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"Woo Hoo" Moment!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Most who have read my blogs in the past know that I ride my recumbent bike for exercise since knee surgery in 2007. My doctor and physical therapist agreed that it was better for me than the treadmill and I think they are right since I do seem to get along better since beginning this exercise.

This morning I decided I could get 30 minutes done with the time I had, so, I got my music going , turned on my table fan and hopped on the bike. After setting up my resistance, etc. I started pedaling, with eyes closed, not looking at my display recordings. When I did get around to looking I had pedaled for 21 minutes and realized my miles were really good for the time. I decided then I could maybe break my record of 6 miles in 30 minutes, so, I began pedaling and clapping hands and sweating to the music. At the end of 30 minutes I made 6.33 miles breaking my recent record of 6.25. Not a large amount, but, I was very happy even with that. emoticon
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  • DRPOOH63
    emoticon emoticon That is fabulous! Congrats!
    1167 days ago
  • SHESMITH1
    Good for you!!!!! I would like a video of this cycling/clapping/sweating to the music in your next blog, please!

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    1168 days ago
  • WILSHAR7
    See what happens when you don't pay attention to what you are doing! Sounds like you had a prosperous day!
    1168 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    Good for you!!!
    1168 days ago
  • MERRYMARY42
    emoticon it is great having our own woo hoo moments, keep it up
    1168 days ago
  • PMFISH
    emoticon I use the recumbent bike because of my breathing and atrial fib. When I first started I could only do 3 minutes and the last time I was on for 30 minutes and got about 5 miles.
    1168 days ago
  • MIMER56
    Way to Go. That's a great achievement emoticon
    1168 days ago
  • REJOHNSON3
    Good for you, GOLFGMA! You are doing what it takes. I too had knee surgery and now that was four years ago. I use a stationary bike in stead of the recumbent bike. I found that the recumbent bike bothered my back because of the formed seat which I did not fit into real well. Most days I am doing 36 minutes and then I get off and work with some kettlebells for 15 minutes and then I get back on the bike to do 10 or eleven more minutes. I try to keep the speed at between 13 and 14 MPH the whole time.

    Congratulations to you for your commitment to get healthy and stay healthy.
    1168 days ago
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