This water therapy at the lake is so good for me. Today you could acttually see some blue sky for awhile but there was only a few people there. By the time I left at two the smoke was worse and I did see some ash on the west end of the lake. I find if I go back and forth the long way it actually takes about a half hour. The swimming lake is really large this year and the water was so warm today. It certainly lifts my spirits and I have felt the sore muscles so I must be doing something worthwhile.
I found an actually web site for doing water exercises with the noodle and this is how it described what I do.
In the deep water, you can sit on your noodle with one end in front of your body, and the other behind, and pedal your legs as if riding a bicycle. This position can also be used to challenge the arms by using a breast stroke to pull you through the water and allowing the legs to hang. Another use for this straddle position is to move your legs in a scissor motion, as if cross country skiing.
Exactly what I do. I heard a little girl ask her Dad at the lake, "Is that lady floating?"