If you are hurt… If you are rowing
through an injury and you think you can’t take time off to let yourself heal, I
want you to think about something…
I know it feels like your letting down your boat, team, and coach. I know it feels like letting down yourself. I know it feels like you weren’t strong enough.
But if you keep doing this, if you keep pushing your body your team is going to lose you.
I was so concerned about the A boat I wouldn’t even skip practice to have an MRI. I was so concerned about making my team proud that I rowed with an injury…
Because I didn’t row through the injury.
I worsened it to the point that I am never allowed in a boat again.
I was so concerned that I let a month of time off take my entire rowing career away.
Please. Just think about this and do better for yourself.