Canoe race on The Fox Valley
|Well the day started out
great, it was sunny and everyone was ready to go. But
that was not the mindset two hours later after the 14 mile
trip down the Fox Valley River. Russ and his
boating/navigation partner finished late in the pack, in
fact we all thought that we had lost them. But
everyone knew with Russ and Chris on a boat, there was no
race was long, the competition was tough (for some), and
hand pains were plentiful. Gloves were the savior of
the day and anyone who wanted a little edge had them.
You can see the fellow (left) behind Chris also wearing
gloves along with his fashionable T-shirt. Only the
best competitors needed the gloves, or maybe it was because
of soft hands.
|After two hours of paddling it was time for
some well earned rest and maybe some muscle relaxation
wouldn't hurt. Chris took advantage of the free
facilities at the finish line. There was a nice
convenient tent where people were giving FREE
massages. Well, Chris jumped all over that one and
here he is pictured (right) as he was getting his massage
after the extremely demanding canoe race.
easy! All you had to do was consult the personable
fellow wearing the striking gray polo who was standing in front
of the tent. (pictured on the far right) and he would get
you all signed up for you free muscle relaxation
session. You should have seen the look on his face,
this free session worked like a charm. Easily
dissipating any pain from the extensive paddling done
better... If you can see in the back (above and
Chris you can see that everyone was doing it! This was
not for people with problems, this was the real thing.
Behind Chris there is an old lady with just the same problem
as Chris! This massage idea was a hit, a variety of
ages and athletic conditions were all taken care of under
this roomy tent.
|I have to thank the Fox Valley Park
District for all their hospitality, especially the free
massages. The people giving massages were
incredible, taking a wide variety of people, from the
whole spectrum and helping them with whatever hurt.
Although they cant fix every problem that you may have,
they can relieve any pain and leave you with a smile.