Thankful for Winter Training
I am involved in the sport of rowing. "Involved" is putting it mildly. I am quite obsessed with the sport of rowing. Nearly every day in spring, summer, and fall, I rise before dawn in order to row 8 miles before beginning the rest of my day.
Now that cold and wind have arrived, it is time to turn to winter training. There will be some skiing and jogging if the weather is mild, but most days will require conquering the rowing machine, aka erg. The erg is a cruel and heartless machine that tells us how slow we rowers are.
Regardless, three months of erging will help set the pace for the next rowing season. Love-hate relationship though it is, I am thankful for winter training.