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My husband hurt his knee last year, and after he did, swimming aggravated it. There he was swimming laps for his health, but it was making his knee worse. After physical therapy his knee is much better, close to normal in fact. But he is scared to swim laps. I can't say I blame him. Taking a summer off to make sure the knee is completely well is probably a good idea.
My daughter swims laps with me one day a week. When she was on the swim team, she swam five or six days a week. This year she is focused on flexibility exercises that she needs for twirling. So one day of swimming is all she wants.
My son is the pool manager this summer. He is at the pool all the time, but he is working when I am swimming. All of that is to say that the years that the whole family went to the pool every evening and swam together are past.
I have been swimming three days a week. I ride my bike the half-mile to the pool, swim for 30 - 45 minutes, and ride home. My bike is the one my parents gave me when I was perhaps 9 or 10 years old. It is an AMF Roadmaster - probably an antique.
People sometimes do a double take when they see me. Is it because my bike is so old? Or is it because women my age don't usually ride bicycles in their swimsuits? Perhaps they are wondering how I stay in shape. If they asked, I would shout "Blood Type Diet" as I rode by!
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