Tomorrow I am doing the Breede River Canoe Marathon.
I used to be quite a competitive paddler but then I did the Pe-El Surfski Challenge and my body took quite a hard knock. I did a few more races but nothing with as much dedication and before I knew it I’d fallen out of the habit of training.
Getting back into it felt very daunting and two years passed by rather quickly as I focused on my Thesis and then starting my career. Now that I am ‘self-employed’ and have more freedom of time, I committed to paddling this race with Jeremy. He has learnt to balance and paddle in the last 6 months and tomorrow will be his first canoe marathon (it would also be that we have just had major storms and the river is flooding!). I’m proud of him and thankful becuase without him, I doubt I would be doing the race tomorrow – and I am glad I am.