Monday, August 01, 2005

Back on the Boat again...

Just came back from Rome flight, so am fighting off ZhouGong to write this down. The internet service was down the weekend I was in the Hotel, and the damn Farangs don't work on Sat so this is actually a back-dated blog.
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And so training for the dragon boat team has resumed. We had went on a recruitment drive recently, and did get some names on the sheet, how many will actually show up is another thing.

I'd laid off after the competition(we came in 4th, did I say that already?) and have been pigging out ever since. I more or less planted myself at Wala Wala for the whole time; gulped down Hoe's and wolfed down countless chicken wings. Along the way found 2 drinking kakis in the team who always seem to have time for one more drink!

So it was with much trepidation that I approached the 1st training last Thurs. We limbered up and were put through our paces. After the jog/sprints I puked again. Looks like it's back to square one for me. The rowing was more like a revision, as we had new rowers with us. It's good to be in the sun again, I've became pale since and can't wait to have that dark tan again. We're gearing up for the Nov competition, the River Regatta, and so should up the tempo towards Oct. This'll be a tougher one as it basically boils down to the team that has the most stamina and brute strength. I'm sure we'll turn out ok though, with the kind of spirit that we are currently running on.

Have to get meself in shape again to book a place on the boat. Am not exactly the biggest guy in the team so have to fight my way onto the boat!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

jia you baby!

powerpuff said...

You work and you take part in dragon boat too? that's pretty awesome:)

Unknown said...

Anonymous: Thank you
PP: Yeah we only train when our schedules allow it, so no biggie really. It really is a sport that makes you work at it though...