We bought a stationary exercise bike for my husband’s birthday and it was delivered yesterday.  At 8:30 AM this morning, I changed into my long-neglected exercise clothes and set the bike for a 45 minute random mode workout.  I did my best not to think about the pain and passed the time by watching a movie on the iPad Before I knew it, I was in cool down mode.

It wasn’t easy.  A couple of hundred calories burned (which disappointed me because I thought it’d be more) and 7.6 miles later, I got off the bike and started walking downstairs.  My knees, however, did not know that I was no longer on the bike.  They buckled, I almost lost my footing and, but for the grace of the exercise gods, I would have tumbled down the stairs and ended up in a cast.

Needless to say, I have my work cut out for me.  If I manage to make it downstairs after tomorrow’s workout without losing my footing, I will have made progress.

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