32 minutes this time, with a few alarms for foot numbness midway, in spite of keeping that effort level as flat as possible. By lots of meddling with posture, and general wriggling around as I spun, I somehow managed to get back the feeling in the foot that lost it. If that's the case, I need to keep on, just to discover how to switch a foot back on when its skin goes alien.
Apart from the bits of numbness, there's nothing much to report. Calorie estimate was again about 500 (I had to push a bit in my cool down to bring that up, though). Possibly the next thing I need to do is to maybe spin for say 15 or 20 minutes, then get off, and take a break, dangling from something. (There are quite a few things one could hang from in the gym, so I could just try them all). On my post spin walk I've taken to hanging from the trees for a while. It seems to give some relief, but I need to be very careful moving about afterwards. Possibly the big easing in pressure makes the disk swell a bit, and it's not strong enough to maintain that kind of fluid level under pressure? What's probably needed is as gradual as possible a transition from dangling to on the feet again.
Actually all of the above is a bit moot. I have to drive about 700 km tomorrow to my brother's to go and help out there while he recovers from a successful cancer op. On the one hand it's a lovely place. We're only about 20 km from the Kruger Park. On the other hand the crime levels there are utterly beyond insane, so you sleep with one eye open. (The fact that the place is also full of poisonous snakes isn't actually a big worry. I've seen literally dozens of snakes there, and they've always been busy fleeing in terror, because a human being has appeared on the scene).
How bad is the crime? Well on a nationwide basis it would have to be above average, and yesterday the crime stats were out. Nearly 18 000 murders. Now we also have some of the worst drivers in the world outside of the Middle East (whose roads are statistically a whole new nightmare all of their own - even without alcohol to help things along). The effect of having so many bad drivers is that every year 14 000 people die on our roads (which is bad, REALLY bad). But don't let anyone tell you SA roads are dangerous; you've got more chance of being murdered than of dying in an accident in SA. (Sorry for the black humour. The tone of the last sentence is meant to be somewhere between mock-dismissive and reassuring, BTW).