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Paddling in the dark...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

No that is not some profound metaphor... I actually went kayaking tonight after dark. We had deck lights and head lamps and went to a series of small lakes we know really well and had a blast. There is less distraction paddling at night. Since there are fewer visual references you can focus on the stroke of the paddle through the water and enjoy the simple pleasure of gliding along under the stars. I did get frustrated after we were finished. I tried lifting my kayak up on top of the car by myself and discovered I am still not quite strong enough. Grrrr...

Had a lovely dinner with the family for Father's Day. My youngest niece planned it, though her dad ended up doing most of the cooking. She is almost 8 years old, so I thought she did pretty well with the menu and delegating tasks.

I only walked the dog twice today, but he doesn't seem to be suffering. In fact he is snoring away in my lap as I type this. It was raining this morning, so I cut our morning walk a little short, and he was with my parents during the time I would have taken him for his third walk of the day. Hopefully we will get back on track tomorrow with a long walk in the morning, and two shorter walks later in the day. Tomorrow is also my run day. I am debating if I should stick with the 2.1 mile loop or push myself to attempt the 3.2 mile loop. I think I am leaning towards one more day at 2.1 miles, since I have yet to run the whole thing. I am starting to wonder if I will be able to run the whole 5k. I know there is no shame in taking walking breaks, but I want to finish in about 35 minutes, even if I do resort to taking a couple breaks. We will see how the running goes this week and next. Maybe I will surprise myself and run the whole thing after all. It could happen, right?

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HAKAPES 6/17/2013 2:35PM

    Wow! Kayak in the dark! That is adventourus! I love it!
I wanted to ask for pictures, but then I figured out, it was in the dark! :-)

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STRONGDAWG 6/17/2013 12:07PM

    There is no doubt in my mind that you can run the whole 5K. You can do it by slowing down your pace. Try going at a 10 min/mile pace rather than 9 min/mile.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/17/2013 9:16AM

    Sounds like a wonderful day.

I'm certain you will "surprise" yourself at the actual race. There is something about the atmosphere at a race that helps you push further. You'll make it - I've got faith in you.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/17/2013 3:43AM

    A wonderful day!

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BONNIEMARGAY 6/17/2013 3:31AM

    Absolutely. You've got this!

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INCREDIBLYME 6/17/2013 2:25AM

    you are strong in so many ways, don't let needing help to load the kayak get you down. with all these outings you will have that upper body strength in no time too. a starlit paddle............ sounds like a perfect end to your weekend

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    Oh, darn! I was hoping for the profound metaphor!
emoticon Seriously, kayaking at night sounds wonderful.

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SUSANBEAMON 6/17/2013 1:10AM

  if you haven't run the full 2.1 mile loop, i think you should concentrate your efforts there. good either way. i can barely walk a tenth of that still.

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GOING-STRONG 6/17/2013 12:55AM

    You will have no problem doing the 5k in under 35 minutes... mark my words!


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GEMINIGEM6 6/17/2013 12:21AM

    Kayaking at night sounds so peaceful and serene. I bet I would love that. And too cute that Cooper is snoring away like that. Lol!

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