Yesterday I worked Pulmonary rehab from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Exercising people with lung diseases often seems strange because their tolerance for exercise is so limited. In fact, there is a great deal of sitting around and talking. The sessions end up being more of a social event rather than exercise. For this reason, many of those who have gone through that program continue to hang around because of the social aspect. They eat and bring foods that are contrary to what we to teach our cardiac rehab patients. If I say anything about this, the person in charge of pulmonary rehab would contradict me and the director would support her despite the truth of the matter. I understand that pulmonary diseases are debilitating and fearful; therefore, the emotional aspect and support is supreme but the contradiction is apparent for our cardiac rehab patients who need to eat right and exercise.
After work I went to the gym and rode a stationary bike for 30 minutes at a moderate effort while watching and episode of Way of the Master. I have been watching these when I exercise on a machine. My foot is feeling good; therefore, I plan to run outside for about an hour both today and tomorrow. Next week, Lord willing, I will cross train on a machine at the Gym on Monday and Friday; run for about 30 minutes on Tuesday and Thursday; and rest on Wednesday.