My 30 Days to Emerald Bay Challenge has me feeling like a minor celebrity. Earlier this week while my wife was meeting with a client the subject of paddle-boarding came up. She learned that our client is a regular at the Wednesday Night SUP Race Series and a big fan of South Tahoe Standup Paddle. She even has the South Tahoe Standup Paddle app on her phone.
Then she asked my wife, cialis “Does Clark paddle-board?”
My wife: “You know, nurse Clark is the one doing the 30 Day to Emerald Bay Challenge.”
Client: “That’s Clark!”
It’s a funny thing. You can see someone in an office setting and then see them on the water and never put the two together.
Even though she made me feel like a minor celebrity, sovaldi here’s what kind of bothers me. She told my wife she thought I’d been slacking off. She said splitting and stacking wood didn’t count as training for the 30 Day to Emerald Bay Challenge.
Obviously she’s never split and stacked wood!
But I want Jude to know, I’ve been spending plenty of time on the water over the past few days, including a beautiful paddle from El Dorado Beach to Pope Beach and back on Day 27 of my 30 Days to Emerald Bay Challenge.
During these 30 days of training, most of my time on the water has come first thing in the morning. Early morning is a great time to SUP. The water is typically calm and when you’re juggling the responsibilities of work and family, getting out first thing gives you time on the water and then frees up the rest of your day.
My problem with the early morning paddle is that I am not an early morning person.
Today, while paddling in the afternoon, I wondered why I’d even want to paddle in the morning again. It was stunningly beautiful. The clouds decorating the mountains. The birds resting on the water. This time of year there are few boats out on the lake. There was very little wind. The water rolled but it wasn’t one bit choppy. When I arrived at Pope Beach I wadded my shirt up into a ball, threw it to the shoreline, and jumped in the water.
This is our endless summer. While the nights are getting cold, at 4:30 in the afternoon of September 27, I was swimming in Lake Tahoe.
I hope it’s just as beautiful when I set out on September 30 for Emerald Bay.
I’d love to have you join me on the epic paddle. Leave a comment on this blog or on the South Tahoe Standup Paddle Facebook Page. You can also tweet to me @SouthTahoeSUP or at my personal twitter @ClarkVand.
— Clark Vandeventer