Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Rowing Machine

Today was another excellent dragon boating practice. We are getting into it in a more intense manner and I really like it! I find it invigorating; my husband thinks of it more as exhausting. He still enjoys himself though!

We are both having such a great time with this sport and it is so nice to find something (else) physical that we can engage in as a couple! May 1st is our first competitive race and I officially signed up for it this evening. My hubby needs to see if he can shift something around on his schedule before he can commit, but we are hoping we will both be able to participate in the regatta. It will be so much fun!

Our team isn’t very competitive by nature. I think the majority of the people in our group come out for the social aspect and because it is such a fun way to get in some form of exercise. So, I’m not sure of what to expect come race day, but it will certainly be a new experience and one that I am very much looking forward to. I know that I am a rookie, and I probably have no chance of being asked whatsoever, but I would love for them to offer me the chance to be lead during at least one of the four races we are slated to compete in on May 1st. That would be amazing!

I can’t believe that I am a part of a water sports’ team and that I am having such a great time learning the ropes. It’s kind of surreal given where I was eight months ago. I think it’s a great example of how exercise can be genuinely enjoyed and successfully incorporated into one’s life. And I am just loving it!

- 9 glasses of water
- 1 pan-fried banana and light peanut butter wrap on a soft tortilla shell
- 3/4 cup fat free peach yogurt with 3/4 cup Fiber 1 honey clusters cereal
- 6 pieces of a California sushi roll with soy sauce
- 7 large whole grain crackers
- 1 cranberry and almond multi-grain bar
- 3 cups celery with light peanut butter
- 1 gala apple with cinnamon

- 1 hour and 5 minutes of rowing a dragon boat


  1. those last two sentences say it all.

    xo xo

  2. Dragon Boat Racing? THAT'S SO COOL! I really miss that about living in Long Beach.

  3. You are doing so awesome! Keep it up.

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  4. Eeee...! The race is going to be so much fun!