June 3, 2013 in Uncategorized
In an attempt to be more adventurous and a team player I decided to enter our company’s dragon boat racing team for the Corporate Games.
A small fact I have never participated in a team sports event, I played hockey at school but I was always a reserve, team sport and I don’t go hand in hand. This is really out of my comfort zone so it’s natural that I would be anxious.
Our team is made up of a group of novices, we had a training session scheduled for last Thursday, I was filled with trepidation, and the weather was horrible with 80% chance of rain scheduled for the day. I don’t know why it never occurred to us that we might get wet; I was struggling with really cold feet that day.
FitnessEd gave us a little pep talk promising us that once we get into it we will enjoy it.
At the practice point we got our oars, and life jacket (yeah I wore one just in case). Seeing the other teams gliding along the water really made me nervous, would I get this right?
It’s really taking difficult taking 9 people putting them together and getting them to row as one. The instructor taught us basic techniques, and by the end of the evening we got the hang of it. We even had a little race with the other teams and came in second, not too shabby. And we did end up having lots of fun.
What surprised me the next day is how much of a workout we really had, I could feel it in my triceps, back, abd and even thighs.
We’re scheduled to do the 200m, not sure about the 500m race though. Go 24Dragons!