Monday, February 13, 2012
Man, it was cold here this morning. (The low 40s here in Florida) I had the heat blasting in the car on the way to the YMCA this morning. I did this so I would be warm enough to dash from the car into the gym! I was anticipating the nice warm water and a good workout. Alas, the water temperature might have reached 80 (this afternoon LOL ) but was way too cold for those of us with knee replacements this morning. Not to be de-railed from my exercise goals, I turned to the treadmill in an effort to warm up. I did 1.6 miles in 35 minutes including a warm up and cool down. Not to shabby for my cold, creaky body. Once I had worked up a steam, I changed into my suit and headed for the nice warm therapy pool. The therapy pool is about 3-4 feet deep and kept in the 90 degree area. It is the one place where I can do serious squats and lunges. So I did those and several other exercises. It was amusing to see many of the people with join replacements in the therapy pool while the rest of our class toughed it out in the big, cold pool. I spent about 60 minutes in the therapy pool and never felt chilled (except when I got out!) during my workout. I did not let the cold de-rail me from my exercise goals!