Wow, today is definitely my best day yet. My knee is feeling so much more normal! Yes, there’s that word again….”normal”. I mean c’mon, me and normal? Even *I* have to laugh when I type that. 🙂
As most of you are aware, I’ve been trying to rehab my knee and get back to some sort of activity after being inactive for several years. Today’s routine consisted of ten minutes rowing and then ten minutes on a Precor Adaptive Motion Trainer. The Precor is a great machine! I’ve been building up every time I go to the gym. The first time I tried this, I was so out of shape that I was huffing and puffing after one minute! Unbelievable. Now I’m up to ten minutes on it. Hurray! In addition, I added five minutes of the staircase machine for a total of a 25 minute workout. I’ve posted pictures of the Adaptive Motion Trainer and the staircase machine below for your viewing pleasure. The staircase I shot with my iphone.
If I didn’t have such a crummy left knee, I could really get into this staircase machine! It kicks butt! My right ‘TKR’ knee felt incredibly strong while I was on the machine; but, alas, my left knee is holding me back. Grr. I really am going to have to think about doing the other one soon. Just think what I could accomplish with two good knees! The sky is the limit!
After that, my hubby and I went to the indoor basketball court at our gym, and he showed me how to shoot a basketball with proper technique. Funny that I’m left-handed shooting baskets! Yeah, watch out Michael Jordan, here I come!
And just some icing on the cake, I got myself some new workout shoes. Check ’em out. Oh so cool!