Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Let the training begin
Two years ago, the Mr faced the challenge of stand up paddle boarding. He did it on our 2010 trip to Kauai and I said that when I finally do it, I want to do it where he did on the Hanalei River.
|The Mr paddle boarding on the Hanalei River. 60 pounds ago!|
|I put the balance board on a mat to mimic the paddle board because it spins a lot on the concrete.|
I think I did pretty good. I didn't fall and I tried to remember to keep my hand on the top of the paddle as I switched sides just like the instructor told the Mr and to look at the horizon like the local guy yelled from the shore that completely changed everything as far as balance for him. I would like to have a bit of an edge going into it with the correct muscles strengthened. It's safe to say I'll be well on my way given how bad my inner thighs and core were screaming after incorporating that. This is something I'm going to make sure I do a minimum of once a week and I think I'll benefit greatly from it. For under $20, I'd say this balance board is a great addition to our routine and if you should decide to get one, make sure you have mats handy in case you fall and make sure you have someone there with you.
Are you training for something?
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