Have you considered trying a hiking club ? If you're near some good trails and looking for something fun to do, hiking is a great activity. all you need is a good pair of hiking shoes. If you don't want to hike, walking is a great activity. I walk everywhere. I love walking.
I wouldn't give up on those dragon boats. While you might not be ready this year, how about starting training for next year ? it strikes me that a good rower needs stamina, upper body strength, core strength and endurance. So, why not take up some strength training to increase your lean muscle ? that will give you the strength you need for rowing. Walking and hiking will help increase your endurance. For stamina, how about some yoga ? And no, you are not too big for yoga. Any good instructor will show you pose modifications where you need them. I use modifications when I take class and find a pose difficult.
so, how about training for next year's dragon boats ? You could start with these exercises. www.penangforward.net/viewpost.php?post=40
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 5/22/2012 (10:50)