These are Andy’s hands. This is the best they’ve looked since he started rowing. I cannot even explain how hard he has worked nearly every day since January. I’m sooooo proud of him.
Yesterday, his boat (freshman, 8-man boat) won the gold medal for the Central Florida District! It was so exciting. (Of course, I did not have the card for my camera so no actual pictures – doh!)
Next week he goes to Tampa for another race and then the weekend after Easter, to Sarasota for the state championship. I never thought he would be doing all of this stuff. I thought he would stay in the middle school program. The hard work is paying off, I guess.
Mike and I are still climbing our way up the learning curve, but we’re getting better. A wonderful friend gave us their swim meet canopy/tent (their boys are off to college now). Not only did we not get sun-burnt yesterday (it was nearly 90), we were popular. We met all kinds of new people and they were nice to us in exchange for shade. Hmmm . . .
Anyway – I had to tell someone! Yay, Andy!