After a strenuous one mile walk on the bike path the other evening, I decided on something like a fact. I should just stop walking on the bike path. And instead, go the park and SWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There is nothing that says a swing set is only for children. Thus, I concluded: it will be my new full cardio workout. For several reasons–

  1. I can swing 24/7/365. Hence, it is not seasonal like most sports.
  2. I have no worries about twisting my ankle or running into bikers/rollerbladers as I aimlessly [but not on purpose] strive to walk in a straight line.
  3. I can use swinging to strengthen my ankles. When I swing back and then bring my legs forward, I can practice bringing my right foot up straight instead of crooked. My PT would be so proud of my efforts.
  4. I can manage which direction I sit to avoid sun or enhance my workout by the wind.
  5. I can go for five minutes and feel like I put off a ton of calories (but okay, I plan to go for a full workout!)
  6. I can invite others to join me without feeling embarrased about my lack-of-eye-and hand-coordination other sports require.
  7. It is stress relief.
  8. And it is fun. 🙂

Do you like to swing?


Filed under Adjusting to NF2, Funny Stories

8 responses to “Exercises.

  1. I like it!!! Stay cool!!!

  2. Great idea!!! Happy swinging. 🙂

  3. Amaia Tuszynski

    Swinging is the best! Wish I could join you!

  4. I love swinging!!! It’s my favorite! Let’s go together sometime! Love you. Xoxo

    • mel

      Yes let’s!!!! Except I have to warn you the ones in town at the park are so low. The other day I had to bend my knees and feet back to the left…must have looked very lady-like…imagine the way ladies used to ride their horses with their dresses on with both legs to the side. 🙂 LOL. Sort of annoying, but fun anyway!

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