Missy’s Message

Summer exercise


SUP, waterskiing, water Zumba, paddle boat, canoeing.

Man, before I knew it, summer was 1/3 over, and like every year, the past few years, I didn’t make the time to do some summer activities I truly enjoy! It was time to schedule in more summertime activity.

I love water aerobics or aqua Zumba. Back in June, I attended a session in Zumbrota at the pool on a Thursday night with my mom. I decided for the month of August it was time to commit to Thursday night Zumba and recruited some gals to come with. The weather cooperated, and we were able to make it every Thursday evening!

Next up, SUP (Stand UP Paddle). I bought myself a SUP one Black Friday shopping day about 10 years ago. I was able to use it at my Uncle’s Lake home at the Lake of the Ozarks and now we have the perfect spot at our cabin. The beginning of June, I got it out and took my niece and nephew on it with me. They were chicken, because they didn’t think I could balance with all three of us on there. I showed them! I have never fallen off once yet! I had to paddle out to prove to them I could do it myself. I said, “You want to come now?” Tessa went with me and then Benson climbed on too. We all stayed on the SUP and had a great ride.

It had been a few years since we had been canoeing down the Zumbro, so after Mazeppa Daze on Monday, our family went from Zumbro Falls to Hammond. The Zumbro River was crystal clear, and we literally saw hundreds of fish. We planned to go canoeing again, but the weather did not cooperate. The day we scheduled to go, it was 60 degrees and drizzling out, so we opted for some indoor go-carting at Pro Cart in Burnsville instead.

It took all summer last year to get my arm strength up to water ski. I hadn’t skied in 30 years. This year, the day after my 30 year class reunion, I decided to give waterskiing a try again. I got up after the second try and plan to get in a couple more times before summer is over!

We also have a paddle boat. When Mike and I go, I usually do the pedaling! We usually take it out to retrieve lost fishing tackle that gets stuck in the cattails. The paddle boat hasn’t let us down yet!

Memo from MotoProz…

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