I DID make it to aqua aerobics at 5:45 this morning...but I wasn't quite awake. Something just didn't feel "right" in the water. Then I realized I'd forgotten to take my short off.
So off they came and I threw them out of the pool, but they still didn't dry before the end of class. At least I remembered my water shoes today. They make a HUGE difference in the stability of my footing, and the impact on the balls of my feet. All in all, a great hour in the water.
So good, that I came back at 9:30 for yoga. I still think downward dog is an ancient torture method, but I am able to do it now! I could hardly believe it. I even was able to do some of the leg extensions with it. If you look back, this was the position on day one that I called "the total muscle failure position." I am truly amazed at how much my abilities have improved in just four weeks. Yet my yoga abilities are definitely still best described by the "child" position. I have a long way to go.