Happy Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble, gobble, it’s not a row but a run along the Schuylkill in Philly. Schuylkill Navy Run will be held today, November 23, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Schuylkill Navy hosts 205 entries from 35 clubs.

For results check HERE.


Your 2017 Planner

 Bring on 2017 because you’re golden! Goodbye 2016 because 2017 promises to be another great year. Now is a great time to get your 2017 planner in gear and really cull priorities so you can hit the ground running so you can really hit the water rowing in the New Year. My plan for 2017 is to cut back on the mundane as much as possible to create more time. I’m filling my planner with all the right stuff and leaving the mediocre behind. 

Never had a planner?  Check out this post from 2014 for a blast from the past that still applies to your present and future planning. 

“Before you cross the street take my hand. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.”

-John Lennon, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) from the album Double Fantasy (1981).

Great Quotes and Boats


“I don’t for a moment think I am any braver or better than anybody else. This is how I attempt to explain what gives me the strength to do what I do; when that thunderbolt of an idea first hit me and inspired me to row across oceans, it filled me with a sense of purpose so strong that it overcame my fears. Even when boredom, frustration, fatigue or despair threatened to overwhelm me, it was that powerful sense of purpose that kept me going.”

-Roz Savage, Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean.

Target Travel

Okay look past the lipstick and you will see that these new Beauty Boxes from Target are the perfect size to take on a regatta, vaca or just to keep in your duffle with the rest of your gear. Okay look past the name too, but c’mon who doesn’t love Tom’s Toothpaste?

Simply Radiant

My favorite is the tiny pot of Aquaphor, my go to for everything. Aquaphor has healing and skin protecting properties so it’s great on a cut or burn and to combat cold windy weather on early morning rows. Try it on blisters, it’s amazing. Try letting up on your grip too. You don’t need to white knuckle the oar, keep it smooth like your recovery. 


Fresh & Fabulous

The July Beauty Boxes are brand new today and ship free. You’re only $7 from being Fresh & Fabulous or Simply Radiant!

Great Quotes and Boats


I never stay away from workouts. I work hard. I’ve tried to take care of my body, I’ll never look back and say that I could have done more. I’ve paid the price in practice, but I know I will get the most out of my ability.

– Carl Yaztrzemski, Boston Red Sox 1961-1983, 18x All-Star, 7x Gold Glove, 3,419 hits, 452 home runs, 1,844 RBIs, second on the all-time list for games played and third for total at-bats. In one year, (1966-1967) Yaz managed to improve his stats: home runs 16 to 44, RBIs 80 to 121, and batting average .278 to .326, hitting .522 in the last two weeks of the season. That was the year referred to as The Impossible Dream with the Sox winning the Pennant, the American League Championship for the first time since 1946 earning Yaz the American League MVP and the Triple Crown. “And if I have my choice between a pennant and a triple crown, I’ll take the pennant every time.”