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Advice for college rowing from British university rowers

UEABC Crest University of East Anglia UEA NorwichWhen I studied at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, rowing was very amateur. Now, UEA Rowing has a Facebook Page, a Wikipedia Page, and a Student Union page for The University of East Anglia Boat Club (UEABC). Apparently, our slogan was and is ‘Fortune Favours the Brave.’ I was on a boat and actually rowed in Cambridge. And lost, then drank lots of red wine. Here’s some advice about rowing at uni from British Rowing (I am sure that the lads and ladies are brill now at the UEABC as Norwich has been approved as an England Talent Pathway for Rowing.  Here’s the list:

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Monday night Fall Team Challenge update

I added 16,643 meters over the last couple days, adding them to the 86,442 meters I had on Saturday. That puts me over 100km so far.

As of tonight, I have pulled a total of 103,085 meters towards my goal of 200,000 meters on my Model C Concept2 (with PM5 upgrade) by midnight on October 15 for the Concept2 Fall Team Challenge.

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Saturday Night Fall Team Challenge Update

I flaked on September 28th but am back today, the 29th. I rowed 11,231 meters tonight, adding it to the 75,211 meters I had already logged.

So, as of now, my total challenge meters are 86,442 meters. I’m 43.221% to my goal of reaching 200 kilometers by October 15 at midnight. Wish me luck! 

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Concept2 Fall Team Challenge

Thursday Fall Team Challenge Update

At least I am getting some meters in. Slow but sure. Wish me luck. All goes well! Commitment, dedication, and hard word—perserverance—is indeed rewarded. And I learned something: while the top competitors in a Concept2 challenge row hard and far every day of the challenge, everyone else is like the people who join a gym for their new year’s resolution: they’re hot and heavy for a week and then it all goes to pot. Life is just a game of last man standing, I guess. Lesson learned.

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A fresh and simple arugula and walnut pesto recipe from my sisters at 1970 Dogwood Street

arugula basil walnut pesto and pastaWhen Anne Haas and Jen Tucker post a recipe, I jot it down. I love pesto, though I don’t think I’ve ever had an arugula and walnut variant.

Ever since I got right with pasta and potatoes, I am back in love with lovely sauces, and pesto is one of the most refreshing, healthy, restoring, and delicious. Please enjoy this lovely, simple, recipe.

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