06 Aug Kayaking Adventures
Louisiana State University Lake | Baton Rouge Sam and I are kicking off a series called No Dimensions designed to inspire to get out in the community and workout! We will be posting every other month giving you guys ideas! I always dread going to the gym so we have thought of fun ideas to workout without feeling like you are, and most of the time you don’t even have to have a gym membership! Sam and I decided the first activity will be kayaking! This girl has not kayaked in four years and by no means am I a pro. Most people would laugh. Me kayak? Haha! Kayaking was not that bad, and this girl did not get stuck in the middle of the lake so all things turned out great!
If you are around the Baton Rouge area, LSU UREC has kayaks to rent for $10 if you are a member or student and $20 if you are a nonmember. The price includes both tandem and single. These rates also includes tie down straps for the car, paddles, and life jackets. They also have canoes and paddle boards. I want to try paddle boarding yoga soon! Pro Tip: I thought the tandem kayak would fit in the bed of Sam’s truck. It didn’t (lol the struggle). Again FOUR years has passed since I last kayaked. The kayaks are super long and fit better on top of a vehicle. So let’s just say we had to put it on the cab of Sam’s truck and those things are not light. So if you have a small car, it is much better for transportation than a truck!
The LSU lake was beautiful, and it was such a great day to be on the lake with a slight breeze. Plus, we were the only people on the lake! Can I talk about peaceful, especially watching the egrets in the lake! Sam said next time he needs his fishing gear, and I needed a snack ha! We decided to row around the lake, and talk about upper body strength especially as we row against current. However, taking the time to get outdoors and switching up your routine is major! If you do not live around the Baton Rouge area there are numerous rental companies all over. I even noticed they have kayak guided tours especially in New Orleans. How awesome is that? Snap a picture and tag #nodimesions we want to see how you workout without the gym!!
Finally, if you feel you are a kayak champion and this comes second nature to you! You need to try The Big River Paddle Championship September 2nd, 2017 on the Mississippi River. This is for experienced paddlers and included kayaks, paddle boards, canoes, and more for a thirteen mile journey from downtown Baton Rouge to L’Auberge Casino! Click here to sign up or come out to see the race! My mind already spins when I hear thirteen miles, my arms would feel the burn so intense!
Loving this workout outfit! I ordered a huge amount of clothes from Shein so you might see me talk about them often! However, this workout outfit all for $17! I linked yoga pants below but sports bra sold out the only downfall of the website. The clothes take 2-3 weeks for shipping and by the time I actually wear half of the clothes they are sold out! So I linked a similar one for $7 not bad! However, the leggings are seriously so soft was not expecting that figured they would remind me of Forever 21 material totally different. The sports bra however, had no padding but did not bother me! Also rocking my foldable Rayban’s they have come in handy so often. Having the foldable wayfarers I can just put them in my life jacket vest and go when I do not want to wear them anymore no fear of losing them in the lake!