As with all well laid out plans, Murphy has come along to play. If you have never met Murphy, here is what he says: “anything that can go wrong will go wrong!” Hello Murphy, I’m ready for you.
This BC summer has been hot and dry. The Lower Mainland is on Level 3 water restrictions, which meant our outdoor pool couldn’t be topped up with water as needed. As a result, the pool I had been using, closed.
Swimming twice a week was a much looked forward to part of the Travel Plan. Let’s call it Plan A. The twice a week aqua-size routines helped to strengthen and balance all of my muscles. The pool sessions kept my massage therapist happy and the best part of a happy therapist was the gold star she awarded me for designing a balanced program – let’s see if the additions get me another gold star.
So, you can see how I might be put off with nature for giving us a hot summer with little rain except, I like hot, sunny weather. Time to tweak Plan A with Plan B, and make it the current Plan A.
Here’s how it’s working: the Yoga Sun Salutation in the morning is the first thing I do when I wake up. I’ve added home tubing exercises to accommodate the lack of water (usually in the afternoon) and a longish walk in the cooler parts of the day in lieu of water walking.
Change is good. Good life lessons and a strong reminder of what happens when you travel the globe.
“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change." - Charles Darwin
Next week FITT for Travel – Food Choices
Time for a stretch break.