I think this is becoming a habit.
Matt had a paddleboarding race on Saturday while I was running the 10k, so we were both exhausted. We had a lazy Sunday morning complete with waffles and coffee before heading out for paddling.
|Breakfast of champions!|
I love that Sundays have become an actual "weekend" day now. Sundays are usually so stressful for me, but I've made more of an effort to do things like laundry, grading, and online classes before Sunday rolls around, so now we can spend the day doing things we love.
We grabbed Jimmy John's subs (an unwich for me!) and took lunch with us to paddle. We took a route that brings us through beautiful shallow backwaters to a nice beach spot, then through mangroves.
|Water so calm it was literally mirror-like.|
|I can't help it; I see a bird and I just have to try to hold it.|
|There were so many little fish for this guy to catch.|
|Matt enjoying the water.|
|Ducking through spiderwebs...those banana spiders are ginormous!|
We went about 5 miles at a very leisurely pace. Because I run mostly in the city, paddling has become a way for me to enjoy nature again. It's so quiet and calm on the water. I love being in the sun. I love being active in a non-demanding way.
|Meg joined us for a little while. Like our matching boards?|
This week volleyball begins. Practices are three days a week, which means I need to begin running in the mornings before work. My plan is to do a couple 5-milers this week and a 7-miler if I feel up to it, as I have a 15k Saturday.
It will be the first time I've run a race of this distance, so it's an automatic PR! I haven't run 9 miles in awhile, so I'm going in without expectations. I just want to keep getting stronger for my half in November.
Do you like spending time outside/in nature?
How do you spend your Sundays?
Holy cow! So many races! I'm jealous. We have a limited amount of races around here, otherwise I have to travel. And I'm a broke college student. ;-) I'm glad you have Sundays now too. Everyone needs a break in their week.ReplyDelete
We are SO lucky to live in an area where there are tons of race clubs. It's actually weird because there are so many retired/old people here, but some of them run! Matt's race was for paddling, and those a pretty scarce, so he had to take advantage!Delete
I'm so jealous of your paddling board weekends! Yay for automatic PRs too. Those races are the BEST.ReplyDelete
Love all the pictures and so jealous that I haven't been able to try SUP yet and now it's almost winter where I live. Boooo. I hope you like the 15K distance. I do one every year and I really enjoy it. Early congrats on your PR:-)ReplyDelete
I guess one good thing about this late summer weather is that I'm still able to get out on the water without freezing to death! I'm really excited for the 15k. I love the 10k distance, so I figure this will just be even better!Delete
I love spending time outside in nature and taking the time to smell the roses!!! I am so jealous of the scenery (aka beach) that you paddled too....NOT jealous of seeing spiders.....EEEEEEK!!!!ReplyDelete
Good luck on your race....you'll do great!!!!
Yeah, the spiders were definitely not a treat!Delete
I am becoming more and more convincing that SUPing is the thing cool kids do these days! I almost ran into a pole while watching some people duck under the lowest little bridge EVER while staying upright on their boards. I mean, I can't even begin to understand the balance that takes!ReplyDelete
Sundays are a hard day for me because the moment I wake up I start counting down the hours to Monday. It's a terrible habit and I don't know how to break it!
hahahaha I'm so sorry that I'm laughing at the idea of you nearly running into a pole as you watched people paddling!!! But yeah, there's lots of squatting/ducking involved when going under bridges, especially if the water is high. It's definitely easier than it looks!Delete
I am the same about Sundays as you, but I'm trying to change!
So...do you own your own paddleboard or do you rent it every weekend?!?ReplyDelete
Matt has had his for a year; he got it as an exchange for some work he did at the store (he installs electronics and speakers etc). Then he got mine this past month in a similar deal! How nice is he?!Delete
SUP looks so cool! :)ReplyDelete
It's so fun!Delete
I love lazy weekend days and thoroughly am looking forward to one this weekend with no racing! ;)ReplyDelete
Those waffles now have me craving waffles......LOL.
Your pics are beautiful!
Kick some serious butt in your race this weekend!!! Looking forward to your recap :)
And yes, looking at those pics makes me want waffles again too lol.
I am so coming to FL to visit you and you are taking me paddling :)ReplyDelete
Haha, challenge accepted!Delete