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Monday, January 18, 2010

One Small Step For Mankind (Well Me Anyway)

So I did it, water walking for 40 mins - with some small 15 sec breaks every few laps. I got over my trepidation of making a fool of myself - helped by having my 'sister' JB with me and the fact there must have been 30-40 other people there - most over 65 in all sorts of 'bathers'.

My lower back and left ankle have not liked the experience and are now letting me know it, but we will see how that goes, I might need to get an ankle brace.

I loved being in the water especially on a hot morning (30C at 6am) although that pool felt a little cold upon entering.

So I am officially a water walker for the rest of the summer at least. Thanks again to Amanda, Sofie and Madmother for your blog support and to JB for being there for me and not judging me in any way, shape or form - love you JB.


  1. So glad for you, good on ya! Sounds like you enjoyed it and hopefully your back muscles will strengthen as you go. xx

  2. Well done, Mum. Small steps, I know you can do it.

  3. Well done, good for you! And for what it is worth, my comment on my holiday post regarding people not covering up was in regard to their leathery and over-exposed skin, nothing else! I can throw no stones in the overweight in swimmers category, I can assure you... But you are taking great steps (pun intended) into improving your health and that is fantastic.

    By the way, I have left you an award over at my place, and as it is a long coming post that has been in drafts for age, it turns out I have given you one for each blog, so go have a look!

  4. I'm very proud of you, Karen. Well done! Much love x

  5. Thank you everyone for your support, tomorrow off I go again and I am actually looking forward to it.

  6. Thanks Alliecat for the blog award, will check it out. xxx

  7. To my water walking buddy - we make a great team, we will help each other to become the best we can be...with lots of great our time and I think we look great because we are doing something positive. But most of all I love your company and I feel so much better on our water soothing days. See you in the morning.

    Love JB



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