Sunday, October 02, 2005

Row, Like It's Your Job

I totally forgot while writing last night's OPUS, that Number One Daughter also had a race yesterday, her first of the season (God, I am worthless as a parent). The Head of the Ohio, in Pittsburgh, where her boat came in 6th (of 14) and 2nd (of 4). Don't ask me to explain, rowing is the most complicated sport on earth. Apparently that is a really good finish. Little NOD's eight came in at 16:08.119 (that would be 16 MINUTES). This is what they train for all year round and drive hundreds of miles to participate in, these sprints that no spectator can see without CIA-type binocs, and, if you sneeze, you missed it. Still, i like to go to them. (God, I am such a good parent!).

Don't think I didn't mention to my running partners yesterday that my daughter was in a race too, a race that would take oh, approximately 15 minutes, while her mother was busy killing herself for six hours!!

NOD turns 19 on Monday. Happy Birthday little NODDIE!

7 comments:

Flatman said...

Happy Birthday NOD!

a.maria said...

hey!!! congrats to NOD!! and a very happy birthday!! :)

susie said...

Oooh, I think being on a crew team would be so cool! Of course MY arms wouldn't be able to do it:) Thanks for your support and suggestions about the ITB thing. Ugh. I'm working, I'm working.

David said...

If I had a river and a shell I'd row all the time instead of running; although running is the foundation fo rowing. It's all about the legs.
Good for you, being such a good momma.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much everybody for wishing me a happy birthday! It was a really great day! Also my race was awesome! Pittsburgh is where the race was, and we did pretty well. There was a whole weird way of deciding who won, so it happened that there were 15 schools, and we got 2nd out of 4 PA schools, and 6th out of the 15th club boats. IT was great though and thanks for everyone asking about it!
-NOD

Washington Cube said...

I have a friend running in the upcoming Chicago Marathon. Hope they have good weather.

Washington Cube Was Here. #105

Wil said...

AWE! Cool! Happy b-day NOD! Just a few more years to the big 2 - 1!