The dinosaurs (aka vintage Concept2 rowing machines) have returned to the basement for one last online race on Saturday. Although I wrote in my post last week that borrowing them from the boathouse wouldn’t be an issue in the cold weather, one of them did get some use at the boathouse this week, when the weather warmed up. So we’ll be sure to return them promptly after we finish the race.

I didn’t do as well in last weekend’s race as I would have liked, mainly because I did not pace myself well at the start and ran out of energy toward the end. But, every race is a learning experience. Along those same lines, here’s a fun dinosaur-themed graphic:

I’m not just a hatchling anymore, but haven’t yet reached my full powers! Whatever you may be working on at present, keep in mind that there is always space for improvement, and don’t be too hard on yourself.

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to “give this planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.” Visit her site to find more Nurturing Thursday posts and a list of frequent contributors.


  1. Sorry to hear you didn’t do well on the race, but as you said, there is always room for learning. Hope this weekend you are more fun.

    • Thanks Elizabeth, I had a better start today and did not feel so drained at the finish. My time wasn’t much improved, though, because I still could not manage much of a sprint at the end. Looks like I just need to train more and keep working on it. This is only my second year of regularly using a rowing machine, so I am sure that I must have plenty of space for improvement.

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