Author Archives: Shay

I leave to go back home to California tomorrow.  I am sad to leave Craftsbury.  It is absolutely amazing here.  I could not have asked for a more awesome fall!  What I have found is that everyone is sad to … Continue reading

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indoor rowing?

Ahh the ERGO-METER (work – measure), love it or hate it, the time to erg is now (I mean now as in always, but also right now because it is winter, and also just go do it!).  Most rowers dread … Continue reading

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First Snow!

Although we are still looking mostly damp from the past day’s rain, snow season is upon us. As I drove to Willey’s Store in Greensboro, I was surrounded by a perfect white dusting signifying the legitimate start of winter. Typically … Continue reading

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All for Gold

Just when you think you know what is going on, it all changes. Take for instance, when the work-out goes from a 3 X 20 minute easy row to a 3 X 4.5k set at full pressure and I have … Continue reading

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Among the Titans

In Greek mythology, the Titans ruled during the golden age, after which the world was dominated by the Olympians.  Such is life in the rowing world, although our  Olympians  – unlike greek mythology – are always Titans.  Every four years, … Continue reading

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Attention…Go!!!!!

Race season is upon us. This is what I live for:  that moment when you get to the starting line and you know you have done everything possible to have a great race and then you go out and do … Continue reading

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Listen to your body

If there is a skill I have learned better then any other:  it is to ignore my body, quite unfortunately really. I didn’t realize how disconnected I was with my body until a major injury made me face this reality. … Continue reading

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New gear- hurrah

One of my favorite things about sports is sport gear.  I love spandex- it is just great. Shorts without pockets but with endless “pocket” opportunities, because you can stick basically anything in spandex and it will stay there – amazing!  … Continue reading

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Firsts!!!

Life is full of first experiences and here are some of my recent firsts from being at Craftsbury: First time at a county fair- WATCHING DEMOLITION DERBY!!!  It was a pretty big deal especially because Jesse from the dining hall … Continue reading

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Perfect Sun

These last couple of days we have had the best weather!  We have been basking in blue bird days filled with golden sun. These days, the lake is absolutely placid and perfect at all hours and the time spent on … Continue reading

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