I had an appointment with my physio today. She feels the bursa in my knee are not healing fast enough and that I need to give it more rest. She has recommended no running for 2 weeks. I can xtrain but no running. My knee is more comfortable and I can run but I still cannot put my full weight on a bent knee so I tend to favour it still. She feels I may do damage by running off kilter. So spinning and rowing it is with lots of weight to burn off my energy.
Alsoran, I have an Aws painting of my house hanging in my hall and visitors often comment on it.
ceal, Glad to hear your bug has departed. Its Canadian cousin has descended on our house, we are all affected. Our lungs are clear but headaches and aches seem to be the main symptoms. I ran a 5k outside yesterday but it was very slow and my HR was through the roof. A rest day today or until whatever it is leaves.
TS, The lower end of the house market around here is doing very well but our space is dead. It was really fed by the hitech boom around here but that has collapsed so we have turned into a government town hence noone buying. The house is way too big for the two of us as my youngest will be off to another uni to do her masters next term which leaves us rattling around. We will continue trying but if nothing happens we will probably do some major changes just to make it different and stay.
Columba, I literally have never done anything remotely artistic. I have a huge ten weeks behind me and am still just improving and learning techniques. Aws has an obvious artistic talent and it shows through in his composition but I am all technique. My instructor felt I should try painting but it is way too messy for me. I like the detail and structure of drawing. It is very like designing software where the more time and effort you put into getting the basic structure right the better the end product.
I may have mentioned previously that I have two Westies, one of which is a rescue. He is blind in one eye, partial deaf and not too stable on his pins but still enjoys his walks. I usually take them for a couple of k after my trip to the gym and on yesterday's walk he managed to get himself into trouble. The snow is melting and the ditches are full of water but they are shielded by high snow banks. As there is no traffic or people about they are usually not on a lead. The young female decided to climb up the snow bank and take a look at the water in the ditch. The rescue always follows her so he too clambered up the bank, wobbled and fell in. Normally this would be just a case of grabbing his collar and pulling him out but not with a rescue. He bites if handled roughly. So what to do, I decided to risk the bite. I now have two holes in my swollen thumb and a very traumatised dog.
aws, Glad the pushups are working well. Sets of reps and working to failure are very different forms of exercise. The latter is more suited to building and shaping muscles, body builders do it a lot. Reps will increase the efficiency of your muscles as well as tone them. Every now and then you should try to work to failure and see if the number is growing.