Paddle Sports Lifestyle: Finding Your Epic Adventure Through Kayaking and Paddling

Discover new horizons and push the limits of what’s possible! Hosts Kim Peek + friends interview outdoor sports experts who help you build confidence and skill so you can dare to dream and embrace adventure.  Kim is a relatively new paddler who decided to take on  a daunting adventure that only the experienced dare to tackle: The MR340, a multi-day, 340 mile paddle race along the Missouri River.  With a lot to learn in a short amount of time, this first season of the podcast dives deep into the world of paddling. Learn along with Kim, her friends and crew as they get a crash course on gear, gadgets, safety, techniques and more.  Each episode provides insights, tips, and advice on how to enhance your skills, conquer new challenges, and find your own epic adventure on the water.

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Episodes

Friday Sep 08, 2023

It's not too early to start preparing for the 2024 MR340. In this episode, Kim shares what she will do differently for next year - and she provides an overview of her upcoming training plans.
If you're in the Kansas City area, and are looking for someone to train with, please contact Kim at Kim AT IrisDigitalMediaGroup DOT com to connect with reliable training partners who value water safety.
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Want a quick way to shop for your 2024 MR340 experience? Check out my "What's on the boat?" list! Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
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Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!
 

Tuesday Aug 22, 2023

In this episode, Kim explores how taking a step back from rigorous training post-MR340 can be a catalyst for enhanced performance. She shares how diversifying interests and maintaining strong social connections can contribute to a robust mental resilience, setting the stage for a successful return to the water.
Tune in to discover how to strike a balance between exertion and relaxation, and transform your 'break' into an essential component of your training regimen.
 
Related Articles / References:
Book by Steve Magness referenced in this episode (Amazon Affiliate link): Do Hard Things: Why We Get Resilience Wrong and the Surprising Science of Real Toughness
Want a quick way to shop for your 2024 MR340 experience? Check out my "What's on the boat?" list! Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!
 

Wednesday Aug 16, 2023

In this episode, we delve into the power of the words and how they shaped our experiences and perceptions during the challenging MR340. Kim talks about how they used the open-label placebo effect, where the mere belief in the benefit of a non-active substance or treatment can lead to actual improvements. This fascinating psychological phenomenon demonstrates the power of positive thinking and its tangible effects on our physical capabilities. Additionally, Kim shares some mental distraction games, a technique often used by endurance athletes to maintain focus during grueling events, and encourages listeners to begin working on their mental muscle in the off season.
Want a quick way to shop for your 2024 MR340 experience? Check out my "What's on the boat?" list! Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
 
Related Articles / References:
Meaning of Mr. Blue Sky at SongTell
What is an Open Label Placebo?
ARTICLE: The weird science of the placebo effect keeps getting more interesting
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 

Monday Aug 07, 2023

The 2023 MR340 was not just a race; it was a heroic quest against the merciless elements, an epic saga of human resilience and determination that will be remembered for a long time. Join Kim as she relives the thrilling moments, and the trials and triumphs of her training partners, as they braved through unforeseen challenges as they made their way from Kaw Point, trying to beat the Reaper to St. Charles.
Settle in, for this is one tale you wouldn't want to miss.
 
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!

Monday Jul 31, 2023

Race week has finally arrived and excitement is at fever pitch! If you are listening to this on Monday, July 31st, the team is busy dropping boats off at Kaw Point, ensuring the kayaks are positioned for the imminent 7 AM start on August 1st.
This episode delves into the training activities that took place in the final 10-day stretch leading up to the race. You'll also get a brief overview of the race plan, including nutrition, hydration, and sleeping arrangements.
It's game on—let the adventure begin!
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!
 
 
 
 

Thursday Jul 27, 2023

Next week is RACE WEEK! After months of training, planning, and dedication, our group is primed and ready for the exhilarating challenge that lies ahead: the MR340. This isn't merely a race; it's a testament to human strength, endurance, and the indomitable spirit of camaraderie.
The racers have each weathered their own storms of adversity during their preparation, transforming them into lessons learned and strategies for success. From managing physical exhaustion and mental fatigue to balancing rigorous training with daily life, they've each carved a unique path in their journey to RACE WEEK.
As they stand on the cusp of this monumental challenge, tune in to discover the invaluable insights they've gleaned.
 
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!
 
 
 
 

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

In this episode, we dive into the trials and excitement of The Freedom Race, a  63-mile race along the Lamine and Missouri Rivers. You'll hear about the unexpected challenge the racers faced - and the lessons learned along the way. The MR340 is just 3 weeks after the Freedom Race, and if you're listening when this episode goes live - ONE WEEK AWAY!
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!

Friday Jul 21, 2023

In this episode, we dive into the mental aspects of training and explore why people willingly choose to take on difficult challenges like the MR340. We discuss the reasons why we push ourselves to the limit, the satisfaction that comes from overcoming those barriers, and the lessons we learn along the way. 
Join us as we celebrate the human spirit and explore the profound beauty of taking on hard things.
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Amazon Storefront - WHAT WAS ON MY BOAT
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!

Wednesday Jul 19, 2023

Join us for an adrenaline-fueled episode as we delve into the thrilling second day of the MR340 training trip that takes an unexpected turn and causes Kim to face some fears.
We'll unravel the lessons learned from this experience, gaining insights into the importance of adaptability and contingency planning in the world of paddle sports.
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!

Monday Jul 17, 2023

Listen as Kim shares the good, the bad, and the ugly moments from a recent two-day training adventure through the heart of the MR340: a 124 stretch from Waverly to Cooper's Landing. From the moment the group launched, the training partners faced every obstacle the river threw at them.
Through this intense training experience, they discovered the true essence of teamwork, perseverance, and the indomitable spirit of the paddle sports lifestyle.
Tune in as Kim shares the details of this adventure in training for the MR340.
Whether you're an experienced paddler, an outdoor enthusiast, or simply curious about the incredible feats of human endurance, this episode will inspire and captivate you. 
 
Connect with Kim and Paddle Sports Lifestyle:
Instagram: @PaddleSportsLifestyle  / @kimberlylpeek
Kim's Amazon Storefront with links to favorite gear
Paddle Sports Lifestyle website and blog
MR340: July 23-26, 2024 - https://mr340.org/
 
Buy Paddling Shirts and Gift Items at the Paddle Sports Lifestyle Store!
 
 

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