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Old 01-09-2007   #1
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Deep Thoughts

I'm on a middle aged quest to become a playboater and for Christmas my husband got me the EJ Basic and Advanced (for the future), dvds. Yes, he got some. But anyway, I've been watching the flatwater chapters repeatedly. I took the drills to the pool Sunday and I can now do a pretty good lean clean, or clean lean, (it's late). In my present state of boredom, I've been thinking about...
1. kayaking in general-usual thought, even when I'm not bored
2. I'm really sore. I've got blisters on my toes and every muscle from above my knees to the base of my skull, hurts. Don't make me laugh.
3. EJ can take his shirt off any time as far as I'm concerned.
4. I wish there was an exercise machine that simulated the lean clean that I could sit in front of the TV here and do.
5. I'm already having more success throwing the bow down on flat water after just one session. The dvd has made me focus more on keeping my weight over the boat, which is seriously helping.

Sorry to make this into my personal blog, Who's thinking about it, who's still doing it and who just can't wait?


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Old 01-09-2007   #2
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Doing it whenever I can, thinking about it whenever I can't, and boy, I never can wait. Great movies (though I like Ken Whiting's better for certain things). Winter pool sessions have been the best thing for my playboating by a long shot. Keep dreaming about kayaking.

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Old 01-10-2007   #3
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Yeah, I pretty much think about kayaking every waking moment. As to practicing, a while back someone posted a technique for teaching a roll on dry land. Basically all the same stuff but not in water. Another tidbit that I really liked was to practice staying on edge on dry land. this trains your balance and torso muscles. And you can watch the latest episode of Scrubs while doing it. I know there are rich people out there with indoor pools (or weather-proof TV's?) that can drill themselves in the pool and watch TV but they are rich and lazy and have no friends.

I also like this practice because every time I fall off my edge I get back at my acoustically obtrusive nymphomaniacal downstairs neighbors.

have fun, pray for snow and dream of spring.
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Old 05-24-2007   #4
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Just caught my eye because of the dry land roll mentions....what are you supposed to do when your doing dry land rolls and someone sits on you?
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Old 05-24-2007   #5
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take a nice juicy bite out of their leg or closest extremity
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Old 05-30-2007   #6
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thats the best advice i think ive ever gotten.
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