Yesterday I went to the therapy pool...all I do is walk back and forth for 15 minutes, once a week (if I'm being good.) I started doing this while I was in PT.
Well, I ran into a woman I used to know, and she stayed in one spot on the wall, doing her exercises. I ended up only going halfway across the pool, back and forth, so we could continue talking....I didn't want to be rude. Stupid, I know, but I never want to hurt anyone's feelings. And anyway, I was interested in the conversation.
When I got home, I realized I hadn't been paying attention to how I was moving my body as I walked....posture....tightening core muscles...lifting my legs to the right height...it's like I can't walk and chew gum at the same time. Maybe it's because having Fibro makes you need to be hyper-aware of every movement, because it could potentially come back to bite you...
Actually, I think I've always been like this. I know a lot of people like the camaraderie of exercising with a friend, or a class....my daughter who's so athletic always wants to be in a class or group, because it pushes her more.
Is anybody else like this?
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