Oh my goodness. This quote summed up my weekend – well, two hours of my Saturday to be precise.
You may recall that I said I was going on a hen do to Bude in Cornwall this month – well it was this weekend and it was brilliant!
Since we were right on the beach, it would have been rude not to have a go at surfing. So we booked a two hour surf lesson with Robin and Mike from Freewave Surf Academy (definitely try them out if you’re in the area – great teachers and pretty easy on the eyes too!!).
It was so much fun, but so, so, so exhausting. Honestly, I can’t remember the last time I was that tired. Every single muscle in my body now aches – from my toes to the top of my head. But mostly my arms. My arms are like two throbbing sticks of lead right now! But it was worth it.
We started off learning how to body board on the surf boards – just catching a wave and riding back to the beach. Then we learned how to stand up on the board. Much easier said than done. But with the help of Robin and Mike, I was able to actually stand up on the board and properly (well, as properly as a total learner can!), surf all the way to the shore! It was such an exhilarating feeling.
This is the look on my face after a (cheesy surfer lingo coming….) real gnarly wipeout!
So this is my motivation for you this week. Even if you’re tired, keep on at it until you’re done (or until your two hours are finished and you’re told to get out of the water!).
Have a great week people!