Wednesday, July 06, 2011
I cannot run - I can walk *forever* but I cannot run.
I bought this trampoline 26 years ago, when I had just lost 40 lbs and met my Ray and I did use it quite a bit back then... until we rolled it on it's side and it became a "clothes hanger" using the legs.
I asked Ray to "dig it out" for me again last week - it was so hard on me that it was all I could do to "run in place" for one minute! I did it twice a day, right after my walks.
Today I can do 5+ minutes on it!
I started with counting my steps - started at 100 *right steps* and worked my way up to 500 *right steps* ( I only count when the right leg lands) and I am going to work my way up to 10 minutes of running in place.
Mine is a cheapie that cost me $20 back in 1985 and although the feet are showing a bit of rust and the leather wrap is all stretched out, the springs look new.
Just another option for people like me who cannot run. It feels so good I wanted to share with SparkLanders!
@Destinye - I have read online that rebounding is very good for the lymphatic system.
FYI, Walmart has one for $30
**what was I thinking?! I ordered 2 rebounder videos - shoot, I can barely get my feet off the darn trampoline, how am I supposed to step-kick, lol.
--KREN shared this with me and it really is great! I bounced "around" and really felt it! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Be aware, I googled it and the lady's mini trampoline of choice is nearly $400! In my dreams!!