Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Sahara Desert

This morning we had a pre-race technical practice for more technique work and to familiarize our cox’n with the waterway and crew. Mary C.  took these awesome videos of us rowing.     Isn’t it awful rowing in Sarasota? ———————————————— … Continue reading

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What sacrifices are you willing to make for your dream? When you choose to take on a task, something else must give.   We have only twenty-four hours in a day.   Sleep for maybe six or seven of those … Continue reading

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It always seems that nothing can go right when we have early morning rows.   I arrived at the boatyard around 6:05 this morning, but between late arrivals and boat issues, we didn’t strike off the sand till about 7:00 … Continue reading

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I rowed terribly today.  I’m completely disgruntled with myself.   No matter what I did, I couldn’t seem to do anything right–sync with stroke, press down at the catch, pressure on, knees down–one thing after another. My hands are even … Continue reading

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What’s the best treatment for hamburger meat?

I love vacations!  How nice to do what you want when you want, and most of all–eat all the fried green tomatoes you want!   What’s a vacation without fried green tomatoes? The worst part is coming back to rowing. … Continue reading

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No Backing Down

Imagine being an Olympian and seeing the World Record mark flashed on the screen before you.   A World Record is that honor that everyone wants to hold.  But what about the other mark?   The personal best. Everyone has … Continue reading

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