Wednesday, August 12, 2009

An Active Week

This has been an active week for me. Besides walking Izzy, the kids and I have been bike riding and swimming everyday. I can't believe how much my knee likes the riding. When I first get on Contessa (my bike) my knee feels a little stiff, but within minutes I can feel the stiffness leaving and a good feeling taking its place. I wake up craving our bike rides.

Swimming this week has been a big deal for me because it was my goal this summer to get into the pool without feeling my joints tightening up. It has been great to get in and play with the kids. Yesterday they challenged me to swimming laps with them. It felt good to work my body to exhaustion. But, honestly I was surprised at how well the kids did. They would swim a lap and right away be ready for the next lap. Their endurance has improved a lot while I have been sitting on the sidelines.

I am happy with my week. It has felt full!


  1. Cathy,
    This is cool. I love riding and swimming both. Congrats on meeting one of your goals this summer.

    I have been doing better also. I am seriously considering taking my mountain bike out to the woods this weekend for a quick test on my body.

  2. Hi Terry,
    I saw on your blog that you are feeling better. That is great news. Hopefully you will be out on the bike and working those legs. And arms, chest, wrist and fingers. I never realized before how much you use them on a bike ride.

  3. Swimming is a good activity for RA.

    Don't forget to blog about Invisible Ilness week.

  4. Hi Cathy, read back over all the posts I've missed and am so happy that you sound so great! And active! Lots of positive ideas too, thanks for sharing them.

  5. I've missed you being online this week, but I'm so glad your out being able to be active!!!

    Love ya!!