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: motivation
Training Update: Back on the water!
May and June have been a busy month. Getting used to this summer-only rowing season is challenging. So many little muscles that are hard to train on land! Continue reading
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Rowing Update: Training Resumes, Loneliness, and Testing
I reached a point where trying to be in top-notch shape was stressing me. And what’s the point? The 2020 racing season is a bust. So I’ve been taking the last few weeks “off.” Continue reading
March 2020: 31 Days That Rocked the World
When I began March, I thought I’d try making short diary entries throughout the month rather than dumping all at the end. I had no idea this would be a fortuitous decision, as coronavirus interrupted our daily lives and routine. Continue reading
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The Winter Slog
February was humble-uary. The only goal was to get moving again. Mission, accomplished. Continue reading
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Bi a Tri: Disaster & Redemption
A triathlon is so far out of my wheelhouse, I started feeling a bit nervous last night because I had no idea what to expect. I’m competitive, so naturally I wanted to do well. But with zero experience at swimming … Continue reading
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This Little Rowing Notebook is Mine
This little book is mine/ I use it all the time/ To write the workouts I do/ And how much faster I grew. Maybe I’m a little old school in actually writing the workout results down. I could snap … Continue reading
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Training Weekend for the Pair
“Spring training” came and went too fast. I escaped the Long Winter for a weekend water training in the 2- in Sarasota! I left with tender hands tender, a sunburn, and new thoughts on my training regime. Things I learned … 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