I was at a beer tasting fundraiser thingy tonight to support the high performance rowers training in Oklahoma City. While chatting with some people I know from the boathouse, someone made reference to something I had written on the blog. I had a split second panic attack because I am really much more comfortable believing that no one reads this crap so it freaks me out to be reminded that a few people actually do read this. After my split second mental meltdown, I felt bad that I haven't written anything in forever. So, here I am with a quicky before I pass out from exhaustion.
The great Twitter experiment is over. I have decided that I don't like having my tweets automatically post to the blog. They clutter the place up too much and detract from the well thought out masterpieces that I post here. You can always click the link on the sidebar to go directly to my Twitter feed if you are interested in my little nuggets of nonsense but there will be no more tweets in the blog.
The Vipers are back on the water! Woo hoo! Watch out corporate league! We had our first team practice yesterday. It was a real light row just to let everyone get a feel for being back in the boat, but damn it felt good! I Hadn't been in a boat since last October, but I jumped right back in without skipping a beat. I was expecting to be a bit rusty, but it was like I didn't have any time off at all. It was so cool. My legs feel stronger than ever thanks to all the erging I've been doing since January.
I rowed in the stroke seat yesterday instead of my usual 7 seat. I don't know if that's a permanent change, but I like being stroke. It's a fun mental challenge to make myself row at a consistent pace even when I can feel the rest of the boat trying to rush and get off my pace. Plus, it's a port oar instead of starboard. I can do either side just fine, but port feels more natural because I get to use my right hand to feather. I really don't care what seat I'm in as long as there's room for me in the boat. I'm flexible and want the lineup that gets us the best results, but stroke is the most fun for me.
one thing I didn't miss during the off season... carrying boats. Damn those things are heavy. But the boat has to get in and out of the water somehow, so if I want to row, I guess I better not complain about carrying boats.
Finally, in case anyone was wondering, yes, I am in the early stages of panic mode since the Red Sox got swept opening weekend by the Rangers. Definitely not an ideal start to the season, but hopefully they'll shake it off and get into championship form soon.
That's it. Must sleep now. I have a couple of Flogging Molly concert stories I want to share, but it will take too long to find the right wording so I'll save it for later. Toodles.