Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dead tired, or at least feeling it.

I've been going to the pool, to do lapses, in order to help my back. It does seem to help, even if it's killing the rest of me! Doing lapses isn't my idea of a fun time in the pool, but I keep telling myself, with each stroke, it's good for me. In doing so, I'm also overcoming some of my fears, like jumping into water. It was funny to see me (I'm told) standing by the pool, and then sliding down slowly into the pool, all the while holding on to the side (for dear life). The last two times, I've walked up to the pool, and just "stepped" in the water. I'm still nervous, but I'm overcoming some fears, so that's good.  A contributing factor to me being tired, is surely due to my lack of confidence in the pool.  I'm still nervous, and swimming isn't a natural thing for me.  Each time I go, twice a week, I swallow some water.  It is just tiresome to be this tense and unable to relax completely, but I think I am getting better.

I'm out of shape, and this is rough on my old body.  Getting back into shape isn't a piece of cake, too bad, 'cause I'd like me one nice piece of cake right about now!

4 comments:

Steph said...

start with a kickboard. Helped me after a car accident!

Marius said...

Facing your fears and conquering them, no matter how silly others may think you look, is only to be admired. You'll be doing double flips off the high diving board in no time. :-)

Stinkypaw said...

Steph: Thanks for the suggestion, I'll be using one tomorrow!

Marius: I don't think so, but thanks for the vote of confidence, anyway! ;-)

flurrious said...

I can jump into the water, but I can't dive. Going face-first into anything other than soft-serve ice cream seems like a bad idea.