Hey all! Sorry this is a little (ha, multiple hours..) later than usual in being posted. I hope that all of you are staying hydrated- especially those of you out on the east coast this week. Please be careful everyone- it is so easy to not realize that you are dehydrated. Please also pay attention to your bodies- especially if you are injured! I cannot say this enough- care and prevention can keep you out of the trainer’s room more often than not.
Let’s also keep up a positive outlook though- we ended the season in the best shape our team has ever been in as a whole, and we’d all like to keep it that way. I know for sure the seniors would all love to beat the spandex off Mt Holyoke and Smith as Seven Sisters this year, and I am sure the rest of you would as well. We’re coming into the middle stretch of the summer pretty quick here, and 5K pace is going to be crucial. For those of you who joined in the spring, it will be a bit of an adjustment, but you’re all strong, capable women. Let’s keep the momentum going and be faster than the competition!
Inspirational quote for the week comes from two WSU coxswain’s views on Crew:
In no other sport is the word TEAM so meaningful as in crew. Together in a shell, eight oars and eight sliding seats act as bindings – stroke to seven, seven to six, six to five… all the way to the bow. One rower’s demon haunts the entire boat; perfection in one oarsman means nothing. A set boat and solid row is achieved solely when eight minds think identically, eight bodies melt together to form one machine… You see, it’s not about winning or losing. It’s about competition with yourself – going out there to do your very best, to give it your all, to have nothing left. It’s about supporting your teammates, pulling for them when you have all but lost faith in yourself. Crew is a sport that demands all of these things. It is not a sport of fame; it is not a sport of popularity. Rowing is above all that. Rowing is a sport of purity and strength, constantly made better by you and I.