James River Rundown practice run

If you would have told me a few years ago that I would paddle an ultra-marathon in a kayak I would have told you you were crazy. 303 more words

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And so I begin.

The kids’ Spring Break is over and after returning home from out-of-town visiting family last week and after two weeks on the road, one of them out of the country, I had to mow my overgrown yard after work today and skipped the gym for a rest/recovery day. ¬† 481 more words

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Exercises for kayakers

A few of my favorite exercises…

Raised leg dumbbell flies:

Raised leg dumbbell pullover:

Reverse dumbbell fly:

Barbell back squat:

Close grip front lat pulldown: 12 more words

First real test of the new year

I got called out of the country on business this week and only managed to get in one workout in the hotel fitness center.

So today was a test to see if I could snap back into the groove of training, especially since I am still a little jetlagged and am fighting the remains of a head/chest cold I had over the holidays. 112 more words

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Eight Days To Go

This morning Boo joined the rest of the team of paddling friends who are attempting one, two, or all three lakes alongside her. The children had fun working together whilst our Support Vehicle and the rest of the parents were finalising maps, food, accommodation, and packing plans. 127 more words