It's been almost a month since the last time I was on a board and it is really starting to get to me. It's not been for a lack of wind either. We have had at least two days a week that have been sailable but work or some other commitment has kept me busy those days. The bad part is sailing for me has become a integral part of how I relieve stress and not being able to get out there and glide across the water, harnessing what nature provides is adding to the stress.
Early on, reading through the other blogs and message board posting gave me a much needed vicarious rush but now it's not having the same effect, it too is becoming part of the problem. Seeing the photos of tropical locations and reading the session reports is fueling irrational thoughts of jumping on a plane or in my car and disappearing to one of those perfectly windy locations. Thankfully, knowing I have to take care of my responsibilities has kept me grounded. Sometimes it sucks being a responsible adult.
Oh well, I guess I'll just have to resign myself to dropping everything the next windy day that comes along and just get out there. Maintaining ones sanity has to become a priority at some point.
SUP Race Report: Calusa Palooza 2017
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