Today was my first day back at the pool since fracturing a vertebrae four weeks ago. It was great to be back in the water.
I've had next to no physical activity this past month apart from some household chores and my muscles were letting me know it today.
Before all this recent trouble, I was doing my one hour workout about three days a week. Today, I was amazed at how a relatively short hiatus from regular exercise could have such a huge effect on my strength.
Fortunately, as I predicted, much of my time in the pool today was taken up by catching up with my friends there who had been speculating about my absence.
Normally I swim laps for thirty or forty minutes but today I was content to paddle, wade and tread my way across the shallow end while chatting about FDR, cortisone injections, Sharon Springs NY, and the carbohydrate content of sake versus whiskey.