So I decided that 2016 is all about doing different things, with the first item ticked off the list being paddleboarding. For anyone who knows me I am not really a water baby (unless I am somewhere warm and exotic where the water is a balmy 27 degrees) and there are smooth calm seas not too far from a shopping centre!!
I also don’t like getting my hair wet (which is hard to do when swimming) and I can’t float on top of the water (like most can) – so really it is better for me to just lie on the beach and watch everyone else.
So what has got me hooked? When I’m not trying to fall in, it’s a pretty nice view looking out across the water watching the world go by. It is a great way for me to try and get some upper body strength (which I clearly don’t have) – as I paddle slowly but surely. I get to top up my tan which is always a good thing, and I am using muscles never seen the light of day before. Thank goodness my running legs have saved me from falling in too often!! It’s also great visiting lots of different beaches with the board in tow. Love it. I only hope I will eventually be more confident to venture further from the shore; enjoy the view and paddle faster.
GO on give something a GO this year and just have fun and if interested, check out the Sup Centre in Newmarket for all the boards and accessories you’ll ever need. You could get hooked like me!