I am probably in the last week of physical therapy (PT). The exercises have helped strengthen the other muscles in my right leg, and I have been wanting to see if I could run. The strengthening seems to working as I can feel more bulk in my right quad compared to my left. So Mike my physical therapist, decided to let me test it out.
Let's start slowly man he said. So I did mini jogs on the treadmill alternating with brisk walks for 15 minutes. The knee was iced last night. As of this morning it looks good. Hopefully it does not act up. Good thing was there was no pain or discomfort while running.
I also talked to this woman who I have seen a few times before there. She is in great shape (well now why would I not notice that?). She told me she is a hair dresser (so she has to stand a lot), she tore her ACL, got it reconstructed after she aggravated it further while chasing her son when they were playing soccer. She was back on her feet a week after surgery. It helps to be in shape, I think you also heal faster after an injury.
Climate change fight 'can't wait'
So says this report Link...
But this administration does not care, and since we are the big kid on the block so to say, if we and China and India do nothing, life on earth will be never the same.
The world cannot afford to wait before tackling climate change, the UK prime minister has warned.
A report by economist Sir Nicholas Stern suggests that global warming could shrink the global economy by 20%. (Report on radio said the effect would be equal to the recession fromt he two world wars and the great depression..put together scary eh?)
But taking action now would cost just 1% of global gross domestic product, the 700-page study says.
Tony Blair said the Stern Review showed that scientific evidence of global warming was "overwhelming" and its consequences "disastrous".
Note to Tony.. try talking to your buddy dubya. Oh wait Blair is not really his buddy more like his poodle. And you know dubya is all resolute and shit and never changes his mind no matter what the facts are.
We Are Getting So
Update: I have nothing against people who are big, lest any of you feel offended. Sorry! This is merely an observation and that there is a market out there catering to big folks.
Don't believe it? From here..
Holy crap! The Great John Toilet Company of Laredo, TX will sell you a toilet that accomodates your tons-of-fun lifestyle.Funny Toon About The "Pro-Life" GOP...
- 150% More contact area on the seat.
- Extra wide base with 4 anchor points on to prevent tipping.
- “Side Wings” to prevent pinching if your fat hangs over the side of the seat.
- Reinforced structure holds up to 2000lbs.
Click here to see the difference. Now, I know that there is surely a group of people that suffer from a medical condition that make this item a godsend. However, this thing does hail from the same beautiful state that brought you deep-fried Coca-Cola. Interesting coincidence? Or are these Great John people in cahoots with the Texas State Fair deep -fried-corn syrup-and-caramel peddlers!? I’m not pointing any chubby, sticky fingers, I’m just saying…
From the Miami Herald