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I’ve been working on some very detailed graphic projects. Spending that much time on the computer makes my shoulders stiff. I’ve also some tough decisions to make. That also makes my muscles tight. I am usually very faithful to exercise, but I let a few days slip by without any intense Type O exercise.
Last night I resolved that no matter what I would get some exercise. It is so dry in South Texas that most of our grass is dormant – at least I hope it is dormant and not completely dead. Usually mowing gives me a good workout once a week, but not this summer. However there was one patch of grass along the driveway that decided to try and go to seed before giving up and turning brown. I cranked up the lawn mower and knocked down the tall seed stalks. Then I put on my swimsuit and headed to the neighborhood pool. I swam laps for 35 minutes.
It was the first time I had been in the lap pool since last year. The water felt good and the exercise felt great. My muscles responded by loosening and relaxing.
The pool is on a hill with views to the south and west. As I swam the sun was setting. Each time I made the turn I could see the colors of the clouds change. It was aesthetically soothing. I got out of the water physically and emotionally refreshed.
Thanks that sounds so wonderful and relaxing! It's been unusually cool here in NorCal, until yesterday, I think it got into the 80's or at least high 70's. So it hasn't felt like spring or summer but more like Cali winter. Anyway, just walking outside after work at 8pm to warm weather and the sunset colors in the sky gave a similar nice feeling. But this morning I am achy from the lack of real exercise. You've inspired me to look for either a local public pool, or to take a hike with the dog soon, maybe this afternoon. Thanks for your lovely writing!
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