Saturday, September 22, 2012
Have you ever said "yes" to something and then wondered why the heck did I do that?
Well that was me this week.
I have got roped into a dragon boat race and although it's for a very good cause*, afterwards I thought "can I do this?" "what about my sore hand?" "will I make something else sore?" "will I make a fool of myself?"
Well, of course if you thought like that all the time, you'd never go anywhere, or do anything!
This morning was a free come-and-try-it at my local regatta centre (that is one thing I am very grateful to the Sydney Olympics for!) where a good deal of dragon boating goes on.
When I got there there were a lot of people in bright club tshirts and their own special paddles and of course they all new each other.
Then there were us newbies in civvies standing around awkwardly like 7th graders on the first day of high school.
Anyway once things got going they moved at a cracking pace, we were given a safety talk, signed some forms, got in a boat and away we went!
Well it was more fun than I can explain!
Then we had a race with 4 other boats and we won! And we reached a top speed of 12.7 knots!
Are you impressed?
It's on again tomorrow and I'd love to go but it's dear daughter's birthday lunch, and anyway I'm not 100% sure that I won't be a wee bit sore tomorrow.
But I'm hanging out for my next practise.
*The good cause is Dragons Abreast Australia which is an education and support group for breast cancer patients and survivors.
The teams in this dragon boat festival pledge to raise at least $2000 per boat for this amazing cause.
If you'd like to sponsor my team in the dragon boat festival on 28th pop over to my team page.
You can donate anonymously if you like.
Or maybe you'd like to join in this event is in Sydney, but there are teams from other parts of Australia taking part.