In addition to swimming I have been cleared to ride a bike. As much as I really dislike the stationary bike at the gym I have learned to embrace it as an alternative way to move my body and keep active.
In the pool you can’t listen to music or read a book so I have been taking advantage of the bike as a time where I can exercise and also relax in a way. I have made headway in my book and listened to music I haven’t heard in a long time.
Mind you, I am not pedaling at racing speed nor am I climbing the great hills of San Francisco on this bike. But I am getting a good cross training workout in and strengthening my leg muscles in ways I am not able to in the pool.
I am happy I can walk, I am happy I can swim and I am happy I am back in the gym — I have my eye on you treadmill…
What do you do on the stationary bike? How often do you use it?