Friday, May 09, 2014

In the Swim Again

And It Felt Great!!

I had to substitute yesterday--math. It was my first day back at work since the broken hip.  I made out just fine as most of the time I was able to just sit.

It was a misty kind of day, but on the warmer side, so I did not hesitate about going to the college pool after school.

I figured if I wasn't able to actually swim I would at least be able to walk in the water to exercise my leg.

Hallelujah!

Swimming was just fine. I did work a few muscles I haven't used much lately, so they are a bit sore today, but overall, it was wonderful and it felt really good.

Work in the water eliminates impact and offers some nice resistance to the muscles.  I swam eight full laps, walked two, and did some water aerobics/exercises at the deep end.  All in all, I worked out for going on 40 minutes. I took it slowly and easily.

Today I have physical therapy, so I'll skip the swimming.  Next week, I hope I can swim at least twice.

Getting back in the pool should really speed my recovery.

5 comments:

  1. Getting back into the swim of things sounds like just the ticket for a speedy recovery!

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  2. I'm glad you're doing so well! I wish there were a pool nearby I could go to, but we're too far out in the boonies. I've toyed with the idea of putting one in my backyard, but I don't want to take care of it and my husband doesn't want to pay for a pool boy. Oh well...

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  3. excellent. swimming is an excellent plan and glad you're well enough to be able to go in to school....

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  4. I used to swim like a fish when I was young. Lived in a pool. I haven't swum in so long I don't know if I could even float anymore!
    - The Equestrian Vagabond

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