Iím pleased that it has helped.
I have cut down on my cycle rides. One because of the weather being wet or cold and instead go down into our wood to do some logging. The tree that I started to cut up a month ago is a bit of a struggle. The upper 30í of 45í snapped off due to rot and strong winds.
I have now reduced the last 15í to a 3í stump, very awkward as itís on a steep slope and can only be accessed at one point. But Iíll get it cleared in the next month.
Then I start on the 4 others that need logging, the summers jobs.
One thing that all this logging has done is that I no longer require Cortisone injections 3x a year in my shoulders. Swinging as axe or maul great treatment.
Ann & I do a lot more walking than we used to as Ann can no longer cycle. We had a 3.6 mile walk around a part of Knaresborough this morning, itís where we used to live until Nov. 2005.
We are going up to the Wooler Area In 4 weeks and Iím taking my MTB for some off-road stuff so now riding that bike to get reused to it. My ďnormalĒ 11.5 mile ride takes about 15 to 20 mins longer than my road bike. To be honest I am getting bored doing the same routes. Need the hill tops!
I have found that I was sort of Overdoing it, cycling 2 or 3 times a week and logging in between. So cut down for the last 2-3 weeks.
I will now have to push riding my bikes for the next 4 weeks to be ready for Wooler as thatís going to be hard work.
The weather looks like being better next week or so. Then itís going to try to push myself harder without overdoing it, a fine balance required.
Us 70 odd year olds just need to try and push ourselves little by little and then we hopefully get to a turning point where itís a lot easier to exercise. We can all dream!
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