I was an international canoe racer and coach for several years, paddling both Canoe and Kayak in sprint and marathon races. Selected to race for the GB team but sadly political events prevented my olympic attendance, but did compete in the world championships. I still paddle for recreation, and live next to a nice rural canal which gives me a lovely environment relax in while keeping mind and body fit together.
Cycling, my partner and I cycled round the world for 6 yrs, touring though abut 40 countries and covering about 36,000 miles in that time. We still ride from time to time but only short day rides nowadays.
As the slogan says – just do it !