Right so the weekends so far this summer have been a bit on the crazy side. Good crazy, though…
This Sat. we had our second regatta of the season. Sadly I have no pictures of us actually racing just the team photo afterwards:
And the one of us showing off the backs of our shirt for our sponsor’s webpage:
Gotta love the Garage Bar! I mean what other bar has “brats ‘n tots” – the perfect combo of a bratwurst and tator tots? We go ever week after practice. And yes I realize that this completely negates any and all calories burned by the actual rowing.
So we did very well in our first race – a 2:32 which is 3 seconds faster than our fastest time. However in the second race…well…we were doing great – speeding to the finish line and gaining on the boat we were racing. We got to the bridge and were about to pass them for a spectacular photo finish…. And someone caught a crab. It sucked. But that’s what makes racing fun – you never know what’s going to happen. One little mistake and it’s all over.
Dexter had a great day – as our official team mascot he got lots of treats and attention:
Then Sat afternoon Matt went out to play b-ball and I spent the day “working” in the yard, and sitting on my patio knitting. It was a lovely low-key afternoon.
Sat. night, however was not so low-key. It was one of our friend’s b-days so we all went out. Funtimes. We started at Southside and then defaulted to the Bier Market and the Garage Bar… all great bars.
Anyways then Sunday after spending a good chunk of the day immobile on the couch in recovery mode we decided we needed to get our butts moving and get back to the training. So we loaded up our new packs and went to the Rocky River Reservation for some hiking:
We didn’t do anything too intense – only about 5ish miles – but we did go up and down the valley rim several times. Everything I’ve read says the best/only way to train for backpacking is to backpack. And that training for the downhill is just as important as the uphill….
So yeah… there will be lots of pics of us hiking for the next few weeks!
(5 weeks and 2 days to be exact...)