Thursday, September 8, 2011

A Walking Ice Cube?

Yesterday, was an eventful day for me!

Not in the sense that anything special happened, for truly nothing of any significance took place.  However, it was a rather busy day for me, filled with happenings, right through the evening.

For the first time in almost two (2) weeks, I worked out at my friend M's basement gym.  Throughout this summer, gym sessions were not regular as they had been during the spring. 

Oh, now.  Don't get the wrong idea.  It's not the case that I was slacking off.  Not at all!

M had some surgery at the beginning of July.  This meant some time off for her, as you can imagine.  I am grateful, as other women are, that M was feeling well enough to be able to open her home for us within a few weeks after her surgery.  It helped that she doesn't actually work out with us, but rather guides us.

In August, M decided she needed some holiday time, so near the end of the month, right through until yesterday, her gym was closed.

Unfortunately for her, she didn't get to enjoy spending time with her family, as she was once again ill.  Yes, I would like to ask you to please pray for healing for M.  May God bless you, for this!

I must say that for quite a while now, I haven't been able to do any of my in-apartment stretching and workout exercise.  There is a physical reason for this that I won't go into, here and now.

So, over the majority of the summer, I have been relying on my pool exercise to see me through. 

In several weeks, I have not missed a day of working out in the pool.  Until yesterday, that is.  The weather was the reason.  It never stopped raining. 

Well, I need to qualify that statement. 

It appeared to have stopped raining, so I got ready and went down to the pool area, only to find that by the time I got to the doorway, it was once again pouring with freezing cold wind and rain!  Hence, no pool exercise for me, yesterday. 

Today, I was surprised that although it was rather cool, it wasn't as windy as yesterday, so I went to go into the pool, but cold rain had once again, begun by the time I got to the pool level, this morning.  So, back to my apartment, I went and did some work. 

However, this afternoon, it once again looked like the rain had stopped and it didn't seem to be a heavy wind, so I got ready, went down to the pool and did my workout!  No, I wasn't alone.  Believe it or not, there was another couple who joined me!

I want to mention that yesterday, someone who saw me ready for the pool commented that since I would be getting wet in the pool, I should just go out into the rain and do my exercise.  I laughed.

That person obviously had no idea that when the temperature is low and rather windy as it had been, the wind and rain is cold; freezing cold!

Sure, the pool is heated, but it is not heated to bathwater temperatures!  Any time cold water is added, it makes the pool, cold.  Not to mention the wind that accompanies the rain!

A few days ago, when our temperatures reduced themselves, people were shocked at how cold they were.  Everywhere, people were wearing sweaters or light jackets. 

One of my neighbours who usually speaks to me at the pool teased me the other day, asking why I wasn't going into the pool.  They obviously thought I hadn't done so, because it was too cool.

It was rather humerous to see the shocked look on their face when I told them I had already been in the pool and done my exercise, earlier than normal time!  They truly couldn't believe it, commenting that I must have been frozen, exiting the pool. 

To be honest, I did almost freeze while leaving the pool, that day.  Being at the water's edge, the wind can be very strong and cold, especially during times of bad weather, as we were experiencing.  That day, I felt like a walking ice cube, as I re-entered my apartment building!

As you can probably imagine, I was happy to be able to go work out a M's, yesterday!  Upon arrival, I was weighed and measured, as is normal practice at the beginning of each month.

Success, once again!  Praise God!  Thank You, Jesus!

Until next time...

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