Who knew Swimming wasn’t just like riding a bike again after a suitable hiatus? Then again maybe the bike wouldn’t go so well either. I’m aware I must take things easier with PMR, but I thot I was in shape. Work 8/9 hours on my feet & go to the Gym 3+ times a week so I wanted to swim to get my “arms in shape”. Well, that didn’t go well. I only planned to swim 4 lengths of the pool to start. I carefully got in using the ladder althou I was tempted to jump. I started the freestyle and I could hardly BREATHE. I could barely make it to the next breath after each stroke. I actually stopped 3 times before the end. On the return the back stroke went well. (Shoulders we’re functioning & all.) Tried the freestyle again (in College I could swim a length without breathing). So I tried to take less air and still stopped a few times. The backstroke went well again so stuck with that actually did 2 more lengths than planned.
SHOCKER how that PMR has such an effect. Getting out I was dizzy & stumbling like I had “sea legs”.
Can’t wait to go back Wednesday, but for all you 3/4 Club members-this isn’t for the faint at heart!