I’ve been trying to take an art class since freshman year of college and am finishing up my final weeks of Art 100 right now in my final semester of college. This is a rowing blog Maddie (I’m sure you’re asking yourself). Wtf does art have to do with rowing?? A lot, ok? It has a lot to do with it. I like … Continue reading How Art 100 Made Me a Better Rower
On the wall of the Wisconsin erg bay there is a countdown clock that ticks away the seconds, minutes and hours until the B1G Ten Championship regatta. It’s supposed to be motivating and give the team perspective. As a senior though, watching the clock slide into the single digits is more like waiting to be evicted. This fall I really struggled to get back … Continue reading Time’s Up– The end of a collegiate rowing career
Psychological theory (or at least this TedTalk) states that we push ourselves further than we would normally push ourselves when there’s someone next to us. Yes. Absolutely. I agree. This vein of theory outlines the idea that if we measure ourselves off what someone else is doing, we’ll be measuring our success on a win-lose basis. If I am better than this person I … Continue reading Is Inter-squad Competition Constructive?– A lesson from Kanye.