{MR340 Race Update!}

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A few months ago Em and I were interviewed by the Advocate Magazine along with some other Texas paddlers participating in the MR340. The publication was released on Thursday so feel free to check out their photos, as well as read the full article HERE.

On Friday Em and I had a great workout at the lake. We spent almost 3 hours battling tough headwinds, getting sunburned, and forming new blisters on our digits.

This week we dropped our kayak at a different place on the lake. This is me telling Em to make sure she brought her paddling mojo since it was going to be windy.

Even though our kayak is 21ft long it only weighs 46 lbs. I like to think that people watching us carry it believe we're related to The Incredible Hulk or are on a diet of spinach and raw eggs.

Once we pushed off Em set the pace at the bow while I tried to figure out how to navigate our yak in the strong wind and high waves. These pictures just don't do them justice, but then again, it doesn't take much to rock a yak that sits as low to the water as ours.

I've had to learn that steering a kayak is much different than a boat. Slight taps on the foot pedals are all it takes to turn us in the right direction.

Eventually the clouds burned off and Em and I got to enjoy the warmth of the sun. I was also reminded to ALWAYS wear sunscreen on the water, even when it's cloudy.

Finally our training was done and we made it back to the dock. Nothing like kicking off your weekend with sore traps, obliques, and calf muscles that make you want to stay in your biscuit all afternoon.

This week's NEW Race Sponsors:
Momma Loerke

This week's NEW Corporate Sponsors:

Last week's donation from Momma Loerke gave us a total of $9,825 raised for our race and the McKeaigg Family Adoption. Only $2,175 left to go! Please let us know if you'd like to make a donation and we'll gladly add your name to our kayak as we paddle across the state of Missouri. Donations of $100.00 will still get your company logo on our kayak and blog sidebar through the end of July.

Happy Freakin Sunday, Homies!


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