"You get to that point where you have nothing at all left to give. Last 500 of a race Last half mile of a sprint Your quads feel like they have knives in them. You can’t hear anything but your body begging you to stop. And then you look over…. that guy who’s been keeping up with you the whole race is right your brain shuts off, the hair on the back of your neck stands up and you do exactly what you’ve been training to do. YOU PUT YOUR MOTHER FUCKING LEGS DOWN AND YOU DO NOT QUIT. Because no matter how bad it hurts, there’s nothing worse than seeing that smug bastard’s face at the finish line because you couldn’t push it hard enough."
I've had to stop rowing this season because of a shoulder injury. It's been horrible seeing all the updates from my teammates about regattas, and with Crew Classic coming up, I am dying to get back on the water. Your tumblr has helped a lot in making this recovery period bearable! Keep it up!
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If only you knew how much I love messages like these. You are so incredibly sweet & I wish you a speedy recovery! My team has experienced one injury after another and each worse than the last, but with time each has worked hard and come back stronger! Good luck! Hope to see you on the water soon!
"Physiologists claim the rowing a 2k take the same physical toll as playing two back-to-back basketball games."