Friday, June 18, 2010

Getting Over The Pool Germaphobia I Have

I finished up 19 rows of my 9-patch quilt.  I just need to sew the last 2 to the main section.  Hopefully I can do that tomorrow and put up a pic.

My kids talked me into going to the pool last night.  My daughter didn't believe me when I told her this after picking her up earlier in the evening.

"No way Mom.  You are lying.  You NEVER go to the pool.  It's impossible".

I haven't been in a public pool in over 10 years.  The public pool is the only time I turn into a germaphobe. All I can think of is all the bacteria on the wet floor in the locker rooms and how many people pee in the pool.  No thank you.  

My kids loved having me there.  I showed them how to swim the breast stroke and the back stroke and to float.  However; after an hour, I got out of the pool and could hardly move.  I haven't been this sore in a long time.

The only thing it did was irritate my hips so I went to the chiropractor to get it checked out.  I explained that I had felt it rotate about 3 weeks ago, but figured I'd be fine.  I got chewed out for not coming in, but was told that the pool would strengthen my muscles and help with my back/hips.  He also said that because I injured my back years ago, the muscles never healed properly and my left leg muscles have shortened to compensate for it.  Using the pool would really help with this.

Sigh.  I guess I have to get over being a germaphobe and hit the pool.  DH took me to the store and after trying on what seemed like tons of swimsuits, I found one that fit and that I liked.  I really want my back, hips and legs to work properly and if this will help, I'll do it.


Kelly Ann said...

I'm not big on public pools but I get over that really quick on hot days...I just love being in the water so I'd suck it even if I had to go into the kiddie pool...