It certainly has been a long time since I wrote anything here but it’s not that I haven’t had anything to write, it’s just that I’ve been busy. After coming back from the World Championships I found that my trike was damaged and needed repair before I could ever get on it. The damage unfortunately was a lot worse than I thought and it looks like I will have not only a fixed back axle but a new frame as well compliments of Liv Cycling Australia! Talk about support! They are second to none and if you know of any female who wants to buy a bike I would suggest buying one of their’s!
So what have I been doing you might ask? Well yes back to my rowing roots, with blistered hands, sore hips and a bad back I am back in Boston to tackle for one last time the Head of The Charles Regatta in an LTA4+ boat. We are racing under the St. George Rowing Club based in Sydney. So as soon as I was back from the States I jumped into a number of boats at my own club, the Melbourne Rowing Club and also had a couple of training camps in Sydney with the rest of the crew. Now I know that I have said this before…funny enough after last year’s HOCR that I would never row again, well this time I mean it. It has been a very fine balancing act of trying to train and keeping my body in working order. Sweep rowing (rowing with one oar) does not like me and I have had numerous appointments over the past month and a half with physio’s, chiropractor and massage therapy just to be able to get in this boat and row.