Start Small, Start Today and Start Just as You Are - Life Boarding Tips with Northern Life Magazine
What a huge honour to be invited to share my book, rowing a million metres and marathon for MacMillan Cancer Support in memory of my Mum and how I started paddleboarding because of an injured knee with Northern Life Magazine.
We talked about getting into movement in your fifties, especially if you are struggling with your menopause, empty nesting and overwhelm as I was. My tips: to Start Small, Start Today and Start Just as You Are. Find something you enjoy and build a community of friends who will encourage you.
It was a joy as always to share the work of The Wave Project and 2MinuteFoundation - the two charities I raised money for with my coast to coast and litter picking along the way from Liverpool to Goole.
As I say, when I am on my paddleboard 'I feel like a warrior not a worrier'. My top tips for getting into paddleboarding: have a lesson (or few) with a qualified instructor. It is the best investment in your SUP journey, as well as your safety kit of course.
I'd love to hear how you feel on a paddleboard and what you would recommend for anyone who wants to get into being more active. Jo xx
Here's a link to my book if you would like to order it: and thank you so much!
Photo credit to Steph Barnicoat in Cornwall and Ruth Kirk on Ullswater. On my paddleboard Grace kindly gifted by BluefinSUP. Wearing Palm leggings, dry suit trousers, buoyancy aid and cagoule by Palm Equipment (all bought by myself).