What do you all think?? Go or no?
& the first thing to pop up is a video of naked men holding trophies & oars…
Seems about right.
Just sitting here thinking about how every rower I know or have seen, rowers who are considered the fittest athletes who endure the most strenuous workouts on their own wills, are also the people that, outside the boat house, are like the laziest, food-obsessed people in the world, & the last people I would ever expect to do any form of physical activity if they had never mentioned they row.
We truly are miraculous creatures in that we can glorify our couches and pounds of peanut butter and also push ourselves to limits we refuse to awknowledge exist, & then go back to our couches. We’re also weirdos, but that’s cool too.
Happy thanksgiving !
Is there a rowing confessions tumblr? Does anyone know of one?
Sorry I’ve been a tad late replying to all of you ! I love and thank you all so much for the kind words & am oh so happy to help you all anyway I can with your questions or w/ advice .
I’ve answered this question before, but since so many keep asking, I don’t want to reveal who I row for for several reasons:
1) people from my team follow me ! & just coming out saying this is my blog after so many have talked about it is a little bit… Awkward ! Haha
2) competition I’ve met in person at regattas follow me; teams my boats have both beaten and rivaled for years & I know they’ll be trying to dig for erg scores & info like I do to them (;
3) being anonymous is just plain fun
I will tell you what I’ve told so many of you through our messages:
I’m a varsity rower of 3 years. I have an undying passion for this sport that robs me of sleep & pushes me farther beyond my limits then I ever thought possible & gives me a different perspective in life which makes me live differently, think unimaginably, and love unexpectedly.
It took me apart piece by piece and limb by limb & rebuilt me into a completely different person. One who sees the value in strenuous repetition, in pain for progress, in disappointment for future success, in fear for effort, & in teamwork for happiness.
I’ve experienced both the feeling of that glorious moment of absolute victory & triumph and that feeling of hopeless loss & failure; a combination of instances fueling me & driving me to want more out of this passion.
My coaches are my some of my best friends (when they’re not judging me from the launch) & rowing isn’t just something I’ve been going through the motions of, but its something I’ve been studying too so I could get the most out of myself as possible.
It’s a sport that controls my every move, influences my heart, & ignites my greatest fears and dreams. And that’s not always a good thing for my health, my conscious, my grades, my lifestyle, my decisions, my social life (lol wut’s that), but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Just part of the crew cult I guess!
So if any of this makes you think I can help you out at all, keep the messages coming! I love them so much guys, I really do!
& thank you all for the continued support. Ya’ll are awesome (obviously, you’re all rowers).
Maybe some day I’ll tell you all. Gotta make it mad dramatic though. Until then,