“The water-rower has been an addition to my year-round training. It”s a full-body workout that allows me to get a great sweat while keeping my heart rate up… All without putting stress on my joints.”
-Rob Gronkowski, (May 14, 1989- ), New England Patriots tight end, 2× Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI), 5× Pro Bowl (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2017), 4× First-team All-Pro (2011, 2014, 2015, 2017), NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2014), NFL receiving touchdowns leader (2011), Third-team All-American (2008), First-team All-Pac-10 (2008).
Happy National Wear Brown Shoes Day! To celebrate just wear your brown shoes all day.
It’s Labor Day and the rowing is easy. Temps are still lazily high here in the Northeast. And being close to water is an ah ha moment indeed. Yet the trees reveal autumn around the corner as leaves tease a bit of color suggesting cooler weather will soon be packing a punch with reason for warmer gear as the sun rises later with each advancing day.
Check here for gear you may anticipate needing tomorrow with today’s Labor Day savings:
Eastern Mountain Sports offers up to 70% off with an additional 20% off one item (there may be exceptions) with the code LABORDAY18.
Land’s End offers up to 75% off savings with an additional 30% off clearance with code HAPPY and pin 8315 and 40% off one regular price item with code CELEBRATE and pin 3427.
LLBean offers 25% off a purchase of $50 today with free shipping.
REI‘s Labor Day sale offers up to 40% off clearance and outlet favorites for all plus 20% off one regularly priced item for members.
My favorite, Sweaty Betty offers 30% off leggings and 20% off everything else plus free shipping with code LABORDAY.
Dick’s Sporting Goods offers an additional $20 off $100 purchase for Labor Day.
Happy National Lobster Day!
“Maneuvering a single shell is like trying to stay upright on a giant knitting needle — a typical boat is 26 feet long and less than a foot wide; balance is either assisted or impeded by the oars, which measure about nine feet each. As sports go, it’s like aquatic tightrope walking, requiring both enormous precision and guts, and I was terrible at it for years — flailing, teetering, nearly flipping the boat on every outing.”
-Craig Lambert, rower, author of Mind Over Water: Lessons on Life from the Art of Rowing.
Happy Pokémon Day 2018!
And, to celebrate Pokémon Day 2018, catch a special Pikachu outfitted in party hat, equipped with 3x Stardust and the special move Present in Pokémon GO. Act quickly, this offering only lasts today!
R2R Quick Tip: Catch multiple party hat Pikachu to evolve into Raichu complete with party hat.
L.L.Bean, the official supplier for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team is offering 25% off clothing, outerwear and footwear with a few exceptions when using the code WINTER. Plus shipping is covered. But hurry this offer only lasts through tonight, January 16, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. ET.
This is my favorite, a more water and wind resistant fleece hoody that’s cozy enough to even provide a hidden opening for a pony or braid. Perfect for supporting the Ski Team starting 2/9/2018 and my own endeavors thereafter!
L.L.Bean stocks Under Armour too. Perfect for winter sports and predawn rows come Spring.
More Under Armour at Costco:
And while the Under Armour Ladies’ HeatGear Spandex are long gone, the Under Armour Ladies’ Fleece Pullovers are still in stock waiting in anticipation for bundling into after an early morning Spring Row.
And while I’m personally loyal to my my old and always reliable Concept2 D, these Rowers are available at Costco for your New Year’s resolutions or prepping for the CRASH-Bs on February 25, 2018.
Perfect holiday gift giving for rowers, the Vineyard Vines tie in four colors (Turqs, Mai Tai, Light Blue & reluctant Navy), a bow tie in Pool Side, plus a long sleeve tee (the best kind) in Hammock Green:
There’s something for everyone on Cyber Monday. Rowers are all about comfort and efficiency, but we like something new too. Here’s a short list of places with spandex, dry wick, fleece, ergs and more for rowers and gifting:
For Under Armour, check the outlet HERE.
For Sperry check HERE.
Regatta Sport continues the Black Friday sale for Cyber Monday, for details check HERE.
Check out sale items and the Bargain Bin at JL Racing HERE.
For Costco check HERE.
For Dick’s Sporting Goods check HERE.
For Eastern Mountain Sports check HERE.
For Land’s End check HERE.
For L.L.Bean check HERE.
Sweaty Betty continues the Black Friday sale for Cyber Monday, for details check HERE.