Saturday, August 19, 2006
Rolling on the river
I didn't do anything yesterday.
Well, it's not that I didn't do anything - it's just that I didn't run or cross train at all yesterday. So I'll call it a rest day.
That left me with a little dilemma today. Since I'm running a race tomorrow, what (if anything) should I do today? I thought about maybe going for a short run - like a mile or so but then I got a bright idea. With the younges and DH in the car, I said, "Hey, let's go kayaking!"
Keep in mind I haven't been kayaking in like 30 years and the last time I was out in any small craft was a canoe about 6 or 7 years ago. So why I thought of this, I really have no clue. But off we went to Charles River Canoe and Kayak to paddle away.
Because I had on my cargo shorts, everything was in my pockets - including my camera.
I know what you're thinking and no, I didn't dump them overboard or swamp them by accident. In fact, I took some lovely pictures... as you can see. It's hard to believe that this spot is under an major highway interchange of 128 and the Mass Pike - and yet here is this calm beauty in the middle of modern life.
We kayaked for about an hour - a little over a half hour upstream and then taking our time back downstream to the rental place.
For a workout it was a mild, pleasant upper body workout. I don't think I'll wait 30 years for the next time I go kayaking but I will remember to bring a ziploc bag to put the camera in... just in case.