Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Aquafit Class

Aquafit is winding down. There are only 2 or 3 more classes left before this session is over. I am sure this is why our teacher is pushing us.
Music is getting funkier.
The pace is faster.

Walking out of the changing room towards my car, I fell into step beside one of the other participants in this class - a 79-year-old lady. I knew, because she had confided her age to me after a previous class, when we were talking about not putting on our underwear after class.

"Well," she told me at that time, "I'm 79 you know, and I'm going straight home. Who cares whether I put my underwear back on, anyway?"

I laughed at that time, hoping I could be as flippant and active as she is, when I reach her age.

After today's session, I was pooped. I had worked my buns off.
"Whew!", I turned to Mrs. 79-years- old, "that class was hard!"
"Oh, was it?" she responded casually, getting into her car.

11 comments:

JeanMac said...

Good for you doing aqua fit - isn't it amazing how some seniors keep on going - I love it.

Beverly said...

I love the lady's comment to you at the end of your post!

Bear Naked said...

She sounds like an amazing lady.
Good for her.

Cheryl said...

Oh doesn't that just make your day....it gives us all hope that we may be like her at that age.

Love this post Wendy....

Femail doc said...

Actually, she sounds like a smug septuagenarian there at the end. You'd think she'd sympathize with a harried fifty-something.

MoM2-2GoodBoys said...

Great Story Wendy! I think we all hope to be active seniors someday.
Has that class been benificial to you? How is the Plantar Fasciitis? Easing up I hope.

Rose said...

I love spunky "older" ladies; I hope to be one myself someday!

beckie said...

We should all be so lucky as to not worry about underwear when we are her age.:) Are you going to do another class, it sounds like fun.

Wendy said...

Hi Jeanmac,
I do love the feeling of water all around me. Thanks for stopping by.


Hi Bev & bear naked - yes - this old lady threw me for a loop! Apparently, she goes to this fittness center 6 days a week, so is really in good shape. Still.....

Wendy said...

Hi Cheryl,
Well, I'm not sure she really made my day - I was feeling rather intimidated that She could do so much and I was having trouble.

Hi Judy,
Hmmm - she was rather smug - underwear or not!!

Wendy said...

Hi Mary,
Plantar fasciitis is a thing of the past. It's fibromyalgia that I'm dealing with now - so I have to go slowly when exercising and I have to remember to rest. That's the hard part. My mind is still going in fast gear, but my body needs to slow down.

Hi Rose,
Me too - I love spunky older ladies and hope to be one, one day.

Hi Beckie - I don't worry about underwear either. I was just surprised that she'd tell anyone.
Yes, I do plan on continuing with aqua fit. I had never tried it before and just love it. It's the feeling of being comforted and soothed by the warm, soft, deep water. And I usually keep to my own pace - but not always!