Why I Stopped Racing This Summer
I am logged at about 65 paddle days so far this year.
I feel that I haven’t gone out and paddled enough.
This year is different.
It's been a wake up call for me.
I had to learn to let go. I had to learn how to relax. I had to learn about sacrifice and protecting my assets.
"My goal this year is to increase the frequency of my paddle strokes while maintaining and building on technique. This means I need to develop explosive power while maintaining cardiovascular endurance. In other words, I need to paddle really hard and fast even though I’m really, really out of breath and feel like dying".
“What if Body Image was Based on What Bodies do for Us Rather than How they Look?” [Part II]
"It was an interesting dynamic to work mornings at the gym where everyone was lifting weights every day, then go to work nights at a kayak shop, where everyone liked to tell me that the outdoors was their gym. Which group enjoyed their lives more? Which attitude contributed to overall health and happiness?"