After yesterday’s moany post I decided I needed to make a concerted effort to get back in the groove. So I dusted my bike off and braved the path. I only had half an hour before I had to meet a friend, so it was a quick experimental ride.
Small sections of the path are still flooded, and mainly these are only 2 to 3 cm deep. This was the deepest part, requiring a bit of careful riding. This part came up to the bottom of my pedal. I hadn’t changed down gears and was having to concentrate hard on my knee, keeping it in line with my foot as per my physio’s instructions. Putting the extra pressure through the joint in the water when I’d forgotten to change down has ended up with it hurting again, but hopefully that’ll pass.
It was a really beautiful day out yesterday, the light and colours were fantastic, really uplifting.
This was the entrance to this section of the path 4 weeks ago –
Everything now seems to be slowly recovering, the water is flowing back from the fields into the river, and the stench is becoming less noticeable.
This weekend I should do my weigh in; have been resisting this as I know I’ve put weight on due to lack of exercise and hubby has been buying me lots of treats as work has / is super stressful. We’ll see whether I do or not. Might just prefer to try and walk it off without the numbers telling me what I know. I’m never going to meet my challenge as my knee just isn’t healing quick enough for vigorous exercise. But, I can at least try and keep my weight steady and am only half a stone overweight so that’s no big deal.
Physio wise I have another new exercise to do with a “theraband.” I have to step into it and tie it round the door handle and do 30 squats to the side, back and front. Plus all my other physio exercises. Did a full set of everything tonight, it took 50 minutes!!