Shopping wears a little guy out...thank goodness for Brother's shoulder.
The guys did a lot of fishing.
Grandpa had to put the worms on.
Aus got a new hat.
We rode the jet skis.
Even AJ went for a ride. (he likes the green one better...go figure)
Posted by Jenn at 6:18 AM
In this photo Ed is just approaching the catch. He has a common fault here. Notice that his left shoulder (outside shoulder) is lower than his right shoulder (inside shoulder). This commonly happens when someone is trying to gain the extra 2-3 inches in length and is not quite flexible enough. His inside elbow has a nice soft bend to it and he is beginning to relax his outside leg to allow the torso to rotate and swing through. These are good things.Here he has just taken the water at the catch. His shoulders are beginning to level out and nearing the correct level. Notice the torso rotation and the relaxed outside knee. His inside arm should hold the softness from the above picture.Ed is now into the meat of the drive. His shoulders are even and he has moved his legs back into line with his shoulders...the position of power. His arms are straight and he is moving the boat with the power in his legs.Here he is nearing the release and is transferring the power to his back and arms. His outside arm may be a tad high. This is often caused by anticipating the release and trying to keep the outside elbow in the correct position. The elbow should travel in line with the end of the handle.The blade has now left the water and this is the beginning of the recovery. Notice the proper position of the outside elbow and the levelness of the shoulders.Notice that the knees have already broken but the shoulders are still over the hips. Try to lead out with the hands and hold the knees until the torso swings over.
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I've thought a lot about this summer and the different path the Juniors have taken.
I was concerned, early on, about the lack of competitive opportunities and the great distance we'd have to travel to Nationals. We had a small group that was to make the very expensive trip. A small group to do the hard work.
We decided not to go. To stay home. Maybe we'll try the Head of the Charles in October...
As we have moved into July (and it seems like it gone very fast!) I have begun to feel good about summer. It's been relaxed. We've had time to spend in singles, we've rowed the four...Ed has rowed with the kids. Everyone has had a lot of coaching and really improved.
Remember when we were kids (my generation....) summers were long days spent sleeping 'till noon. Sunny afternoons at the pool or Sherwood beach. Hanging out with neighborhood friends as the evenings cooled.
Seems like today kids are scheduled, camped, sports teamed, activitied half to death.
What happened to summer?
I didn't realize how much I missed it.
Posted by Jenn at 2:37 PM
I was tagged by My Cousin Rebecca to do this multi part meme!
INSTRUCTIONS:Remove the blog in the top spot from the following list and bump everyone up one place. Then add your blog to the bottom slot, like so:
1. The Buzz Queen
2. Tiggerbob's Temporal Typings
4. Rebecca of Sunnybrook
5. Just Another Drill
Next select five people to tag.
1. Donna RonneBlog
2. June the Celestial Teaser
3. Duane when he's ready
4. I guess I need more blogger friends
Then answer the following questions:
What were you doing 10 years ago?
I was enrolled in Paramedic School. Working for an EMS service, poor and tired and ever hopeful. Coaching a small group or rowers.
What were you doing 1 year ago?
Getting my kids ready to Compete at US Nationals. Everyone was working hard and looking fast.
Five snacks you enjoy:
1. Chips and homemade salsa
2. Ice Cream, of course
4. Apples and peanut butter
5. Tortillas and cheese
Five songs to which you know all the lyrics:
1. The KU Alma Mater
2. The Alphabet song
3. The State Song
4. Happy Birthday
5. Silent Night
(I thought it was more appropriate to name songs I can sing solo...well, not really sing since I can't really sing but...)
Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:
1. Fund a Juniors rowing program
2. Spend time traveling with my family
3. Fund college accounts for my stinky nephews
4. Travel around training coaches
5. Pay off all my debts
Five bad habits:
1. Eating out instead of eating what I have at home
2. Not putting stuff back where I got it
3. Snooze button...need I say more
4. Talking over people....working on it
5. Not listening well....also working on it
Five things you like doing:
1. Spending time with my family.
3. Reading in the hammock
4. Watching mindless TV (sorry)
Five things you would never wear again:
1. Stirrup pants
2. A wedding dress (IF...I ever do that again, I'm getting married in shorts)
3. High heels...don't really see the point
4. A unisuit
5. Toe ring
Five favorite toys:
1. My laptop
2. My camera phone
3. My bike(s)
4. Rescue's frisbee
5. My stroke watch ( a coaching thing)
Posted by Jenn at 8:11 PM
This morning I had the pleasure of coaching a brand new, young sculler. A rower with great potential.
I don't coach new rowers very often and today it was just me and him. This kid is smart, very coachable, asks GREAT questions, understands that he is a visual learner, talked about going online and looking at rowing video...it was so much fun!
Watch for this young man...he's our only boy so it's easy to know who I'm talking about.
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