Monday, July 2, 2012
On Friday I did something I love, but haven't really done in 25 years. I rowed. In 2009 I went out for a very short paddle, but on Friday I got into a Quad (4 rowers, 2 oars each) with 3 other good rowers and we rowed...hard! Did power 10's, raced some 8's (they were novices, but still) and really were pretty smooth. My three sons are taking a learn to row camp at the Detroit Boat Club Crew, and the coach, knowing I am a former High School, College, and Club rower invited me to dress appropriately and join them for a row on my 'day off' on Friday. Thursday night I could hardly sleep with fear and anticipation. But once we got in the boat and paddled away from the dock it all came back (like riding a bike). Two of my sons (the 16 and 14 year olds) are talking about joining the team in the Fall (we homeschool, but since it is a club team with kids from multiple schools they can join in). And yes, if they do I will consider joining the Masters team and start rowing regularly again. It is a good goal to work towards for fitness, and to continue the fitness while doing it!