The friend that is learning how to whitewater kayak with me and I have started using the Twitter tag of #kayakingisfun to talk about our kayaking adventures; it’s fun to see what we say from week to week.

One of the girls at the social last night brought her video camera and shared a few of the videos she took with us. Here’s the set of three. I know I’m in the first one and you can see me in the background of the second one. I’m the person wearing the dark orange/reddish helmet with bare arms. The Potomac was really low yesterday, but we had a good time. I chuckled as I remembered how hard paddling seemed six weeks ago compared to now. Now I feel like I’m gliding effortlessly through the water.

Kayaking is fun.

I can do a roll

Slowly. In flat water. But I can do it.


(Note: I just liked this video and chose it to share as it does a good job of demonstrating proper rolling technique. I’m not in this video.)

Catching My Breath

I ran myself ragged this past weekend. Between running on Friday evening, kayaking on Saturday, and going for a 24 mile bike ride on Sunday, I burned the candle at both ends. Part of the reason I push myself so hard is because I know I can do it. However, I forget that I’m getting older and that I don’t recover as quickly. I spent yesterday after work at home relaxing and trying not to use my aching right shoulder. Tonight we’re going to go see Willie Nelson at Wolf Trap. Husband and I have sung this song to each other for a few days.

We’ll relax under the stars as we sing along. Willie definitely knows how to chill.