Recently, I have acquired an orbital trainer. Chance, coincidence or whatever you may wish to call it, it found its way to us. Not one day had elapsed since the missus and I had discussed the possibility of getting one; knowing though we could never afford one. So when I friend offered us one, we accepted it with heart felt thanks.
The first night, I did my normal walking outside and afterwards I gave this thing a go. The next thirty seconds passed so slowly, it was surreal. I stopped mid stride, my legs protested, not wanting to progress any further. I stepped off, nearly collapsed. My legs had turned to jelly. Walking seemed like some impossible task as my legs groaned with their own internal suffering. I fumbled my way over to my chair and sat.
Sweating and out of breath and unable to even speak.
Then it happened – the burn.
My muscles felt on fire and I ached terribly all over. I’m not sure how long I was in this state; yet as the pain slowly subsided, the recognition that I’d progressed sunk in.
The second night, I pushed on, got up to 2 mins 44 secs. The pain was there, I was sweating wildly. I smiled a little smile to myself. I remember that when I started doing my evening walking, that it kinda like this. Having this in my room, affords me the opportunity to hop on whenever I feel like. I can have a movie playing or listen to music and exercise at the same time.
I’m now up to day four. I just completed almost 10 minutes on this thing. My legs have a dull ache, and I have a sheen on my brow. I feel good all over. I will continue my evening walking, and will incorporate time on the orbital trainer as well.