The weather has actually been amazing the last few weeks but we’ve been hammered with the house move, the holidays and bouts with the flu and cold. Well, we finally pushed the excuses aside today and got on the water. Went down with Heather, the kids and a neighbor kid.
We didn’t get any crazy workouts in but at least we started our paddling initiative of 2012.
As I expected, I was creaky and my stroke wasn’t anything fabulous but I know that comes back quickly. One of the things in my head was that I had this nagging pain in my lower back that I haven’t been able to stretch to gone. The cool thing was that on my first run, I felt that exact spot getting cranky and screaming when I was paddling on the right. As I continued to paddle, it felt like it was loosening up.
It’s crazy but it seems that so many of our ails are helped just by getting them moving. And that spot on my right lower back, seems to avoid muscle movement/involvement no matter how I try to stretch and loosen it. Well SUP did the exact trick. While I was creaky and stilting on the board, I can already tell that it’s going to help and a few outings along with my regular stretching routine is going to make it go right away.
Anyway, lovely day, fun trip to the lake with the family. Tough to beat for a Sunday.
Oh, and the water was coollllldddd….