Where the Author Leaves the Board on the Car
We had summer on Saturday. Sunday? Well, my son referred to it as Christmas since it was windy, cold and overcast. When I got to the beach, folks were complaining about the conditions. It certainly didn't look like it did the day before.
What to do? Ride the mat. Period. That thing is a session saver. Had I not been spoiled by Saturday's shapely waves, I might have paddled out on Sunday, just happy to get wet. Unfortunately, I went to the beach on Sunday expecting the best . . . and not finding it. The winds were blowing onshore. The ocean was textured. The waves had questionable shape. And I had a 9'2" log with a big old D fin. I just wasn't feeling the idea of tackling that (pointing toward the ocean) on this (pointing to my beloved Almond log).
4GF Tracker Square Tail and Viper fins to the rescue!!
These days, riding the mat gets easier and easier. Where I once used to hang on for dear life, letting the mat take me where the waves dictated, I now easily direct the mat. It goes where I dictate. There were just enough shoulders out there to really get the mat up and running. There was also enough energy in the water to make this one of the hardest, in terms of taxing my body, and best mat sessions I've had. Ever.
The work week has begun in earnest. I've been here for six hours. They've given me all of about 10 minutes' worth of work today. There's something I want to write for TheInertia.com, but I think I'll wait to do that later in the week. I've got nothing on my plate for Liquid Salt right now either. I'm waiting for people to send back their interviews. Then I will begin my next set of interviews. I suppose that leaves me with watching videos. There are more than enough of those to keep me occupied for now.
Looking forward to the weekend . . . already.