Category: Stand Up Paddle

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    ONE FOR ALL: THE PACIFICA COLLECTION

    We live for the outdoors. As the days get longer, we’re watching the tide and gearing up for our favorite sun-filled sports. That’s why we designed the Pacifica Collection. Made from UPF 50+ performance fabric, it’s eminently versatile for every sport under the sun. Plus, we gave it all the details you need: raglan sleeves…

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    The Pregnant Athlete

    About seven months ago, three months prior to my 40th birthday, I started asking around to my slightly older female friends, “What doctors do you use for female issues? Where do I go to get my hormones checked? When you turn 40, do you feel more tired than usual? Start gaining weight?” These questions and…

  • Karen Mirlenbrink - Set Your Mind To It
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    Set Your Mind To It

    “Damn girl, you strong like bull!” Those were words screamed at me by my shocked Russian client when she found out that I paddled 31 miles in one race last year. Her reaction has stuck with me and brings a smile to my face every time I think about it. It’s not just because of…

  • Karen Mirlenbrink - SUPilates
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    SUPilates

    I was first introduced to stand up paddleboarding years ago when I was approached to teach Pilates on the board. Having never really paddled a board before, I was amazed to find that the board I was given to “play with” was essentially a floating yoga mat. It was wide, flat, stable, and it even…

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    Why Do You Paddle?

    Maybe we should make this question a monthly meditation. But really, why do you? What is it about paddling that keeps you doing it? What has it brought to your life? “Paddling” is a loose word, and I define it as simply that. Paddling. It doesn’t matter what I paddle; I just have been doing…

  • Karen Mirlenbrink - Pushed to My Limits
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    Pushed to My Limits

    I had just finished padding in the East Coast Champs in July 2012, when I got this text message from my friend Michael. It said, “ChattaJack 31 Race, October 13th: 31 Miles on the Tennessee River.” “You doing it?” I replied. “No,” he said, “you are.” I wasn’t so sure about that. I had been down the…

  • Tamara Jacobi SUP Featured
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    SUP: A Gateway to Balance

    Life has a way of knocking me off balance on a regular basis. With the blink of an eye, things start spiraling out of control. A few short years ago, I might have reached for the cookie jar (not an effective or healthy solution). Today, I load up my stand up paddleboard and head to…

  • SUP in Maui – Aloha!

    I just returned from OluKai Premium Footwear’s 3rd Annual Ho’olaule’a Stand Up Paddle Board and OC1 Races that were held May 14-15, 2011. OluKai invited me as their special guest and Athleta Ambassador, to experience the event for myself and participate in one of the paddling events. The Ho’olaule’a is a two-day ocean festival celebrating…

  • Stand Up Paddle Yoga
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    Stand Up Paddle Yoga

    The sport of Stand Up Paddling (SUP) has really taken off.  It seems everyone these days is enjoying, or would like to experience, the feeling of  “walking on water.” I just finished reading Suzie Cooney’s enlightening and informative blog on SUP, my boyfriend Adam Kelinson (author of The Athlete’s Plate – Real Food for High…

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