First, I held a scorpion:
|My face says it all.|
Second, I went stand-up paddle boarding for the first time:
|The paddle board rental company is called 'Sup'. |
I assume this is short for 'What's up?'
|Success! The former headbanger in me often confuses|
with 'metal' hands for 'aloha' hands. \m/ \m/
There is a reason this girl doesn't do triathlons anymore; I am terrified of the open water. I enjoy the beach, but I'm much more comfortable playing in the surf than I am going out into deeper water. It was almost better to have a sense of urgency; we were instructed to get into the water and out past the waves as quickly as possible. I was in the water and on the board paddling on before I had a chance to even think. I was so hyper-focused on getting past the waves, I didn't even notice if the water was cold or not.
My friend Jessani told me, 'You're so athletic, you'll catch on really fast!' Her vote of confidence was very sweet, but I was convinced I would fall right away. My legs were shaking from the adrenaline and trying to keep my balance. I was definitely out of my comfort zone, and it took me a good 20 minutes to settle into some sort of a rhythm. Paddle boarding was one of the hardest things I've done in a long time, but I can't wait to do it again!
And the last thing: Are you ready for the completely reckless and unexpected?
I'm going to Hello Kitty Con in November:
|Amy Poehler font: Yeah, that's right. I'm 46-years old |
and I'm going to Hello Kitty Con. Jealous??