Posts tagged paddling
Posts tagged paddling
Can’t seem to stay away from a paddle #dragonboat #disney #paddling
I love this time of year! #dragonboat #paddling #fitblr #fitness #health
Wednesdays are my true abilities test. 8 hour day out in the field, 30 min to prep, then off to dragon boat practice for a couple hours!
TODAY is the memorial day for Mr. Wut Yun who’s legend led to today’s dragon boat races!
I love my dragon boat community for taking initiative in safety and saving lives - CPR course El Monte Dragon Boat Training Facility
I love Wednesday night practices!
I love to use ropes to train for dragon boat racing!
Ain’t that the darnest face ever?! “Sino ka” at our spring dragonboat race
BTW here it is! Our teams first Top Division (Division A) medal since Coach Ed started coaching the team. We started as good potential and have been progressively improving and this is proof! We only have room to get even better. I love my team!
Also I didn’t know they did this but apparently new steers receive a medal for successfully certifying as a steers person. I totally appreciate it but its a funny looking medal… The steer looks more like he’s riding a broom! Quidditch certification maybe?? lol Hogwarts here I come!!
As a meter reader, our boss always tells us to come back the same way we left. Totally failed to do that this weekend coming home from the dragon boat races…Heres the Before/After
A little pinkish…
Totally red and burnt.
Spring Race was my debut as a steers person and it was awesome and symbolic for me to steer my first race for an elementary team. These kids are the future of dragon boat and with the love I have for this sport, supporting these little paddlers was momentous! ALSO, we had two boats for this race competition which consisted of our “Atlas” and “Delta” I paddled for Delta and steered Atlas. If you could imagine, in those conditions I was non stop all day steering, paddling, paddling, steering… even my lunch break was cut short! But enough about me…
I was so PROUD of my team!! We have come a long way since last year when I joined the team. After I joined we had an explosion of people joining the team. Overnight we doubled our team roster. Then when the Long Beach Dragon Boat Festival hit we were an inexperienced team that showed so much potential and managed to take home a few medals. Throughout 2011 we took home many medals and paddled our hearts out but still maintained in the lower divisions. But this year starting with a rough patch throughout Jan and Feb we still managed to pull it together before the Spring Race to train right and train hard all adding up to this moment where we pulled our first medal in a division A race. We placed third in Division A 200m mixed races!
I imagine with more practice and dedication from the team we can totally compete in Division A and be one of the top teams! Regardless, I love my team and were the best!
After the races some of us went to celebrate a wholesome meal at our team sponsors establishment Naples Rib Co and I went home for a good nights sleep…