Soulnoid's Journal, 21 April 2013

Day 453- Today is the day! Today I start my adventure of rowing. I have my first class this morning and it is cold.... Today I think we are inside but the rest of the week we are outside and it appears it will be cold all week. Even colder when your out on the water.

Rowing has been something I have always wanted to do sense I was a little kid and saw the movie Oxford Blues. Not sure what it was in that movie that got me going?

I am hoping there is a spot for me on one of their 8 man teams, but I am pretty short5'7" on a good day, lol. If they have a light weight team I am fine. They make everyone go through their training coarse before you can join the club so I hope it is not to basic, I was on a the Purdue rowing team for about a month, but never got on the water (I left Purdue before I got my chance.) The other schools I attended did not have teams, so it has been 20yrs sense I got a my last chance.

This was one of my 2 major goals when I started this journey a little over a year ago.

So part of their requirements I had to pass a swim test yesterday. I had to swim 50yds, tread water for 3 mins and float for 3 mins. All I can say is I run 20+ miles a week and those few mins in the pool KILLED ME! I was breathing very hard after the 50yds. Just proved to myself that I thought I was going to do a triathlon of any sort this year, I am crazy! I need to add swimming to my workouts, but that means another membership and more $$$.

Ok, I know I said I would share a diet tip in the next journal, but I promise it will be the next one. The topic needs it's own entry.

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I love to swim too. Good luck with your rowing! 
21 Apr 13 by member: iamachristianjesusfreak
I consider myself lucky! My gym has a pool. Its only 20m long, but its perfect to take the occasional plunge. I am not too keen on getting wet, but it is always good to have the option. Looking forward to your next diet tip :) Let us know how you get on with training. 
22 Apr 13 by member: schmetterling34
Oohh I hope rowing went well. Sounds like a lot of fun, great way to get in some exercise!!  
22 Apr 13 by member: Bkeller1023
Good luck! Hope all went well :-) 
22 Apr 13 by member: thynes
Rowing sounds exciting ..... Re the swimming ... Each to their own... I guess we can't be good at everything. That wouldn't be fair LOL 
22 Apr 13 by member: Sk1nnyfuture

     
 

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