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.