I also braved the pool for the first time since breaking my foot. The Kiddo and I went early on Sunday morning in order to beat the crowds and pretty much had the whole place to ourselves. I was a little hesitant to get into the pool. I sat on a lounge chair, removed my orthopedic shoe and then very carefully moved to the side of the pool. I managed to slowly lower myself into the pool and land on the good foot.
|Turns out that this is my happy place right now!|
I used my pool bouy, so that I wouldn't feel compelled to kick and off I went. I managed to get in 1,000 yards without much more than a bit of achiness in the foot. Of course there was a bit of chatting with the Kiddo and watching her swim (and do handstands) between the laps. But overall, I am so happy to be doing something other than crunches and weights in my living room! Honestly, and I never thought I'd say this about swimming, it felt great!!!! In fact, I may or may not have had a smile on my face as I was swimming that first 25 yards.
The kiddo gave me a high five after the first lap, which was priceless. She swam 500 between her handstands and "surfing" on the kickboard.
|My little fish and big supporter|
Getting out of the pool was a bit trickier than getting in. I pulled myself up onto the side of the pool and just sat there for a second wondering, "what now?" I was thankful that we had the pool to ourselves, because I kind of scooted closer to the lounge chair, grabbed my towel and shoe, dried off my foot and put the shoe on. Then, I was able to stand up. It was interesting to say the least! I guess I could have hopped up the stairs in the pool, but then I would have had to hobble my way over to our towels. I'll have to plan this part a little better next time.
So, there's been some progress. It's not biking or running, but I'll take it!