Things have been pretty crazy around here lately. Last weekend was out on the river again, and this week there has simply not been time for workouts and climbing in the evening.
Last night was a great climbing session at the local wall. Not to mention a gentle reminder that my upper body strength is pants. So that is something I am going to be working on in my training a lot. I’ll be back on the workouts tomorrow.
For today though, I need a day of not pushing to the max. In fact, a day of stretching and smelling of roses.
I always smell of roses (don’t ask anyone I know).
Spring arrived this weekend. So, what better thing to do, but get out of London and haul the canoe out to paddle on the Thames.
Last year an investment was made into the Savyor Colorado Inflatable Canoe. It is great! Fits into the boot of a car, pumps up super fast (best if you can get someone else to do it) and you are on the river in 10 – 15 minutes max!
We threw the canoe in the car and headed off to Cookham, near Maidenhead to pump it up and go.
No one else seemed to have noticed that winter had skipped town, so we had the river to ourselves.
It was very relaxing.
The river was super still near the lock and the trees cast beautiful reflections.
Wild life was waking up. Kingfishers, coots, swans…
… not to mention the crocodiles, a little known inhabitant of the Thames.