk really fast and my foot falls are very hard. The last 3 nights I have been riding my bicyle indoors on a trainer. That is great for my knee - but quite boring. I try to visualize the route I would be taking outdoors, but I always jump ahead and then skip over some parts. Riding a bike is the best thing for my knee, so I think this will be my participation sport of choice.
A friend loaned me a bike that I can use - or buy if I like it well enough. I did ride it one day and nearly killed myself. I ride like a little kid who just had the training wheels taken off! I was all over the road, afraid to go fast, and if I turned my head that is the way I went. YIKES! All the little kids in the neighborhood were laughing at me. Oh well, hopefully with practice I will be able to ride like an adult in the near future.
In the meantime I have started (re-started) a healthy eating regimine. I am actually eating vegetables (Oh the Horror) and lots of fruit. I just got one of those magic bullet type blenders and made a fruit smoothie last night. That was fabulous!
I know, I know! I have started and re-started the whole exercise/healthy eating thing many times in the last several years. But you gotta give me credit for coming back to it when I fall off the wagon.
Have a great weekend everyone!