Thank you Marlee and Sherrine. The pool is heated to 90 degrees, so it feels good. They have a regular lap pool that is only 80 - 84 degrees and I stuck my foot in it the other day and got right back out! Cold water has always made me ache.
It is weird because I can walk 2 miles of hills in my neighborhood and it doesn't bother me, but this class, that doesn't feel hard while I am doing it, hurts. I may try to take it a little easier in the class this week. This place also has a hot tub, steam room and sauna - I am going to be in heaven this winter. I love heat.
Upbeat, you are using a different set of muscles when you are walking. Pretty soon, I think, you will be walking AND enjoying water exercise!