The Henley Royal Regatta has officially begun! We raced on Wednesday afternoon against a crew that we’ve raced three times during our trip- making this our fourth race. It was weird, but kind of nice to “know” the crew.
Henley is different than most sprint races that we’re used to. There are only two boats in each race, it’s a big bracket single elimination, no buoys (instead, booms), a little more than 2000 meters, etc. The biggest difference though is that people actually know what crew is. And it is a BIG DEAL. I love it.
So the race was long, and honestly a little more than a blur… All this build up for seven and a half minutes and it’s over. Your fate is decided with one ring of a buzzer.
But, we won!
And we’re through to the next round!
So we race today (Thursday) at 11:10 am local time.
Here’s a picture I kindly borrowed from Row2k from the first race. Not many pictures show a coxswain in a bowloader four… That’s my hat and sunglasses and hand. If you look to the background, you can see the crowds as well as the other boat.
I want to extend a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has commented, tweeted, and emailed me good luck wishes. You guys are amazing 🙂
Some more pictures: Sunset by the docks OBSESSED with this. That’s the finish line down there towards the middle of the photo!
No one will know the size of your jeans but they’ll know if they don’t fit! Struggling with my postpartum body… and just decided to go to the store and buy jeans that fit! Who knows what will happen down the road (my postpartum body always feels foreign for a while), but for now I have jeans that fit and that I feel good in. 🏻
Leave a comment with “jeans” and I’ll send you links for my outfit! 🔗
Can’t wait to fill Rory’s @petitekeep trunk with special memories and treasures 🏻 Jack’s is tucked away in his closet and every once in a while I open it up to store another item and reminisce on all the wonderful moments of his life so far. Love these keepsakes 🤍🍼👶🏼
After quite a tough pregnancy, from the first days all the way to the very end, I’m finally starting to feel like myself again! Nothing better than feeling a bit more “me.” I am trying to prioritize taking care of myself by carving out little slivers of time to do things that I enjoy… I don’t have unlimited time for hobbies, but I’ll take what I can get! I’m working on a couple of small needlepoint projects and I’m excited to start on Rory’s stocking soon🧵 🪡
My Valentine + Valentine Baby ❣️ After a very stressful start to the year, Rory’s birth felt like a bright light of hope and positivity. I’m so, so grateful for a healthy (and speedy!) delivery with Mike by my side.
(If you’re local, I switched to @madisonaveobgyn and this experience was night and day compared to my first pregnancy/delivery. I am *eternally* grateful for incredible care both during pregnancy and especially during delivery. It makes a huge difference.)