Here is the 3rd video blog in the Fire Within Series. Polly Green’s journey to her dream of winning the World Freestyle Kayak Championships. Polly talks about the importance of art, the challenge of pilates, and waka ama (outrigging).
This is the 4th video blog of A Fire Within, Polly Green’s journey to the 2011 World Freestyle Kayak Championships. On her way to the freestyle kayaking world cup in Germany she stops in California and runs into a war veteran who puts life into perspective. In Germany the river floods and the competition gets canceled.
Pecha Kucha began in Tokyo, Japan when a bunch of creative types got together, and the format has spread around the world. The idea of showing 20 slides for 20 seconds and talking about whatever you want keeps the evening moving along and highly entertaining. This is a presentation I gave in Gisborne back in April.
Video Blog – Cycling training on the coast of New Zealand
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Video Blog from the kayak competition in Wairoa, New Zealand
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I won the New Zealand Nationals on Sunday! This is a huge relief as it was my first freestyle competition out of retirement.
I was really nervous the day before the competition and not in myself, (altho I did a great back blunt in practice) I shook off the nerves on Sunday and actually felt ok going into the prelims but completely choked! I thought I was done and was pretty disappointed. By some miracle I made it through to the finals. I figured at that stage I was lucky I even got another shot and had nothing to lose as I was already in last. So I went out there and had 3 great rides! I paddled as well as I could have and was happy with that, and at that stage it didn’t even matter if I won because I knew I did the best I could. Winning was just a bonus! So I am now focused on training for the World Cup events coming up in early June in Germany and will be representing New Zealand.
Am feeling like all the hard work in the editing suite is paying off and it will be great to focus now more on training and raising money to get to Germany.
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