Okay finally, my paddle boarding update.
We did it! It was a BLAST! I loved it. My dad was the photographer, but we were boarding a bit too far out into the lake, so the pictures are blurry. Here is one of Jeremy, as proof. And, he didn't even wear a life jacket!!
"Uh, I mean, you're pregnant, right? You really want to do this?"
It must have taken all of this guy's courage to say that, most guys are too afraid to call a girl out for being pregnant, but really, these days, it's quite obvious.
Another paddle boarding employee, this time female, walks over, looks at me, and says to the guy:
"This girl's fine. She has confidence, that's all you need."
Amen, sista! That's right!
And up I climb, unassisted, onto my paddle board. The guy tried to give me a few instructions, but before he could finish his first sentence, I was off and running. It took a minute to get my balance straight, given the 2 pound eggplant that I am currently carrying on my front side, but after that, I was just fine.
I started paddling out towards the middle of the lake, and then looked back to find my husband. I assumed he was right behind me paddling along.
He was still trying to get on the paddle board.
I reversed course, and returned to him, so we could paddle together. I started to get close to his board and he screamed:
"STAY AWAY, I'M VERY UNSTABLE, STAY FAR AWAY. I DO NOT LIKE THIS AT ALL"
Now this was the one and only time at which I thought I might fall off my board. But that was due to laughing, not instability.
I decided it was best to leave him alone, to learn the paddle board, and gain some confidence, while I paddled around. I expected to see him turn back around and swim to shore, call it a day.
To my surprise, after paddling around for a few minutes, he seemed to gain confidence. I paddled back over again and said, "Uh, should I still STAY AWAY?", and again, to my absolute surprise, he responded:
"No, it's kind-of fun now".
Yes, he found a water-sport that he considered 'fun'.
So I guess this would probably be the second time I almost fell off my board, but this time due to shock.
And so we paddled, and paddled, and had a great time.
We never fell in, remained completely dry.
I highly recommend it! Anyone want to join me? It's going to be another scorcher this weekend....we could go paddle boarding again!