Back On The Treadmill

Got back on the treadmill today. (Actual for-exercise home treadmill, not a job.) I started this a while ago, but the last 2 weeks my schedule has been a bit off.


I don’t do much, because I can’t. The shortness of breath persisted way past the rest of my recovery from the pulmonary embolism.


I walk about five minutes at 0.8 or 0.9 or 1 mph to The Hidden Almanac podcast. Not long!

Yet.

My resting pulse has dropped below 100.

My blood pressure is dropping.

The leveled treadmill with support rails on both sides lets my knees & hips walk in the most neutral position so that they can relearn good habits.

Yes, I’d like to be able to walk further. But this is what I can do now, so it’s what I’m doing now.


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3 responses to “Back On The Treadmill”

  1. Noel Lynne Figart Avatar

    Pushing back what one can is silly. I’m on a treadmill a lot more than I like these days, too. One does what one can!

  2. lsstrout Avatar

    Pulmonary embolism is super scary. Glad you are on the mend and I hope the breathlessness abates sooner rather than later.

    1. M Avatar
      M

      I agree with iss.

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