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Stand Up Paddleboarding!!!

Monday, July 23, 2012

On Saturday I went stand up paddleboarding with a handful of the San Diego Spark Team. Talk about a fun day! I'm so glad I got to go and spend an afternoon with such wonderful people. Especially since I've been feeling so down in the dumps lately. Here are a few photos of the fun!

Easiest to start on your knees until you get the hang of things. Also, this was the "wake zone" and we were paddling our way to calmer waters.

Got the hang of it! It was actually really fun and not nearly as difficult to maintain balance as I was thinking it was going to be. I'm actually in the wake zone, going against the current, in this section. Buff arms after this!

Members of the San Diego Spark Team! So much fun and, as always, the best company EVER!

Afterward, we went to a restaurant and had sushi. It was a nice, healthy way to end the outing. I enjoyed every minute of this adventure! And thanks to Felicia for manning the camera(s)!

Speaking of being stressed/down in the dumps... in my last blog I forgot to mention ONE MORE FINANCIAL STRESSOR! How could I forget? I guess my list is pretty long... easy to overlook. At some point during Comic-Con, I lost my driver's license. Or it was stolen. Really, I have no way to verify either happened. All I know is, my license is gone. The bus depot doesn't have it. And I can't for the life of me find the Lost & Found info for the convention center. So, it'll cost me $26 to replace it. I guess I'll be waiting to do that until next month. Not that I'll have more money then, 'cuz I really won't. ARGH!

Anyhoo, all my paperwork and stuff is going to be mailed off tomorrow for my DSS practicum. That's one stress about to be taken care of. I went grocery shopping today and loaded up my fridge with lots of healthy yummies... fruit, veggies, lean meats... And I have some meal ideas to get me through the rest of the month at least.

So, if you're the praying sort, please keep me in yours. If you're not, send me some good thoughts/vibes. For those that have been checking in on me and encouraging me and offering to be a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen, you are so precious to me and I appreciate it so very much! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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  • LUCYLU22
    What a fun day! I am so sorry to hear about ALL your financial stressors. I will definitely keep you in my prayers!
    3191 days ago
  • CALI1156
    woo hoo...hubby and I were in Dana Point and saw paddle boarders and I wondered if I could do it, or not. LOL! So glad to read your blog and feel more confident about trying it out! emoticon
    3194 days ago
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    I'm so glad you had a great afternoon to take your mind off things for a while. Not that it solved anything, but the break from reality hopefully reminded you of the awesome things going on for you right here at Spark! I can feel your financial stressors. I'm about there myself. I just keep reminding myself that I've been here before and it's always worked out. So I keep chugging along, taking/making opportunities as I can. The thing about life is that every situation is temporary - the good ones AND the bad ones. So when this negative stuff passes, relish in the positive. Sending warm, positive vibes your way, woman!
    3194 days ago
    That looks like soooo much fun ! I am dying to try paddle boarding ! My cousin in CA promised to take me whenever I finally come out for a visit.

    And you got to go to Comic Con in San Diego ? Now I am totally envious ! geek that I am, I've always wanted to go !! bummer about your license. if it doesn't turn up, at least you've let the authorities know it went missing and you have a replacement.

    3195 days ago
    Looks like such an awesome time!
    3196 days ago
    So much fun!!! I really can't wait to do it again! Thank you so much for organizing! I just wrote on the facebook page that I was feeling it yesterday in my triceps. Must have worked them good on Saturday!
    3196 days ago
    Looks like you guys had a great time! I was too scared to try this one out! Eek. :P

    I'm sorry you've been having such a time of it lately! Sending positive vibes your way :D
    3196 days ago
    Glad you had the opportunity for such fun and so much stress relief. Take are.
    3196 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6307291
    Glad you had a good time and a chance to forget all the crap going on for awhile. Nice to have a group that can hang together, have fun, and eat healthy all at the same time. Take a deep breath and know that your buds are all here.

    3196 days ago
    That looks so much fun!
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