Thursday, March 18, 2010

Old Man Winter Hates Me



*Okay, I should have had this video up yesterday but being a Hungarian from Southern California I don't wake up on St. Paddy's Day realizing what day it is right off. Better late than never - plus I drank some green beer on Saturday (the 13th).

At any rate, this post is not about St. Paddy's day or my background but just how much I get slapped around by Mother Nature and her minions. In particular, Old Man Winter dealt me a blow on Saturday. Fortunately, it wasn't so much a physical blow as it was a mental beating.

I tried again to demo a very sweet board that I've been dying to have a long session on. I'm really digging the company that makes them since it is a lightweight board and as I get older I am a fan of carrying around something that doesn't weigh a ton.

I get the board, paddle out and then it hits me. There's a nasty chop and a current that is going all over the place. This is at my normally cozy, easy point break. In addition, its freaking freezing cold with a breeze. Argh.

One of the gents in the lineup comes over to ask me about the board and I tell him what I know. First off, it was delightfully light and very easy to maneuver. Unfortunately, the dang choppy current was messing with my day. I lasted about 30 minutes before I crybabied back to the shore. Waa.

The good news? My endurance is way up thanks to following my TTUC plan! WooHoo! I never really got winded in spite of fighting with Old Man Winter to stay in the lineup. Although I was a whiner and didn't stay long, this small victory was at least one sunny spot.

I can't wait to kick some soft & mushy summer swell in the rear!

6 comments:

Heather said...

You really don't want me to comment after my winter in Ohio, do you? ;o)

Old Man Winter is letting us play golf the next couple days and then plans on hitting us with snow again right when spring officially kicks in. UGH!

Apryl DeLancey said...

He's just a grouchy old chap that dislikes all of us!

Vince Spence said...

I think I'm lost. Didn't there used to be a blog here that 'occasionally' discussed golf?

Howya doin', AD?

Apryl DeLancey said...

Haha! Point taken, sir! Friday's post will be dedicated to you!

Lindsay said...

Hey that's great that you noticed such a difference in your endurance. But, cold?? Just kidding, I'm sure it was VERY cold out there.

Apryl DeLancey said...

Yeah, fortunately SoCal cold isn't as cold as others have it.

It's still really freaking cold when you're in 58* water, especially when there is a breeze and the air temp isn't even up to 50*!