Naomi Rae-Grant wrote -
"Marathon runners talk about hitting 'the wall' at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn't a wall; it's a hole - an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-meter mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates down by not rowing your hardest is unthinkable...Therefore, you are going to die. Welcome to this life." -- Ashleigh Teitel
Rowing is a huge part of my life and is a huge source of hapiness for me. If you could possible find it in your hearts, and in your wallets to donate even a small amount it would mean a great deal to me. If you decide to donate you will be helping to purchase new boats for all of LGRC and supporting not only me and my team but you'll be helping every athlete associated with Los Gatos Rowing Club.