Country boy goes rowing

Country boy goes rowing

So as some of you know I am doing monthly challenges whilst on the liver transplant list, Decembers challenge was attending the British indoor rowing championships at the Olympic velodrome. I set myself self the target of rowing the 2k in 8:00 mins, a time pre listing that would have been fairly easy, the fastest I had gone in training was 8:24 and I had a rubbish week, felt a bit under the weather all week, but I wanted to give it my best. I knew what I had to do so I dug in deep and pulled it off with a 7:59. I've started do the events in my pink tutu as I find people find it easy to start talking to me, they tend to all say they thought I didn't look right so the tutu works as my ice breaker.

I am totalled shattered and probably pushed a bit hard today with all the travelling as well but I feel amazing having achieved something that I thought I wouldn't even be able to enter 6 months ago.

Although I don't suggest all rushing out to jump on a rowing machine, anything you can do to help your health and fitness is going to help.

Stay well out there guys.

Gareth 'rowing badge, completed'

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  • I like the idea of a series of challenges, especially when you are tied to a short travelling distance from your transplant centre. When I was on the list, I spent time rediscovering some of the great places on our doorstep: places that are so close you take them for granted.

  • Well done,good for you!! All is making your body stronger,ready fir your Xplant.Jenny

  • Well done Gareth. Loving the pink tutu ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I'll catch up with you soon. Stay well my friend. Nicki ๐Ÿ’ž

  • Great idea. Staying as fit as possible is of course a top priority when you're ont the list. Making these challenges is really important. I didn't do anything quite as structured but I'd challenge myself to walk at least a couple of kms a day.

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