Mighty Life List
Sep 25 2009

Rolling a Kayak, the movie!

Bryan spent many hours with iMovie putting this together. Thanks, mister:

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30 Responses to “Rolling a Kayak, the movie!”

  • Meredith Says:

    Way to go!! I was freaking out with you on those first tries.

  • Erica Lucci Says:

    Congratulations! It was awesome to see you do it. Such a cool accomplishment! Your bravery is inspiring.

  • Renee Says:

    I can easily say that rolling a kayak or anything of that nature is NOT on my life list. I don’t do extreme water anything. I love the water, but I’m more of a lazy river kind of girl.

  • Sarah Says:

    I’m dying to know whether or not every muscle in your back (shoulders? abs? chest? what do you use, exactly, to not panic and roll yourself upright?) was sore the next day.

  • rachel Says:

    I was thinking about how my neck started hurting, just watching the video…then I almost started crying at the end, when you said, “Well, that was weird!”

  • Powered by Tofu Says:

    Awesome! adding this to my list. :)

  • Amanda Says:

    The first minute totally gave me an anxiety attack. Awesome job! I’m not sure if I would have made it FOUR hours!

  • Toni Says:

    I’m with Sarah, it would seem to me that 4 hours of that would leave you in pain for a few days. I love the purple kayak! Way to go, Maggie!

  • Patsy Says:

    I remember my first roll. It took so long for me to figure it out. When I FINALLY got back up it was one of the best feelings EVER!


  • Nicole Says:

    It looks SO EASY when you finally do it, like it’s nothing at all. isn’t that funnny?

  • liz Says:

    Awesome! I love conquering fears. Love the music. Isn’t that used on the Benny Hill show?!?!?

  • Jennifer Says:

    Seriously that, like, almost made me cry. Way to go Maggie!!!!!

  • denise Says:

    i tried kayaking for the first time this summer and it is harder than it looks. plus the instructors scared the crap out of me before i started. they didn’t have a lot of faith in me – maybe because i don’t look athletic. i couldn’t figure out what you were talking about with the paddle in the other post. thanks for the video!

    good job sticking with it. it looks horrifying.

  • Beth Says:

    “Good job, Mom.” Cutest.

  • Dave M Says:

    I drowned just watching that. Water + me = bad. Good job, indeed!

  • Maria Says:

    But you don’t look like you were suffering at all. Awesome triumph! Loved the musical choice too. He he!

  • amy Says:

    Too freaky!! The clip took awhile to load so on two attempts you were underwater long enough to kill yourself. And the assistants just stood there, frozen like!! ;(

    Way to go gal, would love to kayak!

  • Lynda Says:

    That’s WONDERFUL! YAY!

    Hank’s so darn cute!

  • northerngurl Says:

    I just got a kayak this year but haven’t rolled it. Love kayaking. Awesome job.

  • cjm Says:

    Yep, a few tears sprung up. I would have never lasted 4 hours. Would totally freak out being “trapped” underwater.

  • elsie Says:

    oh myyyyyyy goooddnessssss that FIRST take where the two other women just stood there while you were upside down in the water…. aiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!

    that would have been my first and last attempt – you ROCK!!

  • kristen Says:

    I always wanted to learn to do this and never got around to it, even though my college had regular swimming pool clinics in how to roll. I just added it to my list. Great job!

  • Dani Says:

    Anything is funnier with the Benny Hill soundtrack. I think my life needs that soundtrack on all the time!

  • Sam Says:

    I think that was fantastic! Looks like a workout. Way to stick it out for four hours! Totally inspiring.

  • Jenn Bo Says:

    Congratulations! It was so cool to see you learn to roll. I bet it was just as hard as it looked. =)

  • Kelly Says:

    You are super ballsy. That is awesome.

  • Chelsea Talks Smack Says:

    Totally awesome, yay!

  • carmen Says:

    Good for you for not panicking. I would have scratched someone’s eyes out from the fear. Cannot wait until you do the ice hotel thing…that is also in my list and definitely will be checking that adventure out.

  • tara Says:

    dang! you stuck with it for four hours? truly impressive. i almost started to cry…

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