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Paddle Board!


Saturday, May 18, 2013

I have puppies. Six puppies that are seven weeks old. I also have dogs. Three dogs that are grown up. That makes nine dogs in my very small house. (and the 55 pound male is trying to sit in my lap while I type this!)

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The puppies will not stay with us - thank goodness! They start going to their very carefully screened homes on Thursday. I will not be sad to see them go - they are a lot of work, no matter how cute they are....they are sweet though.

At any rate - the puppies got me a paddle board for Mother's Day. Wasn't that sweet? How did they know? How did they get to the store? lol

Anyway I put the paddle board in the lake and off I went for a test paddle. Understand please that I have not been on a real paddle board except for once - in Cabo, in the ocean. The ocean, by the way, which is home to many many monsters...I did not do well as I was quite frightened of whatever monsters might be lurking, hungry, waiting to eat me!

The lake, however, is a different story. I grew up in lakes, swimming, boating, sailing, playing. I raised my kids by the lake. The lake holds no monsters for me. Also, the paddle board that I got was much wider than the one in Cabo, thus much more stable. Up I went on the board and off I went on my first paddle.

If there was a paddle board icon it would go here

I didn't go real far, maybe only ten minutes out so ten minutes back. I live in Michigan - the lakes are NOT warm yet...it was a long winter. I did not fall in, but did not want to push it. I went back a couple days later when my schedule cleared for a moment. I went for a longer paddle - so much fun!

I woke the next moring...sore - you know that good sore - when you have done a good work out and are pleased to know it. I wondered for a moment until it hit me - THE PADDLE BOARD IS A WORKOUT! well....duh!

But first and foremost - it is FUN!

Woo Hoo........my only question now is - when can I retire and move to where it is warm year round??
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SEPTEMBERSPIRIT 5/20/2013 7:18AM

    I saw some people trying it out by my place at the sailing club where I walk all the time - I was thinking about how cold it would be if they fell in. I would love to try it ... before I buy it lol...

And like you - would love to retire and be somewhere warm where I could do it all the time!! Any activity I can do by, in or on the water is for me and it doesn't feel like a workout (even though it may be lol).

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CAROL_31649731 5/19/2013 12:48AM

    Sounds like fun & quite a workout! You go, girl! emoticon

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IAMBIZI 5/19/2013 12:25AM

    I am afraid of the ocean for the many creatures that loom....jelly fish especially!

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IAMBIZI 5/19/2013 12:24AM

    Great way to get some activity in! emoticon

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ALIHIKES 5/18/2013 12:03PM

    Wow that sounds like fun! Was this one of the stand up paddle boards? Are they hard to use? -- I have seen people on the stand up paddle board on the river, I want to try it out but I think I would have trouble getting up if I fell off!

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CAPECODBABE 5/18/2013 10:27AM

    Sounds like fun!!! When do we see pictures???

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