I started back swimming Monday at the “Alberca de Olimpica” the Olympic size swimming pool here in Zihuatanejo.  I first do my physical therapy ball wall walking exercises,  in the apartment, then head to the gym across the street to ride the bike for 15 minutes, then out to the pool to swim laps.  Usually I walk to the pool, but I’m being good and taking a taxi to and from this year.  My doctor said walking will just tire me out with giving me no increased strength or range of motion.  I miss being able to walk every where, but that will come later. I only swam for about 30 minutes on Monday and a little longer on Tuesday but what a difference it has made.  I feel good, I can now navigate the 3 flights of stairs to our apartment as an adult instead of as a two year old and with no pain. Major improvement, makes me feel all will be normal again soon.  And let me tell you I have had doubts.

improvised measuring devise

The Senior and I have rigged up a measuring devise to track the “range of motion”  improvement from an old hand held fan and a tape measure.  Being a regular swimmer, getting back in the water again makes me feel so good.

I felt so good today that I went and had my nails done, my friend recommended a new salon which I tried and seem satisfied so far. I always have trouble with them holding up. For the equivalent of  $18 US  here, I get a really good


manicure complete with a hand massage. Then I made appointments for the Senior and I to get pedicures tomorrow. And then I followed this up with a beachfront grande mango margarita for less than $5.00.  Life is so good here ! Zihuatanejo is not super cheap, but it is very reasonable, and very beautiful.

After 11 days of haggling with Fedex over a package held up in  Mexican Customs they have told my son, the shipper, that they have released most of the items.  Won’t know for sure what did and did not get released until I get the package.  But the Fedex tracker says it is still in Mexican Customs, maybe tomorrow it will leave Mexico City, but I won’t hold my breath.

All of this may not seem like high excitement, but it was an extremely satisfying day.  Signing off KO

Author: zihuathyme

I'm a traveler, not as frequently as I would like , but I plan on doing more. After working full time at Mount Rainier National Park during the summer of 22 I have decided to retire completely and forever. Prior to that I was semi retired as a Wedding Officiant I officiated at about 20 weddings a season, and with my small delivery service I handled the distribution of a local high-quality Home and Garden magazine . Prior to my "semi retirement" I was in corrections and before that I owned and operated a bail bond agency. I now plan to travel to new places and exciting places, getting ready to do that as a solo as the Senior is no longer with me, his choice, and I am OK with that. For hobbies I'm a reader and love my kindle. And I enjoy writing.

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