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!