I finally got out on the water! YAY!!
I signed up for a lesson right before the coach was going in for a shoulder surgery, so I was glad to get one lesson in.
The lesson went pretty well. He said he wouldn't have thought I had been off the water for 12+ years. He gave me the go-ahead to be able to row with the club members. So! I got on the water for a second time that week too! YAY! That time in a sculling quad boat with four people.
It wasn't bad for my first and second time in the boat.
Excited to get out and do more. Getting out in the quad definitely made me want to be able to get out on the water by myself even more quickly. I like the team part, but also feel like I am holding people back, even if I'm not. Because I am new to sculling, people think of me as not being very good, and that's tough. I am always up for learning and getting better, so I liked that aspect, but I am excited to row on my own and learn to push myself. I think I like sweeping in a group better and sculling with less people, but you have to start somewhere. So I will keep going and learning until I can get out there on my own!
Checkout the video for some footage of my first time rowing in a double and sculling!
Here is a blog/vlog documenting my journey from thought to execution. Current plan: 2021 - hike to Everest base camp. 2022 - row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.