Tuesday and its back at work. Second session with the personal trainer, Belinda Van de Venn, today. Warmed up with 15 minutes on the bicycle at resistance level 2. Can now get the pedals around ok. Kept the cadence at around 70rpm and managed to cover about 5.5kms. My knee hurts a bit when I do this.
Spent 45 minutes doing some really basic exercises aimed at getting some movement in my knee. Leg is very swollen and Belinda is a bit worried about doing too much. Can’t even see my kneecap. Skin very inflamed.
So this is gym rehabilitation. I hate gyms and have avoided them like the plague – noisy, full of poseurs and strange equipment. I think gyms are set up to relieve people of money. I feel very out of my comfort zone there, but I have to do this if I’m going to get better and I think I’m going to see the inside of this gym a lot over the next 18 months.