Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yipee! My elliptical machine is fixed!

Thanks so much to my brother and dad who repaired my elliptical machine for me over the weekend. It had been out of commission for a few months, but I finally found the parts required online at FitnessRepairParts.com, ordered them and then with a little (okay, a lot) of elbow grease and ingenuity the thing finally got repaired.

Alas, this was not a repair for the casual handyman. But fortunately for me, my brother is a former bike repair mechanic, plus his home workshop is way beyond that of the traditional home workshop. That, coupled with the the fact that he loves to always figure out a way to make something work and is pretty tenacious about it (these days he is an Engineer - no surprise there), sometimes to the total frustration of Heather who has to drag him in from his shop by his ear.

Anyway, the elliptical machine is fixed and since today was a cross-training day for me, I jumped on it for the first part of my workout. To be honest, I had forgotten about what a really intense workout the elliptical can provide, especially if  you up the resistance level just a bit. I'm guessing after being away from it for a while, I might be feeling it a bit tomorrow. I'll let everyone know!


Heather said...

LMAO! Yes, getting him out of the garage is like pulling a little child away from the candy bowl by the ear. It's rather sad, to be honest. He does have an odd love for mechanical stuff of any kind. SUCH an engineer. We should make him a shirt that says, "engineer at heart". lol

PS....we're buying an elliptical. We've been stalking craigs list for days now. I have no idea where it will live in our already cram packed house, but the doc said the ellip would be a great cross training workout that would let my knee and hip rest. Groovy.

Heather said...

OH! The back of K's shirt could say, "...and also at work." lol