Adequate hydration is so important to your health!
💧 It hydrates all of the cells in your body, which includes your brain! Helps you stay alert and focused.
💧 It promotes cardiovascular health. Keeping your blood (and oxygen!) circulating more effectively.
💧 It helps cool your body!
💧 It helps adequate nutrients reach muscle cells and lubricates your joints!
💧 It will aid in skin elasticity.
💧 It helps your body flush out toxins and waste products through your kidneys!
I have to admit that I have good days and not so good days. I find that I do the best when I track my intake purposefully. For instance, my goal is 140 ounces of water per day. I break that up in terms of my water bottle and I use my Fitbit app to track. There are many free water tracking apps available. Many allow you to set reminders at various times during the day. I find this helpful as I often get busy and forget! Believe it or not, by the time you feel thirsty, you are already mildly dehydrated!
‘At the mouth of the estuary, land and water lose themselves together, and the eye sees only water and land floating upon water. The grey and white horizons are moored on rafts. They move out into the dusk and leave the water-land to the ear alone, to the whistling of the wigeon, the crying of the curlew, and the calling of gulls.’ J A Baker, December 3rd, from ‘The Peregrine’.
Dingle Marsh, Dunwich, 2007 (Dusk) C-Print, 132 x 105cm made for the exhibition ‘Waterlog’, with Tacita Dean, Marcus Coates, Simon Pope, Susan & Alexander Maris, and Alec Finlay, SCVA & Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, and The Collection And Usher Gallery Lincoln #jabaker#theperegrine#waterlog#waterlogexhibtion#wgsebald#theringsofsaturn#dunwich
Wave Log 13 "To-to-ro? You're Totoro!... I bet you're Totoro…" Spot: Tourmaline, Pipes, Shores, Scripps
Go: Refine, polish, perfect the takeoff. There are moments in here where my foot isn't completely centered, I'm looking down, or I'm not paddling deep enough. Better to have perfect form and not catch shit than to develop bad habits.
Pro: I bought Totoro a couple years back when I didn't know a thing about surfing (still a lot more to learn!) in Clairemont Surf Shop. I couldn't catch anything with this guy! It was incredibly frustrating and he ended up in storage because I wasn't ready to use him. Fast forward to earlier this year where I was using the Murph 9'0. It was a used board from Coconut Peet's and the cracks in it were starting take in a lot of water. I didn't want to just throw down money on a new (or used) surfboard, so I was considering my options. And there Totoro was, looking at me in the corner of my apartment like a lost child. The first month with Totoro was brutal, but I was willing to grind it out. Sometimes you just have to sign up for the marathon and worry about the details later. I'm putting Totoro on hiatus in order to take my surfing to the next level, but he will be back soon.
@Mewmore// Path of the Wind (My Neighbor Totoro Remix)
Wave Log 12
Spot: Costa Verde
Go: Practice duck diving again like this. It takes awhile to get the hang of it, but this skill is essential in bigger surf.
Pro: With a really buoyant board, it's hard to submerge the board underwater. During this session, I realized you could submerge the board easier by lifting your other foot really high. You could also shift your weight forward. It's all technique. I saw some people online saying even they were able to duck dive longboards by rotating the board to the side before they submerged it. Definitely need to work on this again.
Shout out to @david.cuf for the bomb tracks. Follow him if you liked this mix.
Wave Log 11: "Bad hair days, big bad waves, but never a bad day." Spot: La Jolla Shores and Turtles
Go: Surf with intention. Calm the nerves, focus on the form, and surf with purpose. Excitement is the enemy - I miss most of my waves because I rush on my pop up, paddle, or positioning. My paddling should go deep, but short. Not necessarily fast. And not flailing. Be patient for the right wave, and when the opportunity comes, fucking get after it.
Pro: After more than a month of grinding, I'm starting to get some noticeable wave count on totoro. The stoke is so real these days! It's hella dope. What I'm realizing after grinding it out is the magic of the inside - while everyone is waiting for the big sets, I'm trying to get smaller waves closer to the shore. A good surfer can surf any wave, and make magic happen when it doesn't seem to be there.
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Roger Deakins frogs eye view of the Hacking at Reid’s Flat (well without wrecking my non waterproof phone). #waterlog
It’s #worldmentalhealthday today and a great short film that explores themes of anxiety, wild swimming and references Roger Deakin’s work is ‘Waterlog’ by @bencoxfilm about writer @joeminihane .
Mental health issues are surely so common these days that if you are one of the lucky few that don’t suffer from any yourself, you’ll certainly know a handful of people that do.
Anxiety is my struggle but wild swimming has been so helpful in focussing me into the moment and quietening racing thoughts. It so fully engulfs all my senses at once that it leaves no room for anything else. There’s many reasons to swim outdoors but that is a biggie for me. 🌱🏊🏻♀️
“I started to dream ever more exclusively of water. Swimming and dreaming we’re becoming indistinguishable. I grew convinced that following water, flowing with it, would be a way of getting under the skin of things, of learning something new. [...] When you swim, you feel your body for what it mostly is - water - and it begins to move with the water around it. No wonder we feel such sympathy for beached whales, we are beached at birth ourselves.” Roger Deakin, Waterlog: a swimmer’s journey through Britain, @vintagebooks#currentlyreading#theswimmer#water#waterlog#rogerdeakin