Tuesday, 6 October 2009

MRI results & Just a Gym day

Had a very long day at work today and was glad I was just passenger back from Wigan so I could relax and read some of my cycle mags. Had an appointment at 6pm to see the Doc about my knee scan results but traffic was hectic and had to ring to delay it 20 mins. Anyway as I have already mentioned on facebook the diagnosis is :-

'minor degenerative changes of the posterior horn of the medial meniscus without any underlying tear'.

So there is no muscular damage and since I can walk normally there isn't much they can do. I'm on anti inflammatorys and physio but sure none will help. Not happy that it can't be easily fixed and I suppose my running is out of the window for good just as I was enjoying it. Won't need my England Athletics membership card anymore.

Figured I should use my gym membership more often as I spend over £20 a month on it. If I don't I could have £280 to spend on bike goodies!!!! hmmm Garmin, wheels, new bike, credit card bill :(
Warmed up on the cross trainer for 10 mins and boy did it feel easy. Level 15 usually felt quite hard and slow. I suppose its like cycling standing up. Concentrating on my core, I did weighted sit ups, super hyper extensions and flexions and their sideways equivalents then just a few heavy lateral pull downs for a little back work. Finished off with a 10 mile virtual TT on the exercise bike. I was sweating buckets and had to mop up the floor. Heart rate was at a constant 171 bpm which went close to 180 the last 2 mins. Just for a personal record I did it in 22.16 level 14 with 6000ft climbing lol.


  1. I keep meaning to make the effort to go to the gym to go swimming. I just never seem to have the time.
    Guess i'm going to have to make do with my very wet commute tonight!

  2. 'minor degenerative changes of the posterior horn..."

    Mmm.... You have a willy on your ass?