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Fri, 09 Dec 2005

Blisters outside the comfort zone - 13:42
As should be expected, when I start doing a sports activity I do not do often, have not done for years or have never done before, things hurt. In this case, kayaking again for the first time in many years. As it was with getting back into running earlier in the year I hurt a lot after kayaking.

I have never done much kayaking or paddling in my life anyway, thus I do not have a particularly effective or efficient paddling technique. There is a lot more to paddling technique than simply sticking the paddle in the water and pulling back. Hopefully with more practice (so far only two one and a half hour paddles in the last few weeks) I will improve.

From last night I have sore shoulders and slightly sore upper arms plus blisters on my pinky fingers and on the inside of both thumbs to show for my efforts. Hopefully that adage about pain simply being weakness leaving the body will hold true in a while, I know it does for cycling to a large extent.

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