Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Yes, I am still running. Although not quite as obsessed as I was. Enjoyed an easy three mile run last night. This humidity has been pretty bad though. When I finish, the back of my head all the way to my crown is soaked. I am still planning on a fall half marathon. Have a Fourth of July 5k, I am looking forward to sweating that out....not.
Today I did a little of my cross training exercise, that I am crazy about.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
This must be the rage now for water sports, and I can see why. It is easy, peaceful, and a good workout if you want it to be. I've been several times now and love it. The guy in the beard rents and sells boards at our local city park which is by the lake. This morning several of us were on boards in the lake for the swim part of the Storm the Fort triathlon.....
...keeping an eye on the swimmers, making sure they were ok and swam around the buoys. The water was so peaceful, at least until the swimmers started. Amazing the waves all those swimmers made!
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Enjoying my staycation this week. Took to the water again to paddleboard.
This time I rented one from a new local outdoor store. I got to see what it was like loading it in the truck. They give you a pad and straps that are easy to put on and hold it very secure.
This was an 11' board, but it was really wide and heavy. I think it weighed more than 30 pounds.
I really prefer the boards the guy has down at the park. I did paddle all the way to the bridge and back in only an hour and a half with a stop to rest a bit. This board didn't seem to glide as smooth or fast as the other one I've used. It definitely was a workout and I was paddling against the wind just about all the way to the bridge. It was probably only a mile to a mile and a half, and took me 35 minutes to get there. Too bad, I don't have a waterproof phone. There were some great photo ops.
Since I was by myself I wore my life jacket the whole time and stayed fairly close to the shoreline. It was an adventure.
Friday, June 6, 2014