Saturday, 1 June 2013

I Gots No Clue

Sorry about the lateness. I set the date in the schedule but not the time. No clue how that happened either.

No clue on how or why I did what I'm about to tell you about anyway. Seeing as Saturday is one of those days when no one really visits and it's a pretty slow day, I thought I'd regale you with banalities of my life. I went to the gym yesterday and they have this personal challenge thing going on with the rowing machines. It's called the Rowing Challenge...obviously. There are three tiers to this;

1. The length of the Olympic rowing course (about 2000 metres)
2. The length of the Oxbridge Boat Race (about 6,765 metres)
3. The length of the English Channel (about 34,000 metres. I think. I'll double check...yep)

If you're wondering what the Oxbridge Boat Race is it's a boat race between the top two universities in England; Oxford and Cambridge. It's a really old tradition actually and has been going on since 1829. I didn't row the length of the channel on the machines, that would be insanity, but I DID row the length of the boat race. I managed to it in about 44 minutes, which everyone agrees is a pretty good time. Obviously if I was in the water itself I probably wouldn't be able to do it at all, let alone so quickly. I was also on a pretty low resistance because I didn't even realise the machines had resistance levels.

...Yeah that happened.

Well anyway I do consider it quite an achievement that I was able to row for so long, far more than I'm impressed at how far I (effectively) rowed. Because you're sat down you don't really realise what it's doing to your body until you try to get up. As soon as I unstrapped my feet from the machine and tried to stand up I almost fell over actually. It left me feeling incredibly sore and I'm amazed I recovered in as little as 30 minutes.

So, that's what I did yesterday. I rowed 6.7 kilometres. I played a lot of video games too but we're trying to focus on the achievements. Next time I do something that stupid I'm going to use the machine with a backrest.

7 comments:

  1. Holy shit, I haven't been on your site in ages!! To be fair, I didn't read anyone's else's blog either :P if that makes up for it. Took a bit break from reading blogs etc. Anyways, how are you?

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  2. That's a bloody good accomplishment, how long did it take?

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  3. Wow!! Good for you!!! I'm exhausted just reading your rowing goals and achievements! Well done you! Take care
    x

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  4. Well done man! Prob took a while to get it though ^^

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  5. Well done on the rowing mate, that must have took absolutely ages! Pretty proud of you all the same because it's an insane amount to row so well done. I recently messed up scheduling too, I think that was due to my own error as usual though.

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  6. Wow! Super proud of all the rowing you did! I don't even think I could do that!

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