I think it's an awesome and lofty goal, but there's this one little issue...
I hate deep water. I'm deathly afraid of anything having to do with incalculable depths, sea creatures, and simple idea of floating above who-knows-how-many lurking dangers.
|No no no no no no no no no no no no no.
Cons? Well, at the risk of sounding ridiculous, I could drown, get eaten by a whale, be bumped off my board and drowned by a manatee...or a million other scenarios involving watery deaths. (This phobia is called Thalassophobia, and I have a tendency to talk about it jokingly, but yesterday I really got to experience what this fear does to me.)
I've successfully stood on the paddle board in twelve-inches of warm, still water, but getting me out into the ocean was another matter.
|Closer to shore, I really enjoyed paddling. The water was so clear, you can see the board's shadow!
Paddling is a great cross-training workout. You entire body - especially your core - is constantly engaged, your muscles are constantly working to keep you balanced, and the paddling itself is great for your arms.
Afterward, we stopped at Whole Foods. I wanted more GF poptarts, but they weren't shelved. After talking to customer service, we were able to walk out with half of the stock they had in the back...I have a feeling it's enough to last me until school lets out.
|Two cases of poptarts...nothing wrong with that.
|I've only used it twice, but so far I like it.
This morning AP came over and we did a short run. I wore my new Patagonia sports bra that I bought off a friend who had ordered the wrong size. I usually wear sports bras from Target, so it's kind of nice to have a cute, brand-name bra to throw into the mix.
|I was surprised by how much I liked the skinny straps!
Another weekend gone. I wonder how much productivity and basic happiness would increase if the US adopted a 4-day workweek instead of the typical 5.
What did you do this weekend?
Have you tried anything new lately?
What is a fear you've faced?