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Riding and a special swim lesson

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Today was a break from running/hiking. I rode in the morning since it was a fairly cool day. Riding helps me work on my balance and my core muscles and also works the muscles on the inside of the leg. The main thing is that it's a very fun and relaxing activity. There is nothing like moving in unison with a horse and seeing the world from their perspective.
Tonight my daughter, who is a sophomore High School swimmer, gave me a swim lesson. She helped me with my breast stroke and freestyle kick and also with learning to breathe more efficiently on both sides during freestyle. She did so well that I decided to rather pay her for giving me lessons than any of the swim instructors at the pool. emoticon
I think she's quite happy about that.
Tomorrow I hope to get up early enough to have time for a long run in the morning. The goal is to do at least 9 miles.
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LOSER05 8/1/2012 9:25AM

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FIT_MAMA_2_FOUR 8/1/2012 9:20AM

    Sounds wonderful!

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FLAMENM 8/1/2012 12:45AM

    Sounds like a very productive and active day.

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NDTEACHER1 8/1/2012 12:09AM

    I wish I knew how to swim, close calls with drowning so I am afraid of water. I didn't let my kids know that so they took lessons and learned how to swim in fact my daughter taught lessons too.

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UMUCGRAD 7/31/2012 1:29PM

    Oh, how fun to be able to share life with your daughter that way. Years ago I took Tae Kwon Do lessons with my young son. He got quite good, competed internationally. I never did but that wasn't the point. We were in it together. It was a bonding experience that binds us even today. We have many fond memories of our Tae Kwon Do time together.

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PATTYCAKE17 7/31/2012 10:47AM

    emoticon What a TIMELY REMINDER! My beautiful pool has been closed for about 3 or 4 years now. Haven't been able to find anyone to properly maintain it for me, in a trustworthy way. I miss swimming and need to find swimming for handicapped people in my area.

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HEATHHILL 7/31/2012 9:17AM

    Awesome! It's fun to share both riding and swimming with you!! And how nice that your daughter and you spend good active time together. I swear it's gonna be my daughter who finally gets ME in good shape!

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WOUBBIE 7/31/2012 8:26AM

    How great to have the kids teach us instead! My elder son was teaching the younger one Algebra to get him through his summer school course and I think it was a really great experience for both of them.

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JSTETSER 7/31/2012 6:22AM

    What a great experience! Your daughter must be a great swimmer.

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HICKOK-HALEY 7/31/2012 3:59AM

    That works out great. Hope your run was a good one!

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BYEPOUNDS 7/31/2012 1:46AM

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