Paddle Sports Lifestyle Podcast
Trailer - How I got myself into this mess
This podcast follows host, Kim Peek, as she prepares for the MR340, a multi-day, 340 mile paddle race along the Missouri River. As a complete newbie, Kim is training for this daunting adventure that only the experienced dare to tackle.
Knowing she has a lot to learn in a short amount of time, Kim shares how she got herself "into this mess," and lets listeners know what to expect in coming episodes. Listen
Episode 2 - Feeling Empowered with the Yakima Showdown Roof Rack System
If you're going to buy a kayak, and want to use it often, you need confidence that you can easily transport the kayak. The harder it is, the less likely you'll get on the water. Kim shares more stories from Canoecopia and explains how she decided on the Yakima Showdown Roof Rack system.
At 5' tall, it's important to have a system that makes it simple to lift the kayak to load it onto her vehicle. Listen
Episode 4- Building Your Kayaking Gear Collection: Must Have Items
Today, we're discussing all things kayaking gear. Kim has taken a considerable leap into the world of kayaking, having secured a kayak, a paddle, and a roof rack system for easy hauling.
Now, we shift our focus onto building the perfect collection of kayaking gear. We'll dive into the must-have items for cold water paddling and safety, exploring hypothermia and self-rescue. We also discuss kayak camping and more.
Don't miss out on the fun and adventure that awaits! Listen
Anything you want to get better at requires learning new skills. There is a huge sense of satisfaction that comes from working through a problem and learning a new skill. Listen
Episode 1 - A Quest for the Ultimate MR340 Kayak: Taking a Road Trip
Finding the right kayak has been the most overwhelming part of Kim's early kayaking adventures. In this episode, she talks about her trip to Canoecopia in early March, the benefits of joining your local paddling club, the benefits of sitting in kayaks and seeing how they feel, the difficulties finding a kayak locally, and more. Listen
Episode 3 - Kayak Load-In: The Struggles and Triumphs of a Rookie Paddler
It's time to pick up the new kayak! There's nothing like the anticipation of birthday presents, and picking up the kayak on Kim's birthday feels like the beginning of a new chapter.
This episode reminds us that adventures come with struggles and that's part of the process. Listen as Kim continues to document her journey from rookie paddler to river racer. Listen
Episode 5 - Living in a Memory: The Power of Trying Something New
What's really hit me lately is the idea of knowing the moment you're in will become a major memory, recognizing that the season of life will be transformational. Listen