I went to the middle school up on the hill tonight with Ruth and did some deep water walking.
Naturally, I overdid the playing around because it has been a couple years since I have been in a deep pool. Tonight I am totally drained of all energy and I'm not even going to try to make anything.
It will take several more sessions before I start to feel better...in the meantime, my body needs to adjust to the freedom of movement I get in the water that I don't have on land. Man -- such simple movements and motions translate into such owwwwwwwwww afterwards. I will get used to it...but for now I'm hurting...really hurting.
Ruth and I are also considering trying a day pass to a different facility and situation where the water is warmer. (But this pool is SO close to my house.) I was frozen (goosebumps even) while I was in the pool tonight. It wasn't exactly a polar plunge, it was just colder than I was expecting (I guess).
Keep moving forward...keep making trade offs...but keep moving forward!