Float On {with Stand Up Paddleboard}

Yesterday, I experienced a stand up paddleboard do-over.  After my last paddleboard adventure, I was thrilled to experience it all over again with my girlfriends.

Stand Up Paddle Life Co lead us on paddleboard adventure on the Gulf off Sunset Beach in Tarpon Springs. Before we launched, Frank and Sharon offered us very thorough instructions.

Once on the open water, one person lead the group and another paddled behind the group to carefully watch the slower paddlers (i.e. Faith and me).

Both Frank and Sharon carefully watched our form and offered tips to adjust our stance and positioning for more efficient paddling.  Plus, if you paddleboard correctly, it becomes a full body work-out.  You’ll feel it in your arms, core and legs.

During our 3 mile tour, we stopped a couple of times for additional instructions and safety tips and of course, more photos.  During that time, Daffodil decided to demonstrate her best side plank on a paddleboard and other fancy yoga moves.

Larisa and Maribel joined in on the side planking too, but as our group photographer, I passed on the planking.

We had a fabulous morning paddleboarding and we can’t wait to do it again, especially in the certified and expert hands of Frank and Sharon of the Stand Up Paddle Life Co.  I would love to try their paddleboard Boot Camp and Yoga classes. (I’ll need to invest in a waterproof camera for that!)

So, what do runners do in between races?

We’ll all float on ok.

For Music Mondays, I’m now teaming up with my good friend and fellow Marathon Mama, Chrissy.

Visit Xmas Dolly and Jade Louise Designs for more Music Monday.


  1. Jenny says:

    Fun!! I loved paddleboarding and next time will need to try some planking provided I don’t have a kid with me taking up extra space LOL.

  2. Cathy Kennedy says:

    Planking on solid ground is difficult enough, but on the water? I’m sure I would have fallen overboard. lol Loved dancing with you! Thanks for linking up with the 4M crew!

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