Yesterday after work, I finally got a chance to get on the stationary bicycle in my gym. I’ve been apprehensive to try anything that would work my ankle due to the Achilles heel injury, but since I had no pain yesterday on it, I figured I’d give it a shot. I’m glad I did.
I was able to cycle for 34 minutes, and although it was at the easiest setting, I had no pain at all. This morning, I feel great, and my legs aren’t nearly as sore as I expected them to be. Also, the cycling wasn’t nearly as bad as I expected. I will likely cycle again tonight after work, although I will raise the difficulty a bit.
I tried to lift the empty bar, and as soon as I put it on my shoulders, I had some pretty bad pain in my right shoulder, so I stopped immediately. The pain doesn’t seem to be getting any better. In fact, I think it may be getting worse. If there’s no improvement by Thursday, I will go see a doctor about it.
I am thinking that I might be able to start running next week. If all goes well with my Achilles heel for the rest of the week cycling, I’ll take the next step and do some light running and take it from there.
I feel much better this morning because I got to exercise. I don’t know if it’s all just psychological, or if its a psychological effect from the physical exertion. I don’t know which it is, but honestly, it doesn’t matter. I feel better, and that’s what matters most.