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US Rowing Masters Nationals, Day 1 Recap

I’m not super-superstitious in general, but as rowers we have our routines. Our lucky charms. I woke up with a good feeling. All morning Caelan told me I, “had a ladybug on my back.” Then our rented quad had a cricket in it.
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It Sucks to Be An “A” Masters Rower

A reporter recently interviewed me about rowing. I prepared by researching the growth of Master’s Rowing in the U.S. Shocking fact: the “A” age group is the most populated. Seriously? There are more “A’s” than anything else?  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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Ergatta Accomplished

We’re walking and Alan says, “I’d like to go to REI sometime soon and try on some climbing shoes.” “Well,” I say. “Cincinnati Indoor is this coming weekend. We could go and make a day of it.” So, literally, six … Continue reading

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Mud, Buoys, and Handicaps: The Sarasota Invitational Regatta

I have attended four of the five Sarasota Invitational Regattas (I missed the first one because we were hunting for a place to live, ironically, in Sarasota) and this year’s SIR was the first one with GREAT weather.  Sunshine, 70s, … Continue reading

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My First 1x Head Race

I woke up with light in my face and worried my alarm had not functioned. I cracked an eye. The clock glowed green, “1:36 a.m.” I reached out, pushed the clock away, and closed my eyes. At the proper time, … Continue reading

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Life After Racing

There is a life off the water. You can eat. You can drink. You can sleep in and travel without feeling guilty if you miss a workout. You can have fun on the water. I’ve done all of those. Last … Continue reading

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