Thursday, March 01, 2012
Tracy has let me down! Tracy the treadmill has developed a fault and needs a new motor. The manufacturers are sending me a new motor (this will seriously test my skills with a screwdriver) but it is unlikely it will arrive for a couple of weeks.
So today I went for a walk outside - uphill and downhill - its the nature of where I live. It seemed ok at the time but now my knees hurt - one of them is slightly swollen and my ankles both hurt. This is mostly because I walk on the treadmill until just before things get painful and my judgement was not all it should be outside because I was some way from home when that feeling was reached. Oh well. Arnica, painkillers and ice will hopefully resolve the situation. Meanwhile I want my motor and I want it now!!
I am now scouring the spark pages and gleaning all information on painful knees. I found an excellent page on gentle exercises to improve the muscles around my knees, but I have to face facts. 88 kgs is too much force on these poor old joints and its all the more reason to lose some.
On the plus side my own resolve is stronger than ever to eat less and move more. How many calories will I burn if I just swing my arms about I wonder?