Tuesday, April 2, 2013

that one time i joined a rowing team...

Yes, it's true. I've gone and signed up for a rowing team. Crew. Regatta. The whole floating shebang. 

Starting tonight, me and 19 of my friends will be out on the lake by my house every Tuesday and Thursday for the next 7 weeks until the big showdown on May 18 against all the other beginning teams. Pretty much, this could either be really amazing or be a back injury waiting to happen. I think I meant to do core workouts or something before this all started, but......you know...nope....

In any case, tonight it all begins with a "mandatory float and rowing safety taste." I've been instructed to wear shorts and long sleeves and bring a change of clothes. (I asked if I could wear long-sleeve shorts but no one has actually answered my question yet.) Any party where you're told to bring a change of clothes is bound to be an experience worth remembering, right?

Expect pictures and stories from these shenanigans. And many drunken sea shanties. "Whhaaaat shall we do with the drunken sailor?"

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16 comments:

Katie said...

Uh, this is awesome. I am excited to see and hear about your experience. Girl, you are going to have some BUFF arms!

Alicia said...

A rowing team? Sounds like quite the experience. Jealous!

Lydia said...

I am excited to hear your report! Ever since crew teams have graced Tempe Town Lake, I've secretly wanted to row.

Jen said...

I am kind of jealous. How in the world did you find this and how can I get in on that action? (Once I'm not, you know, completely subject to the whims of a very tiny dictator anymore.)

Emma Frances said...

I'm excited to hear more about this! How cool! And we totally sing that song to Holland all the time because her middle name is Sailor. Not the most appropriate lullaby but we like it! Haha.

KP said...

let our rowing adventure begin! (i am kinda....okay....a lot nervous).
but more excited!

Harley said...

WHAT?

this is awesome. now you need a winklevoss on each arm.

Elizabeth Downie said...

Hahaha - long sleeve shorts. Love it! Have so much fun! :)

katilda said...

I hope so! I've heard it works the core/legs the most though. So I might just be jello.

katilda said...

If I love it and do it again in the future, I'm so inviting you!

katilda said...

Next on my list is sailing, because those sailboats are out there like every Sunday!

katilda said...

haha I found it via a friend of mine....and yes, in the future, you must join!

katilda said...

I think you are officially very good parents.

katilda said...

Hey we passed the float test so WE GOT THIS!

katilda said...

I had to google "winklevoss" ....how could I forget their name? And um YES PLEASE!

katilda said...

I can now say that I can swim in a long sleeve shirt....they made us do that to test if we would drown or not. haha.