I didn’t blog yesterday because vacation and because I spent the day snorkeling at Molokini crater. Just because I am on vacation doesn’t mean I am not thinking about fitness, however.
Snorkeling, as demonstrated by one of the lovely crew members of the snorkeling boat yesterday, is not a labor-intensive sport. Pretty much we lie face down in the water staring at fish and flapping our arms and legs a bit when we want to move from place to place to see other fish. The fitness component comes at a different point in the experience.
The particular boat we took was a catamaran that pulled up to the beach. No easy walk down the gangplank. Getting on and off required wading through waves. While the crew helped out, a certain basic stability was required.
We may not need to be strong to do the things we really want to do. But we may very much need to be strong to get to the point where we can even try to do those things. I saw beautiful fish and floated in clear water and tasted salt and got a little sunburned yesterday because I could get on and off the boat. I know people who can’t do that. Let’s stay strong so we can be amazed by life.