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Invest in Your Health! Paddling?

January 9, 2016 – 10:33 pm | Comments Off on Invest in Your Health! Paddling?
Invest in your health

Invest in your health

I believe that paddling is in general a good investment to your health. But, what about extreme forms of paddling including long distance marathon races like Texas Water Safari, WaterTribe challenges or Missouri River 340?

Endurance events or even any training longer than 90 minutes are not exactly healthy. However, if your annual endurance race keeps you motivated, training, and in shape for the entire year I believe that the health balance is positive. Nevertheless, during recent years I am more focused on a healthy lifestyle, cross training and recovery methods than endurance training.

If you are a marathon paddler and racer I would really recommend to explore books by Ben Greenfield, especially, Beyond Training – Mastering Endurance, Health and Life

The above picture is from the Fitness Concepts gallery in my stock photography portfolio. This and similar motivational pictures are available for digital download and licensing as royalty free images. Some of my paddling and fitness pictures can also be ordered as fine art prints, posters and cards.

Happy Thanksgiving Day for All Paddling Friends

November 25, 2015 – 7:19 pm | Comments Off on Happy Thanksgiving Day for All Paddling Friends
Happy Thanksgiving greeting card - text in vintage letterpress

This is one of my new holiday greeting cards created this year. You can find more similar images with Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas and New Year themes in my stock photography portfolio. They available as royalty free images ready for digital download and licensing.
Selected holiday …

2006 Missouri River 340 Results: 10 Kayak and Canoe Finishers

October 27, 2015 – 11:42 am | Comments Off on 2006 Missouri River 340 Results: 10 Kayak and Canoe Finishers

10 years of MR340 Race: 8 official finishes, 1 missed race and 1 unofficial race course run. 5 different boats, but always solo. 10 years of experiments and adjusting my race strategy, preparation and training. I am sorting my pictures, data and stories and writing …

New 62 lb Competition Kettlebell in My Backyard

June 18, 2015 – 10:56 pm | Comments Off on New 62 lb Competition Kettlebell in My Backyard
62 lb competition kettlebell

Kettlebells provide my favorite weight lifting workouts these days. I used to work with kettlebells during my college years in 1970s in Poland. They have been growing in popularity as a fitness exercise in USA over the last decade or so. I rediscovered kettlebells and …

Paddling on My Mind

June 2, 2015 – 9:10 pm | Comments Off on Paddling on My Mind

This is my imaginary window showing some of my paddling activities. To display all my boats I would need a bigger window. This year I am paddling mostly Sea Wind canoe alternating with a SUP – Bark Expedition right now, and inflatable Badfish for early …

Packrafting on the Poudre River – Winter Paddling with Alpacka Yukon

May 4, 2014 – 9:31 pm | Comments Off on Packrafting on the Poudre River – Winter Paddling with Alpacka Yukon

More winter paddling pictures … I had two paddling photo sessions with my Alpacka Yukon packraft on the Poudre River in February. Both times I started at Kingfisher Point Natural Area in Fort Collins. There is about half mile of slow water behind the diversion …

Sunrise and Sunset Paddling with WSBS Thunderbolt Kayak

April 16, 2014 – 6:43 pm | Comments Off on Sunrise and Sunset Paddling with WSBS Thunderbolt Kayak
WSBS Thubderbolt-X kayak

I started springtime paddling season with WSBS Thunderbolt kayak, the only boat in my paddling fleet I can reach 8 mph with (or at least try). There are four pictures below from the same lake (Beaver Pond in Arapaho Bend Natural Area) from paddling sessions …

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