I suppose it's been so long since I actually wake boarded or skied behind a boat that most everyone around me seems to either not know I could or totally forgot. I admit that I did in fact try to ski when I was heavier. My arms couldn't hold onto the rope long enough to pull myself out of the water. And then I got embarrassed, quit and gave up. It's been seven years since I tried....
It just dawned on me a couple of days ago that I really didn't have to worry about that anymore. Still I doubted myself. Since we had all of the kids with us I certainly didn't want to make a fool of myself if I couldn't do it. But I tried it anyway....
But I totally did it! Jumped right up on that wake board and loved every second! At first, I felt all of the water rushing over the board and I just knew I wasn't going to be strong enough to do it. All of a sudden, I was up and going! Best. Feeling. Ever!
It actually seems easier to me now than it used to. I can remember being in my early 20's and how much it hurt my back even then. I had no issues this time. The only thing I had to watch for was my hand from my recent surgery, but even it felt better than it has in a long time. I am just beyond thankful for all of that!
Have I told y'all how thrilled I am to be in shape enough to do the things I love?!? Seriously!
We also took Caleb tubing for the first time. He loved it!
And of course Ryan couldn't let his wife show him up, so he had to do it too.
(He's way better than I am, but I'll never admit it to him....)
I was flat out cheesin'!
The water was so rough! Tubing beat the snot out of us!
We finally discovered one downfall to me not being 90 pounds heavier...
Me and the kids couldn't weigh down the tube to stay in it. It popped us in the
air more times than I care to count and I am sore today!
Not only did I earn some serious awesome adult points with all three kids, but I earned a few with some coworkers as well!