Pool training today at the gym was surprisingly fun. It made a big difference to have my glasses on – I could actually see what my trainer was doing (duh, what a concept). I did walking, jogging, Nutcracker leaps, frog jumps, squats, and worked upper body muscles with those little yellow water weights.
The best part was using these cute weird webby gloves that made my hands look like duck feet. They increased water resistance and made a big difference in how much my muscles were working. I liked them so much that I bought a set for myself when I got home. They’re small and will be easy to pop into a gym bag or a suitcase when I travel. Oh yeah, the bathing suit comes with me, too. And I have them in the next 2 sizes down, too (Lands End was having a sale) so I’m set for a while.
I felt surprisingly good about the workout and am planning to go back tomorrow for more pool work and/or work on the weight machines. I’m not ready for classes – I need to work on strength and endurance before I’m really ready to jump into faster stuff. I’m keeping an eye on my knee, and my trainer is showing me different positions that work muscles while easing the pressure on those unhappy joints.
I already see that not having to worry about joint pain while exercising, which makes me more interested in doing it. Good thing the gym is only 2 miles from my house!