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Splash, Splash, Splash!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

I am LOVING this pool thing! I'm soooo thankful to have pool access now. Swimming is a sport that I have always wanted to do. When I lived in Maryland, I took a swimming class for adults to learn how to breathe properly while swimming. We always had summer vacations at the beach, but after getting caught up in a rip tide one year, I stopped going out in the ocean beyond the breakers. Since then, I've developed knee issues and can't support myself walking in the sand anymore. Ironically, I now live in Florida and can go to the beach often, but don't because of my knees. Thankfully, the pool gives me the opportunity to exercise without stress to my joints. I've found that swimming, water aerobics, playing with children and even just doing the "doggie paddle" exercises parts of me that have seemingly been dormant for far too long. So, now my motto is "splash, splash, splash" and just have fun! The more "fun" I have, the healthier I become!
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    Hi Melissa! Definitely take the opportunity as time allows. I was blessed to retire early and care for my mother and younger sister (both handicapped). That enables me to use their pool every day that the weather cooperates. On weekends we often have family cookouts there and the kids can really keep me moving in that pool! Next week I'll have 3 teenagers visiting for a week... I think I'll be getting PLENTY of exercise then! Thanks for keeping in touch; you are very encouraging!
    2538 days ago
    emoticon I love the water too, but just don't get enough opportunities to get into it. This summer I plan to take the kids out to my Mom's once a week. She lives just blocks from the beach, so we can alternate between pool and ocean. I am looking forward to it!

    Happy Swimming!
    2538 days ago
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