One Hundred Days: Day Fifty-Four
It’s not so easy to monitor your speed when driving an Audi R8. It’s also not so easy to put exactly the right weight on your foot when doing weight bearing exercises. You wouldn’t think they are related, but in fact they are.
I have sometimes been accused of having a heavy right foot! That’s what I am finding out this weekend; I put my right foot on the scale (just like Dr Reed prescribed), get a feel of the pounds of pressure by checking the read-out on the scale, remove my foot and stand of it for 10 minutes or so while doing something or other at my computer at the stand up counter, or in the kitchen.
When I’ve finished the weight bearing session I put my foot on the scale again at exactly the lbs pressure I think I have been implementing….. and wow it’s 25lbs more than I should be at! Just like with the Audi R8…… you are driving along at what you know is a comfortable safe speed, and you check the speedometer and you’ve passed 90 mph already!
Dr. Reed was pretty emphatic about my not pushing his weight bearing schedule and rushing it…….but when you drive an R8 that’s pretty hard to do. Anyway I’m not pushing things beyond my comfort zone….. Oh by the way an R8 is quite comfortable doing 120 mph.
A number of you have noticed that I am missing days and not posting every day …… it’s because I really don’t feel I have a lot of interesting things to say to my readers or myself….. and don’t want to be one of those bloggers who really has nothing to say and blogs about it anyway:-) ~ I will keep going for the 100 days but may slack off to every fives days or so unless the spirit moves me to write and post more often.
Conclusion: Sometimes we have to bend the rules to what works best for us!
Challenge: To not drive too fast…..on my recuperation journey!
Image above: Mount Shasta CA ~ A couple of years ago…… taken on a trusty iPhone.
Previous recuperation rambles are all below ~ the more recent ones on page 2.
Architects and Designers who design for accessible design should spend at least a couple of days in a wheelchair! After spending a month tooling around at home, staying in a hotel and visiting Seattle Orthopedic Center I've come the conclusion that in real terms as to what a person needs, some ADA designed spaces fall short!