How on earth do you exercise with a boot on your leg/foot?!?! After a whole bunch of Googling, I kept coming up with the same numero uno answer: SWIMMING.
And apparently I was thinking ahead when I bought the Aquajogger back in March (that’s scary) and it’s been sitting in the still sealed box in my laundry room every since. So first thing this morning I broke that sucker out and gave it a
whirl spin RUN.
Here it is…my new best-friend-to-be:
This morning I set the timer on my phone for one hour, plugged it into the stereo,
woke up everybody in the house while I pumped some tunes, and started, er, running?
It was different. Obviously. And it was boring. Uh oh.
I kept finding myself wondering how long I’d been “running”…thinking, ‘I bet I’ve gone, like, 5 minutes and it feels like I’ve gone 5 hours…’ I wished more than once that I had a clock or something to look at so I could do intervals or something.
But- eventually the hour was over and I hopped out of the pool and was on to my next task: MRI.
I wore my hot pink socks for luck(?) and after waiting foreverrrr, I went and did my usual dance with the MRI machine. Yes, medical imaging and I are very well acquainted…unfortunately.
It will be a day or so before we know the results. I hate waiting.
So we shall see. I’ll update you later!
PS- Something I thought was funny today… When I was finished swimming, I put the belt on the pool deck and was looking at it while I was cooling off and whatever. I read this on the side of the belt:
“NOT A LIFE PRESERVER”
Umm, I beg to differ. If swimming gives me a good workout and even a little bit of runner’s high, then it could very well be a life preserver. For myself and/or anyone else who has to be around me during my hiatus!