June 14, 2013 in At the Helm
My pregnant months have been quite different then most women. In the past 8 ½ months I have done very little differently. I have tried to motivate myself to stay constantly active. I am a 2x World Champion Kayaker and there is nothing I enjoy more than being out on the water. When I got pregnant with my Husband Nick, we knew it was going to be hard for me to take time off kayaking. Little did I know that I would still be boating today. I asked the doctor right off the bat, can I kayak. The doctor then asked me how often I usually do, and my response was at least once a day. They say that your body is accustomed to certain things and if you continue those things on a regular basis you should be fine throughout the most of your pregnancy. This is assuming that you are having a low risk pregnancy with no complications. Luckily for me I am, and I have made a point to paddle as much as I possibly can, keeping my body and baby up to speed with boating.
I do sink my boat, and I cant compete at the same level I usually could, but that doesn’t matter to me. What matters is that I get that 2 hour break a day from everything to just enjoy being on the water. Movement is what puts a baby to sleep, which is why when I lay down at night and I am not moving, he wakes up and makes sure to remind me that he is capable of hurting my ribs with his feet. So when I am paddling on the water I am very fortunate that I have only had a few times where he is fully awake and reminding me that he is along for the ride. Read the rest of this entry →
June 13, 2013 in At the Helm
Posted by Emily Jackson, 10/06/2013
Go Pro Mountain Games Final Wrap Up
The Go Pro Games has ended as of last night. It was filled with a ton of amazing events kayaking and beyond. From Slacklining World Champs to Bouldering World Cups, to some serious kayaking action.
It started on Thursday with the Homestake Steep Creek Race. This year had the most spectators I have ever seen at the course and there wasn’t even parking available by the time the race was beginning. We had several Karmas on the race course with Dane, EJ, Ben Stookesberry, Chris Korbulic, Hunt Jennings, Nick and Courtney. They changed the format with the race this year with 2 qualifying runs instead of 1, followed by a single run in the end if you made the cut. The mens cut to 5, women to 3. Read the rest of this entry →
May 14, 2013 in At the Helm
May 10, 2013– Jackson Kayak’s New Kilroy, Sit-Inside Fishing Kayak Hits Retail Floors
Jackson Kayak began shipping its latest innovation-laden fishing kayak, The Kilroy, to dealers world-wide this past week. The Kilroy is a specialized sit-inside kayak and comes to the market logistically set up for both fishing and hunting. The Kilroy is set up with integrated storage, gear management design, convenient YakAttack and RAM integration, Hi/lo seating, and improved standability all in a kayak aimed at keeping the paddler high and dry.
Reference: http://jacksonkayak.com/jk-kayaks/kayak-fishing/2013-kilroy/ Read the rest of this entry →
April 11, 2013 in At the Helm
Sending it on a fun ledge.
“Those few who can successfully negotiate the whitewater in the Middle Fork Feather Gorge will share the wilderness adventure of a lifetime.” James Cassidy, California Whitewater, 3rd ed. Read the rest of this entry →
March 29, 2013 in At the Helm
I have some good news. I was able to stay upright and finish first at the Wind River Race in Washington last weekend
It is about a 3.5 mile, 20 minute head-to-head boatercross sprint down class IV whitewater. My friend Susan was right on my stern coming down through the crux of the rapids in a section called Ram’s Horn, so it definitely kept me motivated to paddle hard. She got some point of view pics of me in my green boat (attached).
It was a cold, rainy day but the event organizers had warm chili and two kegs waiting for us at the finish line! Another great day on the water. Read the rest of this entry →