Enter aqua jogging. Aqua jogging is perfect for me because I wear a flotation belt when I do it, so my broken foot can't touch the pool bottom. Check out this demonstration video:
One big disadvantage to aqua jogging is that it is boring as hell. Luckily for me, my friend Shannon has agreed to do it with me 2-3 times a week. We tried it out last Friday, and even though I was "running" as quickly as I could, I didn't feel the cardiovascular workout the way I do when I run; however, my legs felt a bit wobbly when I got out of the pool.
I am in week 2 of my broken foot; my appointment is at the end of August. I'm really hoping the orthopedist will give me the go ahead at that point.
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