I cannot express the feelings I have for the elliptical cross-trainer at the gym. They’re magical exercise machines. They easily raise my heart-rate to whatever zone I wish to train in, they’re fun to use—like running and cycling combined—and they haven’t hurt me—yet!
That is, too much of any one thing can become a problem. Thus my goal is to break away from my current elliptical addiction and branch out to other forms of aerobic equipment, while still dodging walking and running due to my left foot’s suspected metatarsalgia, such as a recumbent cycle, row ergometer, and stepmill. And then, of course, mix back in a wider assortment magical ellipticals.