@Andy Thanks for the detailed reply. I wouldn’t call my change of activities that drastic to be honest, both riding and cycling were eased into over a few months, making sure I was not feeling any aches or pains from either. The results were good. After a fall from my bike I hurt my hip and knee which led to over compensating, and the rest has snowballed from there really.
Hopefully I am at the last link in compensating now, and almost back to fitness. The return will be slow and steady for sure.
Weight wise, I am not far off where I average, although my recent lack of activity and sympathy foods have not helped, the rest is just a large muscle structure which doesn’t go anywhere.
With regards to stretching, I do yoga, and have exercises from my physio and chiropractor which I practise. Calves are well looked after due to a long term achillies issue I have, they get stretched well lol.
Thanks for the feedback and suggestions
@RachaelDunlop I too am a tight arse! lol.
I have a lovely nobbled ball about the size of a tennis ball which is lovely for getting in the tight spots.
Good point about pushing an aging body too hard, that is probably one of my issues, over doing it, and I have learned from it. Not even back to my usual walking distances again yet, let alone running. But I miss my cycling SO much!
@comoed You know what, I hate swimming. Sad but true. But that said, you are right at the same time, I really should try to spend some time with less stress on the body. Scuba is my thing, but getting in with the tank and gear is less relaxing, but once under, magic. Maybe I will gear up on the surface and get a nice person to throw my gear in for me, now there’s an idea!
Thank you everyone for getting in on this discussion, keep the replies coming. Good to see so many have words of wisdom to offer Wasn’t expecting this.
Here’s to less aches and pains, and less meds! lol