Well, once again I've taken a day after my final to think things over, and figure out how to best approach a blog re-cap. There are a lot of things that I want to include in this blog, and not all of them are appropriate, rational, or kind. But what I do include here today … Continue reading Back to the Drawing Board
After waiting around the hotel for a few days, we finally got to stretch our legs and get back to work during this afternoon's semifinal. We had an excellent draw, which allowed us to line up next to the other medalists from Lucerne (Poland and Bulgaria) whose lineups have also remained unchanged, in order to … Continue reading Two Down, One to Go
Where does all the time go? All I did was race today, and still it's 9:30 p.m. and the blog I wanted to write hasn't yet written itself... damn. Ok, so we raced our heat today. It wasn't great, it wasn't terrible, it was a solid, fairly consistent effort that got us out of it … Continue reading Race Day #1
I have survived another year. And so for the second consecutive year, I celebrated my birthday in the middle of a trip with the senior national team. Birthday festivities yesterday for the big 2-6 included: rowing, getting a butt massage, wearing a pretty green and purple t-shirt with a peacock on it, and trying to … Continue reading Birthday Wishes…and Heats
We had a great day in Poznan today for a couple of shorter rows. The water was flat and quick in race direction for our morning work and then again for our steady state this afternoon, which was a nice change from the 18mph wind we had yesterday (complete with Polish whitecaps, which are just … Continue reading Is it Wednesday Yet?
Going in to day four of our trip to Poland, the time is upon us to undertake one of most important tasks of an elite athlete in pursuit of a World Championship medal: laundry. Though the necessity of clean laundry on a trip like this one is largely negotiable for the majority of our teammates-- … Continue reading What’s That Smell?