Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Lake Placid International Regatta

The Lake Placid International Regatta weekend has become my favorite race weekend of the year.  Last year, Matt, Stash and Isabel came to cheer me on as I tried to make the World Championships team.  This year, since I have focused more on school and less on paddling, my only goals were to race hard and have a blast.  I brought Matt, Joe G., Brian, Isabel and her mom, Hamilton, Stephanie, and my parents along with me. What a crew!  We did a few crossfit workouts, watched the 4th of July fireworks, camped, scored a tremendous amount of free beer (long story), and sampled a fair number of the Stewart's ice cream flavors.  While I was racing, the rest of the FEMCKC crew rented SUPs and explored Mirror Lake.  Then, of course, there was the requisite try-out-the-sprint-kayak session.  One of the best parts was seeing my teammates from past years.  Now that we're scattered around the US (actually, around the world-- hi Jen!), we don't get to see each other every day.  I certainly miss that!
Post-race, K4 200m.  So glad we threw a crew together for this!
You're supposed to keep the round side DOWN, Brian

Joe G.'s valiant effort

I know you're jealous of my crew