I mentioned earlier this week that John and I had a super fun fit-date: stand up paddleboarding… SUP!
I have been wanting to SUP for, like, two and a half years. It looked so fun and I heard it was a great workout. Obviously I love to be active, but I also love love love to be outside. I don’t talk about it really on this blog (yet) but in my professional life I’m a big environmentalist. When I get the change to hike, kayak, or now SUP, it’s a chance to connect with what really matters to me.
Anyway, back to SUP!
Balancing was surprisingly easy. Once upon a time a long time ago I took a surfing lesson and this felt similar (at least the balancing). The boards are designed to stay on the water, you just have to be confident! John stinks at balance, and even he thought it was easy. Neither of us fell in the water. Success!
As for the workout, I was surprised. When we first started, I was scoffing about how easy it was. I had heard it was a great ab workout, and I didn’t feel it at all. Fast forward about 30 minutes and my shoulders and obliques were feeling the burn. If you want to get anywhere quickly, you have to really twist and push against the water. After a while, all that work adds up. I loved it! John did too.
Here’s a recap of our date in pictures. Sadly, there are none of John because he had the camera and we didn’t want to drop it.
Have you ever tried SUP? What’s your favorite fit date?