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The ONE post about ‘him’

roo1 - The ONE post about 'him'
My husband doesn’t feature much on here..let’s just say he gets a little embarrassed by the whole idea of being the center of any attention.  BUT, in saying that I just couldn’t let today’s event slide without so much of a mention on my blog.. because I am so damn proud!
Andrew comes from the country and grew up playing rugby union so it’s pretty much polar opposites of what I grew up doing.  When we first met, he moved to the coast and it was here that he was introduced to the ocean and his ocean endeavour
roo2 - The ONE post about 'him'
Our first outing on a ski was quite a few years ago BC (before children) and I do remember him feeling quite anxious as we were paddling out to sea (and sighting some marine life).  I loved seeing him out of his comfort zone, but I also knew that it would be a feeling he would chase again.  It progressed from many spills to gaining enough balance to ride waves which was a big achievement in itself.
roo3 - The ONE post about 'him'
Today Andrew competed in his first ever ocean ski race.  It was not a huge swell but the winds were side on and enough to challenge even the best.  With a few little tricks of the trade under his belt (waxing ski seat, getting suncream off hands with dry sand) he was all set to go in the 10km event
roo4 - The ONE post about 'him'
To be honest I thought he would finish back further than he did so it was a great effort to beat many others had had previous race experience. More than anything, I just loved the fact that he pushed himself out of his comfort zone and gave it a go.  It was nice being on the beach supporting him, rather than it being the other way around and he inspired me more than he will ever know.x
roo5 - The ONE post about 'him'
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