I started rowing about 8 years ago.  I’m an Asian kid who grew up in San Francisco, I did not have a clue what crew was.  Sitting in a lecture to become an art docent for my kid’s school district, I was fixated on the lecturer, well really on her arms, shoulders, ok upper torso, no idea what she was talking about.  All I could think was what does that woman do to have such great arms!  She is in great shape!  So I asked the other docents, their response,  “why that’s Melissa, she rows”.  I gotta try that!  A couple years went by and I spied an ad for an Adult Learn to Row Class, 4 sessions Saturday, Sunday 8-10am.

I can do that.

At the end of the 4 sessions, Coach Perry congratulated us and left us with these parting words, “You are now Novice rowers, see you Tuesday morning at 5:30”. Hahaha, funny, what? He wasn’t joking?

I wasn’t sure I could do that.



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