In 2018 I learned a few new things and I forgot to write about them. In August, Sam and I decided to learn how to row. In order to do it, we had to join a rowing club in Philadelphia. A friend recommended checking out the Bachelors Barge Club. We went to a meeting at the club and decided to join. We had lessons in the fall, but it got too cold so we had to stop until the spring.
I admit, that I’ve already fallen in the river one time. That part was not too great. I lost my sunglasses to the Schuylkill River and the coach lost his metal cane. I did precisely what he told me to do and then fell right out of the boat. My
I really enjoy rowing on the river and am excited to be able to take a boat out on my own. It’s a nice workout and you get access to some nature. I am not interested in competing, but using it as a way to work out and get some personal reflection time.
As soon as it is warm enough, I’ll be back on the river. Until then, I am trying to do a little bit of rowing in the gym each week. I can’t take a boat out until the coach tells me it is ok, but I think I should be ok with another 5 or 6 lessons.
Rowing has a lot of unknown vocabulary for me. I learned that rowing is actually called sculling. Weird.