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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Fall training for the HOTC
Ever since Cuyahoga, all the focus has been on the Head of the Charles. I will be racing in two events, the Senior Masters Women’s coxed four and a Director’s Challenge Mixed 8+. Continue reading
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Thumbs…Up? Down? My Rowing Life in 2022
Thumbs up or thumbs down? The summary of how life as a Masters athlete has been going in 2022. It took six weeks in total to work the health care system before I was sitting across from a hand orthopedist office as he said, “you need surgery and you need it fast.” Continue reading
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Holiday Challenge 2021
I don’t always do the Holiday Challenge, but I figured for my goals in 2022 it’s a good start. I set a goal for 15k a day. Continue reading
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2021 Head of the Cuyahoga
I enter the Women’s Masters 1x at the Head of the Cuyahoga, setting the goal that this will a reconnaissance row for a winning attempt in 2022. I don’t feel ready. Head of the Cuyahoga is known for its crazy and hard port side turns. But it has plenty of back-and-forth maneuvering and few straightaways. Continue reading
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2021 Hoover Fall Classic
The tour of Midwest regattas continues with the Hoover Fall Classic in Westerville. Just one event this time, the Women’s Masters 2x. Continue reading
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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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2021 Head of the Ohio
My first Head of the Ohio experience is a blast. Just four of attended, rowing a women’s 2x, men’s 2x, and then a mixed 4x. No shafts were harmed while rowing for gold. Continue reading
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2021 Masters Nationals-Day 4
I wrap up Master’s Nationals with 3 medals, two golds and a bronze, plus one 5th place in the final. Continue reading
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2021 Masters Nationals-Day 3
ally something clicks. Maybe it’s our coxswain calling about gaining seats and trying to catch a boat. Maybe it’s knowing the end is coming. Continue reading
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2021 Masters Nationals-Day 2
Today’s only race was the Women’s Open A 2x. I actually felt nervous about this one. Not sure why. Each time we row it gets better, but I think knowing many of these women are super fast and that only two advance to final added some pressure. Continue reading