Saturday, November 19, 2011

Event Update: Elephant Canoe Race

Today we participated in an awesome benefit canoe race. Me, and my trusty team piled into an giant canoe and paddled a slalom course.  These pictures are courtesy of HFC David, our official team photographer. If you didn't GOYB today, here's what you missed! (Click pictures to enlarge).

 The weather looked a little, tiny bit ominous. In movies, they would call this picture "foreshadowing"...
 Team DeeMotivation wearing t-shirts with the DeeMotivation logo, put together by Ambre. From right to left: Chad, Alison, Stephanie, Lisa, Ambre and moi.
 It started raining torrentially while we were waiting for our race. Here are Alison and Chad enjoying the rain.
 Unfortunately the rain got bad during the kayak race. Here is Lisa's husband finishing his race in the pouring rain.
 Here we are getting our life jackets on. Michael (Lisa's husband, the one from the above kayak picture), Lisa, Ambre, a bit of my head, Stephanie, and Alison.
Kristin, from Florida Outdoor Center (one of the race sponsors, and provider of the canoe) demonstrating paddling techniques.
 In the Canoe, getting ready to push off.
 The race has begun!
 Paddling to the first set of buoys.
We were really trucking through the straight aways.
 This is where it got tricky - we had to turn the canoe around and come in backwards.
 Intensely crossing the finish line.
 Kristin, raising her paddle in triumph. Our time was 3:00 which wasn't first place, but not last place either. We were happy with it. Especially me, as my goal wasn't so much as to win as to "not drown."
Coming ashore.

Thanks so much to Alison, Ambre, Chad, David, Lisa, and Stephanie, for joining team DeeMotivation today. This was the first team event I've tried but it was a blast, so I'm thinking we should do this kinda thing again some time soon.


  1. Dee- Thanks for having me on the team. It was a blast! I look forward to the next event and boot camp with you.

  2. Thank you so much for putting this all together. Thanks for having me on your team. This was a blast, I think we should do it again next year. :)


  3. Thanks so much to both of you (and everyone else) for joining. This was the first "team" event I have run and was so excited that so many people were up for it, it really meant alot to me!