I've warned my mom to be careful when she's on the treadmill every morning. I've insisted that she hold on to the front or side rails (that we paid a little extra for). I've also drummed into her that she needs to put on the safety clip (she's holding) that will stop the machine right away if she falls. And I always have her put on clean gym shoes when she's on the treadmill.
She has.... done all the safety measures, that is.
Well... yesterday morning I decided to finally give the treadmill a try since it looked like it might rain.
I got on and soon started to feel pretty confident. I didn't need to hold the rails because I'm younger (than my mother). I didn't need the safety clip because I have more balance (than my mother).
At the 25 minute mark my left knee suddenly gave way. That was a shock. It has given way a teeny bit before but it was never anything that would cause me grief. This time it completely gave way and I fell. The machine kept going.
Once I got off, I checked for injuries. A tiny scrape on the shin and a bruise on the right knee that I fell on. The worst part was the morning after. The joint between my thigh bone and hip is really hurting. It's a dull pain... muscle I'm sure... I think.
It's aggravating, but the worst thing is my mom knowing I didn't do everything I told her to do.
Art is just shaking his head. He says he's going to tell on me to our son who might chew me out about this.
Ah well... I've learned from my carelessness and now I know you won't make that same mistake.