Well, the time has come for me to admit that I can't handle regular old exercise anymore. My back is degenerating at the pace where walking and biking are too painful, and the spine specialist says that it's time to hit the water. So, I signed up for the arthritic water aerobics (twice a week) at the Olney Swim center.
Yesterday was my first session, and when I got home after a 1¼ hour session at the pool, I was POOPED! I spent more time continually on my feet in that one session than I had in three months (maybe not that long, but close) and I can see where the water is going to be helpful. Many of the exercises in the pool mimic those that the therapist had me doing in PT. The instructor says that she works with rehabbing soldiers and I can see her as a drill sergeant very easily.
So twice a week for the next 13 weeks, Cheli is a water baby on Mondays and Wednesdays. I think I'm the youngest member of the class but I could be wrong. Hopefully, this will get me in better shape for village construction, due to start in a few weeks.