I’ll be traveling to the Independence Day regatta in Philadelphia this weekend with my husband and some of our teammates. I haven’t rowed there before, and neither has my husband, but we’ll be racing both our singles and our double.

Rowing on an unfamiliar river in a single is rather daunting because it is so small and tippy, compared to larger team boats. My women’s double partner Deb will be rowing her single too. She is better in a single than I am, but she still says she is nervous. It gets a little better each time, though.

Word-art that says, "Courage doesn't mean you don't get afraid. Courage means you don't let fear stop you." -Bethany Hamilton

Nurturing Thursday was started by Becca Givens and seeks to encourage self-nurturing and to “give the planet a much needed shot of fun, support and positive energy.”


  1. This is exciting! The unknown is always scary but at the end it is only another path. Good luck to you and enjoy your time.

    • Thanks Elizabeth! We had fun traveling, although my single race was a bit more of an adventure than I might have wanted! I’ll write about that soon 🙂

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