Friday, April 11, 2014
Sorry for the offensive language folks, but I'm a little frustrated. Here I was finally getting back into the groove of things. After so many starts and stops I was beginning to feel like an old broken down tractor. So the fact that I had done my cardio so many days in a row was very important to me. Unfortunately I got it into my "bright" head to go to the Doctor due to a nagging 5 year history of knee pain. You know what she said? Guess. "Maybe you need to cut back on your cardio, to every other day". What!?! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! But but but....you don't UNDERSTAND! I have fought and fought with myself to get to this point and it's still at the very early stage, if I miss a day now....Oh my god oh my god oh my god....the end of the freakin world!
Except guess what? It isn't. The end of the world I mean. It's life. I'm stronger today than I was 3 weeks ago, even if I did not do my cardio last night. And to be fair, it isn't the cardio she has trouble with, it's the biking she has trouble with. So technically I could find an alternative. I did at least pick up sticks in the yard yesterday (and worked up a good sweat I might add), so that's worth something. I did stretches and strength training instead. So, after getting over the initial shock, I picked myself up and moved on. I mean really....what a whiner I can be, lol. There are people who have to do all their exercising from a chair. Who am I to complain.
Tonight I will ride my bike, but I will lower the intensity level. I will also do all the other things she recommended. I just keep thinking how much stronger I will be if I can get my knee in good working order again. And if I have to take some time off from my bike, so be it. After skipping the cardio (and regretting it) last night I have decided that on my off days I will still do 10 minutes of light riding on the bike just so I don't get lazy.
Spark on happy Sparkers and always remember...
WE ALL ROCK!!!