Monthly Archives: August 2013

Nationals over…now what?

They say it takes 21 days to make a habit stick.  I’ve spent over 365 in the habit of waking early, working out, and eating well. Monday morning, my first day off from a year’s worth of training, I woke … Continue reading

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Sunday at Master’s Nationals

Another before sunrise alarm woke me up in time to prep my gear for the final day of competition at Nationals and to shovel down oatmeal and bananas. I dressed in my cleaned uniform and signature red hat for the … Continue reading

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Saturday at Master’s Nationals

The day broke with me scrambling behind and rumbling in the distance. I’d slept poorly because of a lightning storm popping all around our house. Alan asked at some ungodly hour, “Are you awake?” “Yes, I’m awake.” “Crazy storm.” “Yep.” … Continue reading

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Friday at Master’s Nationals

With no scheduled events for me today, I took my time to cheer on my stroke seat racing in the Mixed A 2x and other rowing friends, explore the venue, rest, and prepare for the next two days. Five seat … Continue reading

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Thursday at Nationals

Wow!  What a day! The alarm blasted off at 5:15 a.m.  I move like a snail in the mornings, no matter what, even on such a day as the first day of US Rowing Master’s Nationals Championships.  Brushing my teeth, … Continue reading

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Master’s Nationals Eve

I logged to see “12 hours to go!” The time is over!  I have logged 133 days on the water with an estimated 1,101,100 kilometers, and 76 days on the erg (although I started keeping track of that a bit … Continue reading

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Preparing for Masters Nationals

In the days leading up to Wednesday, there are tons of details to take care of.  Today, we addressed the boats.  As one club rower put it today, “Boats are the worst part of rowing.  They are a hassle! And … Continue reading

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