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Another Wednesday.

Unfortunately I’ve caught the bug that has been circulating through the school for the last couple of weeks. My roommate seems to be getting better, but I woke up yesterday and today with an incredibly sore throat and intense congestion. My days are pretty full as it is, so waking up sick makes it a little bit harder to get through the day. The thing about college is that sometimes you get so involved in things that by taking a day off it really throws things off. Hopefully I’m feeling better by the weekend for racing, but until then I’ll just plow through.

This weekend we were down in Eugene racing on Dexter Lake. For the first time in the last 10 years it was sunny and warm, and none of the races were delayed due to wind! It made the day very efficient, and all around things were good. Our team placed at least one boat in the top 3 in 7 out of our 8 races, which is not too shabby! This coming weekend we’ll be heading up north to Lake Stevens, Washington for our conference championships. We switched some things up in our line-ups this week and I’m interested to see how that changes things in racing. I personally am really excited because the lake is about 10 minutes from my house so my whole family is coming! My grandpa is coming to watch too which I’m really pumped about because after about 9 years of my family being involved in crew, this will be the first time he’ll be able to see any of us race! I’m looking forward to it being a great weekend (and hopefully sunny, too!)

Today we have our Community Outreach program with SAAC down the hill at Riverdale Grade School. We’re joining in on their PE class for the last two classes of the day, which are kindergartners and 3rd graders! Even though I’m not feeling 100%, I still think that playing games with kindergartners for an hour will be a refreshing break.

As always, feel free to send me any questions or comments at asbridge@lclark.edu. My coach has been connecting me with some future prospective rowers which has been great, but I’m also more than happy to chat with anyone else as well!

Later,
Jess

15 April 2009