His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There’s vomit on his sweater, mom’s spaghetti
He’s nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready.
You only got one shot, don’t miss your chance to blow
This opportunity comes once in a lifetime.
“Lose Yourself” by Eminem
Successfully conquered my fear of heights, now if I could only conquer my fear of widths....
I spent this past weekend racing with a local up-and-coming Houston dragon boat team, Flaming Blades. I feel honored they trusted me to be their lead pacer. It’s a role I always take seriously, since maintaining the proper paddle stroke rate could determine how well a team finishes a race. I’m so proud of this team for doing really well in their first ever “competitive club” category dragon boat race. Their year-long commitment to training harder and improving as a group, since starting as a community team, showed as they closely challenged the more veteran teams throughout the different heats of the festival. We didn’t go home with medals this time but, we did leave with many laughs and closer friendships. Thank you for making my last dragon boat race of this season truly memorable. “Together!!!” #DragonBoat “Flaming Blades” #Blockai
La adrenalina nos predispone a reaccionar rápidamente y nos prepara para sacar el máximo rendimiento de nuestros músculos cuando es necesario moverse con una cierta velocidad, ya sea a causa del peligro que corremos o por encontrarnos en situaciones en las que se nos ofrece la oportunidad de ganar algo si somos lo suficientemente ágiles.
The pain was too real!! Disappointed in my time even tho it was hindered by injury!!
Special thanks to @manni_o & @houseofcardinal for helping me in the lead up to the race!
Also a thank you to everyone who donated to @prostatecanceruk ————————————
Finally a thank you @inspiredbysports & @jninspires for getting me back to the point of good mental and physical health!