Tuesday, September 01, 2009
I have been doing all my water exercise (mostly swimming) in the small, warm therapy pool. I use floats that work like weights (backwards) and do some aerobics in there. Today I noticed that the big pool was open at the same time now, so I tried a lap in it. From one end to the other is 3 times that of the therapy pool. I did make it the entire way one way, then rested and on the way back had to stop once about half way. Someone told me it wore you out a lot more to swim in the warm water pool, but I got worn out sooner in the big pool. I want to try to make it at least down and back without having to take a break before the end of the year. That might not seem like much, but it is for me. Heck, I don't think I have ever done the length of a large pool before. I also tried my goggles (need them to see anything) and swimming like you are supposed to, putting your face in the water and breathing. I could make that for about 3 strokes before getting water in my nose, so I have to work on that more, too.
I am going to have to try to find ways to strengthen my stomach area muscles when I'm in the pool. When I sneeze, it hurts.
Coming back from my trip I have had a lot of trouble getting back into gear. It was not so difficult from me when I started with SP.
To anyone who has posted remarks on my page or to my blogs, I appreciate them. I just don't know how to write back on those. Sorry.