Thursday, March 16, 2017

Rehabilitation Proceeding to Springtime

It's past due for an update post. In short, all is going well.

After a nice "take it easy" period, I started a formal rehab program. Basically a lot of walking, some gym machine workouts, trying to improve diet (with Dianne's help, of course).

I'm up to a 2 mile walk pretty near every day. And, there is a time limit of about 35 minutes. I've always been a slow walker. It has to do with narrow hips and rather tight leg muscles. I've been trying to walk faster, with longer strides and it seems to be working.

The city replaced our old community centre with a small gym with a much larger one with a quite respectable gym well equipped with a walking track and top drawer machines. Membership comes with an initial exercise program that I try to do on alternate visits. Still, the track is what gets the most use. Since the weather is still cold at -3 C these days, an indoor walking track is really appreciated.

With all this, I'm down about 12 pounds and a bit slimmer as a result. Almost time to order my new riding suit  Planning my route actively now to attend the BMW MOA rally in Salt Lake City in July. Then, off to Vancouver Island and back home across Canada. It should be a fine summer.

The highlight of the trip west will be the ride through Colorado and Utah. In plotting my route, I was surprised to see the ride through Colorado might be only about 8 hours or so. I will certainly be prepared to take an extra day if I fall in love with a spot in the mountains.

On the home front, Spring comes next week and I am sure there will be outside stuff that needs doing. Nothing like the hard work of last year where all the deck boards needed replacement. Really glad I got all that done then as I am prohibited from doing that punishing work this year.

More to come as the planning proceeds.