A day full of an Event

I have to say that, considering neither myself nor my kayaking partner had ever been in a kayak in our lives, we survived this race rather well. I learned to steer a tandem kayak. I paddled for six kilometres (that’s 3.73 miles, for the imperial-using folks) without stopping. I’ve never spent any time in or on the ocean either swimming or in a personal watercraft before this. We were competing against people who had kayaked before, of course… many of whom had trained. Some of whom were olympic athletes. So yeah. I’m glad we finished. Heh.

I’m thrilled that we finished our leg of the relay. Six km tandem kayaking is very cool, but next time I think I’d like to try a solo kayak.

Oh yeah, and now that I’ve kayaked I know how to answer when people ask me if I’ve ever kayaked. Oh, yes, but only competetively… Hehehehehehe.

This afternoon when I got home, Mom came by with Merv & Nanny. They dropped Nanny off for a visit with me (Adam was at work) while Mom & Merv went to see a business partner of Merv’s. I actually had some fun hanging out with Nanny. It was good. She let me play some guitar & sing for her, and I think she even liked it. Adam got home and then Mom & Merv returned. We sat around for a little while chatting, then they headed home. Adam’s been on the phone with his parents for the past hour or so. I am starving and must make food now.

Also, my burns hurt already. Doh! And I used sunscreen even!

5 Comments

  • meisterdorf

    August 22, 2005 at 2:09 am

    cool. i did 16 miles on the bike today. we rock.

  • spadoink

    August 22, 2005 at 6:05 am

    i’ve decided nanny is the family pet goat.
    i don’t know why.

    we considered coming to watch. we didn’t.
    i’m glad you made it through it.

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      August 22, 2005 at 4:25 pm

      Heh. Nanny is my grandmother. We’ve always called her that. She’s not very goat-like.

      I am sunburnt to all hell, and my back and shoulders are a bit sore, but I had an awesome time. You should’ve come out, it was good fun! I could have done with a few more cheerleaders…

      • spadoink

        August 22, 2005 at 6:54 pm

        well, to be fair, reading the entry…it could have been a goat.