This week two big things happened: I discovered aquajogging and I started working.
The aquajogging was actually my husband’s idea. At first I dismissed it because it sounded kind of horrible and boring, but then I realized that the water might also help keep the swelling in my feet down so I ordered myself an Aquajogger belt. It was far less expensive than I expected it to be, so I figured it was worth a shot. It was, in short, everything I’d hoped it would be. Yes, it was a bit boring, but I was able to get my heart rate up without any back or hip pain. Plus, when I got out of the pool after 30 minutes I could see veins in my feet. I haven’t seen those veins in weeks! I swear that my shoes even fit better when I put them back on. It. Was. Great.
As for the job, I started working as a physical therapist in a skilled nursing facility. At first, I had a grand idea that I’d get up and go for a short walk before work, just like I used to run before work. However, I thought better and figured I’d see how work went before I went adding exercise to my day. This was a good choice. As a PT, I’m constantly on my feet walking around, collecting and dropping off patients, and working with them on walking, balance, and strengthening. That was quite enough for me given my unemployed lifestyle this summer. It may be that I’ll just settle for getting in the pool on my days off and consider working my “workout” for now.
Tuesday: 30 minutes aquajogging
Saturday: Rest (by this point, I sort of felt like I’d been hit by a truck)