Post Tagged with: "ROWING"

Rowing After Rio

18th August 2016 3 min to read

Rowing After Rio

Category : SPORT

The dust is settling on the 2016 Olympics. We wait now for another four years for the the world to be swept up again. But this year was different for me and for all Irish rowers. This year we broke down walls and built up belief.   Rowing is a sport that goes relatively unnoticed in Ireland. It’s not in the big leagues lik...

5 ways to get through an erg session without wanting to kill yourself!

8th March 2016 3 min to read

5 ways to get through an erg session without wanting to kill yourself!

Category : LIFE, SPORT

If you’ve ever been on an erg/rowing machine you know that it’s a motherfupper of a thing! A tool of pure torture, discomfort and also sheer boredom. If you’re a rower you’ll have spent the winter months having arguments with yourself about whether to actual sit on one or not and then cursing yourself when you...

Changing my life and getting fit…

16th November 2015 4 min to read

Changing my life and getting fit…

Category : RANT, SPORT

This is a post I wrote about 8 months ago on my old blog. I’m reposting it because a) it’s a topic close to my heart and b) weightloss and changing one’s fitness has not been addressed yet and I feel it’s important. So on that note I hope you enjoy this post ūüôā¬† PS: Image was taken by the super talented Cor...

CREW: Six Reasons To Celebrate Your Crew

9th October 2015 2 min to read

CREW: Six Reasons To Celebrate Your Crew

Category : LIFE, SPORT

So as you all know I took up rowing again about a year and a half ago. And as you rowers know, all you ever do is train so you gotta really like the peeps you row with! ¬†Since rowing has began I’ve become really close to the women I train with. They work hard, they train hard and I¬†find them a constant source of inspiration. ...

Progress is progress…

22nd September 2015 2 min to read

Progress is progress…

Category : FITNESS, RANT, SPORT

When I started back at rowing last year after a good six (seven?) years out of the sport I took to it quite quickly and I was far more used to the dreaded rowing machines than the others. My fitness wasn’t fully there but it was slowly creeping up. Me erg (rowing machine) scores improved quite quickly as I got into the swing of...

Sport:  Hooked for Life

10th September 2015 3 min to read

Sport: Hooked for Life

Category : SPORT

What is it about exercise that makes it so addictive? Addictive in a good way though. Is there such thing as a good addiction? I believe there is. For as long as I can remember I have been playing something or doing some form of exercise. The addiction started from a young age. We lived in Dublin until I was nine and so there was a...

Sport: Becoming lightweight…

11th August 2015 2 min to read

Sport: Becoming lightweight…

Category : RANT, SPORT

So as you might already know I’m a rower. It’s a tough sport but oddly addictive! We are currently on a break. The season has ended, we’re resting our sore bodies but also thinking of next season. It’s important for us to rest but not to get complacent during these restful weeks off. Come September, we are bac...

Sport: Wrinkly bums and kicking asses

1st August 2015 1 min to read

Sport: Wrinkly bums and kicking asses

Category : SPORT

Training as part of a crew can have its ups and downs.¬†Usually, being ‘crew’ is a college thing. College crews are populated with armies of tall fit twenty year olds, with bouncy pony tails, clear skin and perky boobs who get to train twice a day if they wish. A few PBM members¬†are on a novice crew that rows out of Cast...

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