Shallow bins and recovery progress

Usability testing anyone?

Today’s workout (elliptical): 40 minutes

I realize that there are many larger problems than this, but can someone please explain to me why the stuff holders on our elliptical and new treadmill are so shallow? I don’t get it. Do the designers ever think about the fact that an 8″ remote will probably fall out of a 4″ deep console bin? This are the sort of things that go through my mind these days as I do my workouts without outdoor distractions.

Yesterday’s treadmill run ended with an alarming jolt of pain as I pushed my pace beyond a moderate speed. Rather than signaling a new or deeper problem, I think this experience was a warning. Despite giving the injury plenty of rest, the root cause issue remains. If three weeks of no-impact workouts haven’t resolved it, it may be time to see an orthopedist.

Today’s workout was all about protecting the problem. Instead of running, I spent 40 minutes on the elliptical and followed that with ten minutes of (very) slow running on the treadmill with a 2.5% incline. It wasn’t a particularly challenging workout, but that was the point.

I’ll probably go back to a full treadmill workout tomorrow. The elliptical session seemed to reset whatever caused yesterday’s pain and I’m feeling better. Just the same, I’ll need to keep my speed in check tomorrow to prevent another cycle of pain.

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