Right before I boarded the plane to ATL, my father told me my grandpa is on hospice care and is not expected to live more the a few more days and that he will be leaving for California to be with him on Saturday. Courtney was the first one Icalled and she’s been my rock through this. Today, after my interview, she was so supportive and incredible. I had to see her, so we Skyped and of course my little brother and sister would not leave my side, so they Skyped with her as well and they LOVE her! My stepmother also Skyped with her and she loves her as well. I had to call my older sister (my only “blood” related sibiling) to give her the news about our grandpa, she called me back and I told her, Courtney was on Skype and I walked away for a minute to talk to my sister and my little sister jumped in front of the computer to talk to Courtney and Courtney didn’t mind at all. I hadn’t talked to my older sister in about a year, and it was so hard to tell her about our grandpa and hearing her cry on the phone broke my heart, Courtney noticed I was upset and she stepped into “girlfriend mode” and was being so sweet and supportive when she noticed me about to cry.
It’s been a month since I’ve seen her. I miss her touch, falling asleep and waking up next to her, the way she holds my hand when she’s driving, the way she kisses me, the way she walks up behind me and wraps her arms around me, and the way she looks into my eyes. I miss her so much it’s killing me.
I think that's a rude, false, and unintelligent thing to say about coaches. Some people genuinely enjoy coaching and have a desire/passion to pass on the knowledge of the sport, it has nothing to do with them be able or not able to play.
Have you never heard that saying “those who can’t do, teach?” Clearly you haven’t. Before you attack my intelligence, make sure you are just as well read as I am, which I am assume you are not considering you are attacking me for a famous quote.
See that's what I keep trying to tell my coach but we went on spring training when it got hurt and we've been having normal practices since coming back and she's cutting me no slack. It used to only hurt in the boat, now it hurts walking around and even worse after weight lifting. I've been to the physical therapist but we haven't been able to figure anything out. And if I skip or refuse to practice I'll have to erg a 10k
A 10k erg is enough to kill any rower, injured or not. You need to let your coach know. A crew is only as strong as their weakest crew member.
My IT band is shot. During pieces today my leg hurt so much I couldn't stop myself from crying in between. But it's racing season and the only spare girl quit. Can you give me any advice to care for my leg so I can be strong for my crew?
You need to rest it. Take it easy. If you keep pushing it then you’ll only end up injuring yourself so much more than you already are.