The closed pool necessitates resorting to walking to replace swimming for my cardiovascular exercise. Walking is a different experience and to compare one with the other is always a challenge.

I walked two miles Tuesday, then 3.2 miles yesterday and again today. I’m working on building up my strength and endurance, but I can easily recover.

One day the pool will reopen. And perhaps I will devise a system to both swim and walk. Maybe weight work and stretching too. Already the arthritic hip is responding well to walking.

The activity is precisely the complement that my Weight Watchers nutrition guidelines require.

Life is good.