Saturday, April 14, 2012
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For the last few months, they have trained with Matt in DC and worked tirelessly to build their speed, endurance, strength, race plan, technique -- all the many large and small skills that are essential to competing at this level.
They went to CA with high hopes, confidence in each other and their combined and individual abilities, and the will to win.
As a mom, when I hear my daughter pumped up and full of excitement about a race, certain that she is going to win, I don't say "but what if you don't win?" I don't say this for somewhat the same reason I try not to say to myself, "but what if you don't live through the summer?"
When she hears my voice in her head, I want her to hear "YOU CAN DO IT."
This would have been the end of it. Third place. Pack up the boat and your belongings, go home, mourn the end of your career and hopefully rejoice at your successes and the amazing people you grew to know and love along the way, and start a different life, a different way of living.
At this point, I am amazed but also thankful to them because their decisions made it possible for Sarah and Margot to have another go. More about that in another post.
row2k. If you are a rowing enthusiast, you most likely are very familiar with this site. Not only does it post news about just about any rowing event you can think of, but it has wonderful photo galleries that are preserved online.
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