The team is gearing up for a big regatta this Sunday! Eastern Sprints is in Massachusetts this year. It’s really close to the town I lived in when I was younger. My best friend in the entire world is going to try to make it and I’m super excited about that.
But, I’m also really nervous for the races. I get pretty anxious to begin with. I’ve been practicing the race plan, making sure I have the wording of the shifts down and knowing where the ‘moves’ go. I also have to become familiar with traffic patterns of the river. Yikes. Lots to do!
Whenever it rains in DC, the Potomac River gets congested with logs. When we arrived at the boathouse this morning at 6:15 (AH!) the river was so so so full of logs. I’m talking entire trees! It was insane! Obviously we couldn’t launch any boats, so we ended up having an erg practice. The assistant coach (who’s an extremely experienced coxswain) went over the race course with the other coxswain and me.
After practice, I had to go through the first half of the race plan with guys so they could visualize the race. It’s really awkward for me to call the race on land. (I’ve called entire races on a bus ride to a regatta once… Way awkward.)
Anyways, speaking of rowing… I found this bracelet from A. Tierney. I just love anything related to crew! How adorable is this!