About Damn Time: The 2017 World Rowing Championships

It has been over a year since I last posted on the night of the 2016 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremonies. A lot--a whole lot--has happened since then. The abbreviated version: We finished 6th in the world in Rio after beating out two-time World Champions and Olympic gold medal favorites, New Zealand by 0.05 seconds in …

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RACE DAY: The Waiting Game

There is something torturing about having a midafternoon race. As a rower, you're used to the early morning routine. Wakeup. Eat. Train. Eat. All well before 10am. On a race day that involves a 3:17pm race time, this disrupts the schedule of both the body and mind. I woke up early, stared at the ceiling for a …

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Last Day of “Canley” 2011

Waking up this morning, it definitely feels like I've been sleeping on a pull-out sleeper, sharing a bed with my double partner -- in addition to sharing an entire basement floor with the other two members of my quad.  My skin is bronzed, even a a little burnt from spending an average eight hours in the sun every day of the past …

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Ohh Canada!

It's Wednesday of the 129th Royal Canadian Henley Regatta in St. Catharine's, Ontario and I've just finished "Breakfast for Dinner" with my teammates for the week. We're resting and hanging out tonight, looking forward to sleeping in past 530am, as our first race isn't until nearly 1pm tomorrow. A treat. After Club National Championships a few weeks ago, …

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Resolutions to Rio

So I might be a few days late but I think resolutions are to be made on a continual basis. Who's really watching deadlines? Don't get me wrong, it is wonderful to mark the turn of a new calendar year with (hopefully) life-improving statements and more importantly plan(s) for follow-through and results. But resolutions shouldn't …

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