Well, here it is, my 50th birthday.
KEEPING ON SCHEDULE
As I’ve been saying I was going to do for about 3 months, I woke up at 4:00 AM and got ready for my LONG pool walk. Normally, the pool doesn’t open at the Canyon Ranch Spa until 6:00 AM. Because I’m so “focused” on my goal, I got them to open it for me at 4:30 AM.
When I first got in the pool it was cold . . . People don’t always realize how cold it can get in the desert in the middle of the night. Fortunately, it warmed up quickly.
When I looked up, there was a beautiful crescent moon with Venus below and to the left. An awesome sight. Unfortunately, it was kind of cloudy, so i didn’t get to see many other stars.
Once I started I just zoned out and kept going and going and going. Around 6:30 AM, a few people showed up to check out what I was doing and to wish me happy birthday. Then it just got better and better. More people showed up and kept me company while I was going. When some of them found out I was going to be in the pool for 5 hours they thought I was nuts (that just added to the fun).
Sure enough, by 9:30 AM, 5 hours had passed and it was done. I let out a loud victory yell and got out of the pool. I was pretty darn tired, but not as worn out as I expected. I was also proud that I went 5 hours in the pool without a bathroom break (which is tough to do considering all the water you have to driink while in the desert to stay hydrated).
Then I went back to my room and took a shower. I then went looking for my wife who drove in for the day from Phoenix / Scottsdale, just to have lunch with me. We had a great lunch and she got to meet some of the friends I had made while at the ranch. BEFORE anybody thinks I’m evil, the reason I went by myself is because she’s not as big of a fan of this type of vacation as I am. After lunch, she went into the city (Tucson) and visted some of her friends, all before going back home.
Then I took a little nap and got ready for the Sweat Lodge experience scheduled for later that night.
More on that in the next post.
Have you checked out my website that profiles the benefits of walking? iWarriorWalk.com