Welcome to my rowing diary. Here I chronicle my struggles, triumphs, and thoughts about life as an amateur masters rower.
Thank you for being part of the journey.
2019 Training Statistics
Current weight: 151
Weight goal: Get back to 150
Days on water: 8?
Days on land: Too many!
2k Erg Test: 1:55.9/spilt, 7:43.8
5k Erg Test: 20:30/ 2:03
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Tag Archives: hooch
Head of the Hooch 2021
This post is three weeks late because I had to be in the right head space to write.
The week before planned departure for the Head of the Hooch, my Grandma took a turn. I wasn’t sure I would be racing. Continue reading
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Staying on course for Head season
The first head race of our season is this weekend. At this crucial milestone, I have to admit feeling behind in my rowing training. The Hooch is looming, and while my boat is wait listed and still lacking a confirmed … Continue reading
Making the switch
The Hooch is two weeks gone, although it seems ages ago. It still stinks that we didn’t do as well as we could have. I did the math and converted the whole field’s raw times. We still came in 7th … Continue reading
Mini Hooch update
Today was like being shown a delicious plate of warm, soft cookies only to have it snatched away. We rowed well. By the end my legs were on fire and my head exploding from my rapid heart rate shoving oxygen … Continue reading
Where’s the fire?
Wow. What a long day. 5:15 a.m. my alarm went off in my cozy Amish house in Sarasota and now it’s 8:30 in Chattanooga the eve before my first Hooch. The flight to Atlanta went smoothly and I sat next … Continue reading
My crazy two weeks
Did you ever look at something and think “I can’t do this right now?” That’s been my blog for the last two weeks. There have been days where I looked at it thought–“I need to write about this–” but … Continue reading
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Worst day so far
I discovered last night we were not registered at the Head of the Hooch. Today, the last day, I went on to register us. The women’s 8+ is wait-listed.
I’ve always known that I never wanted to be a Principal or Assistant Principal. Who wants to deal with that stress? Unhappy parents, teachers, students, custodians, media! All you do is make decisions where one party is pleased and … Continue reading
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