Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Pushing Through...

My surgery got scheduled for April 27th, my legs were still hurting and I was 4 sessions behind on my goal to exercise 3 times a week for the year, so I decided on April 20th to work out every day for a full week to get caught up. I did the bike (which is really boring) and the elyptical (which I hate) every day. At the end of the week I got on the elyptical machine and realized that it was actually a cross trainer which I'd never used before but Mike raves about. It was actually really good! No impact to the legs and it felt much more like running. I really feel like this may be the perfect answer to how to stay 'in the game' when I'm having leg issues. On the day of the surgery I even did the cross trainer in the morning since I wasn't sure how long I would have to rest for. At the hospital that day, one of the RNs actually said 'you must exercise' when she saw my blood pressure stats which I was thrilled about too! The surgeon told me not to work out for a week but I managed a session on the cross trainer at the weekend just fine. I ran 3.25 miles in 32:13 on Monday and did 5 miles on the cross trainer at work in 54 minutes this week too. My legs feel great after being laid up from the surgery and I feel back on track finally!

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