7 Reasons Why Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding is Good For Runners

How I Discovered Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding

In July 2015, I had just moved to a new studio apartment in the Rosslyn neighborhood of Arlington. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it. However, the one thing missing from my adorable little home was a pool. Unlike the apartment I had just moved from, my new home lacked this crucial amenity for surviving DC summers. The first weekend in my new home, during which I would otherwise be spending the 95-degree day laying out by the pool with snacks and a book, I felt a little stuck without a place to go. I don’t like to waste gorgeous summer days cooped up indoors, but it was too hot to do anything that didn’t involve water. I don’t remember how I heard about the boathouse in DC, and I don’t quite remember what compelled me to look into checking it out. Somehow, I ended up on the website of the Key Bridge Boathouse and I discovered that they offered something I had always wanted to try: stand-up paddle-boarding. It had been on my bucket list for the longest time, preferably to learn in a place like Tahiti or Hawaii. But I decided that I couldn’t wait for Hawaii or Tahiti to come along: the time to try it was now. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Stand-Up Paddle-Boarding is Good For Runners”